Public Policy Manager (12 month FTC)

United Kingdom

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This is an opportunity to join an outstanding team of people in a mission- driven company. As DeepMind continues to grow, we are now seeking a highly talented and hardworking individual to join our Ethics and Society team.

You'll need proven experience of international policy development and stakeholder management and will be encouraged to make a meaningful contribution to our policy strategy in a number of countries beyond the UK. We are looking for someone who is motivated by the opportunity to contribute to a policy environment that supports our efforts to use our technologies for widespread public benefit and scientific discovery.

About Us

Artificial Intelligence could be one of humanity's most useful inventions. At Google DeepMind, we're a team of scientists, engineers, machine learning experts and more, working together to advance the state of the art in artificial intelligence. We use our technologies for widespread public benefit and scientific discovery, and collaborate with others on critical challenges, ensuring safety and ethics are the highest priority.

We've built a supportive and inclusive environment where collaboration is encouraged and learning is shared freely. We constantly iterate on our workplace experience with the goal of ensuring it encourages a balanced life. From excellent office facilities through to extensive manager support, we strive to support our people and their needs as effectively as possible. Our list of benefits is extensive, and we're happy to discuss this further throughout the interview process.

The Role

The role requires experience working in policy development and stakeholder management, as well as a background in emerging technology or science policy. Ideally, you'll have knowledge of European policy-making environments, as well as an eagerness to work across additional countries and regions. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical, as is a genuine interest in the societal implications of advanced technologies. The role will be based in Google DeepMind's offices in London.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the development and implementation of our international policy and engagement strategy.
  • Build and maintain relationships with governments and the wider policy community across multiple countries, representing Google DeepMind in external meetings and industry forums.
  • Draft insightful and compelling policy submissions, briefings and papers.
  • Identify and share insights into relevant emerging political and policy trends, helping to anticipate issues, risks and opportunities.
  • Support senior executives' policy engagement and advise internal teams on the policy implications of our work.
  • Contribute to the development of Google DeepMind's positions on emerging and relevant public policy issues, working closely with our outstanding technical teams and researchers
  • About You
  • Relevant experience working in policy development and / or research.
  • Strong grasp of science and technology policy and dedication to working towards policy solutions that benefit society.
  • Ability to quickly assimilate complex issues across multiple areas, including technical and regulatory issues, and distill and communicate them effectively.
  • Excellent communicator, able to influence a variety of audiences, in person and in writing.
  • Experience in building and handling stakeholder relationships - track record of working collaboratively towards common goals.
  • Experience executing international strategies and working with policy communities in different countries, particularly across France and Germany.
  • Highly organised, strategic thinker with the ability to balance complex and challenging demands.
  • Proactive teammate with the ability to exercise good judgement (and humour) in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent work ethic and desire to achieve.
  • Eager to learn about and impact policy environments with which you may not already be familiar.
  • Willing to travel internationally regularly.
  • Powerful curiosity that keeps you ahead on policy debates and issues.
  • Passionate about making a commitment and contribution to Google DeepMind
  • Proficiency in French and German is essential.
  • Desired

  • Experience in government, consultancy, an international organisation, academic institution, or think tank.
  • Experience of or good working knowledge of AI policy issues.
  • Experience in investigating, negotiating and publishing emerging technology policy thinking or other, relevant material
  • Competitive salary applies

    Job details


    Public Policy Manager (12 month FTC)




    United Kingdom


    November 13, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 13, 2023

    Job type



    ML, AI, Data Science

    About the employer

    We’re a team of scientists, engineers, ethicists and more, committed to solving intelligence, to advance science and benefit humanity.

    Our story

    We’ve always been fascinated by human intelligence – it shaped the modern world we live in today.

    Intelligence allows us to learn, imagine, cooperate, create, communicate, and so much more. By better understanding different aspects of intelligence, we can use this knowledge as inspiration to build novel computer systems that learn to find solutions to difficult problems on their own.

    Like the Hubble telescope that helped us look deeper into space, these tools are already expanding human knowledge and making positive global impact. Our long term aim is to solve intelligence, developing more general and capable problem-solving systems, known as artificial general intelligence (AGI).

    Guided by safety and ethics, this invention could help society find answers to some of the world’s most pressing and fundamental scientific challenges.

    We’re solving intelligence to advance science and benefit humanity. At the heart of this mission is our commitment to act as responsible pioneers in the field of AI, in service of society’s needs and expectations.

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