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Applications for our January 23 board are now closed, but we still want to hear from you
Join The Data Lab in creating a thriving, connected society powered by data
Our January 2023 board applications are now closed, but we’re still eager to hear from you so that you can be made aware of future calls
The Data Lab goals
At The Data Lab, our vision is to create the world’s most impactful data community. A thriving and connected society powered by data. One where cross-sector conversations, creativity and collaboration ignite and sustain the sparks of ground-breaking ideas, products and societal advances.
It is vital that we have a diverse range of applicants: we recognise the need for fresh ideas (as well as different perspectives and approaches) as we take The Data Lab forward and scale our impact.
Our Governance Board is responsible for creating, directing and guiding the implementation of our policies and strategies.
Our Innovation Advisory Board is responsible for advising on innovation, and collaborative projects.
Our Education Advisory Board is responsible for advising on education activity including our educational partnerships, continuous personal development and skills development programming.
INNOVATE: We nurture innovation and creativity from our people and community. We encourage and facilitate collaboration, and we encourage our people to be curious.
GROW: We provide opportunities for learning, growth and development for both our people and our community. We are committed to learning and we embrace opportunity.
SUPPORT: We trust, enable and support each other to do the best job we can. We are transparent and open and encourage our people to lead healthy lives.
RESPECT: We respect the work styles, opinions, responsibilities, space and personalities of others. We champion diversity and we act with integrity.
What are the benefits?
The Data Lab is at the heart of driving Scotland forward as a pioneer and world leader in how data can be used for the advancement of our economy and society. We create pioneering collaborations across industry, academia and the public sector in Scotland, the UK and around the world. You can join us in driving our mission forward and making an impact.
Benefits to board membership include:
- Access to our broad cross-sectoral network
- The opportunity to represent The Data Lab at events, and to attend meetings with key industry stakeholders, academic partners, funders and government
- Influence our strategy and vision
- Decide our priorities and actions, approve budgets and act as a sounding board for our leadership team
- Free access to industry networking events and showcases, such as DataFest – our international festival of data and innovation
Join our Board
Interested in joining? Send us your CV and cover letter to email@example.com, detailing:
- Why you are interested in applying for future open positions
- What you bring to the role through your experience, knowledge and networks
- Which of our three boards you’d like to join: Governance, Innovation or Education
We welcome new voices, insights, and ideas and encourage applications from a wide range of talented people irrespective of their: religion or belief, gender, gender identity, age, disability, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, political belief, relationship status, and/or caring responsibilities.
This appointment process promotes, demonstrates and upholds equality of opportunity for all.
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