Based in London, the Open Data Institute is a small not-for-profit organisation that has expertise, a strong voice, and influence in our field.
Our mission is to work with companies and governments to build an open, trustworthy data ecosystem, where people can make better decisions using data and manage any harmful impacts.
The ODI was co-founded in 2012 by the inventor of the web Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Artificial Intelligence expert Sir Nigel Shadbolt to advocate for the innovative use of open data to affect positive change across the globe.
Our values are that we are expert, enabling and fearless. Read more about our mission here.
Working with us
Our work is always interesting and important, but we have entered into a crucial phase of work at the ODI and have a number of new and exciting opportunities for you to come and work with us.
If you’re passionate about what we do and have skills, knowledge and expertise that will help us achieve our mission and goals, we’d love to hear from you.
We’re a fun, friendly and sometimes lively team. We also place a high value on listening to each other and learning, and encourage you to bring your whole self to work.
Currently we are all working entirely from home. If you are the successful applicant whilst this situation remains, support will be provided to ensure your home environment is suitable for any roles. As we return to work, we expect the office in London to reopen and all members of the team to be in the office a number of days a week.
- 5% employer contributory pension
- 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays
- Life assurance cover
- Long term disability cover
- Critical illness cover
- £750 annual professional development budget
- Coaching and mentoring
- Flexible working
- Season ticket loan
- Cycle to work scheme
- Eye care vouchers
- Monthly team building and social events
Applying to work with us
The ODI welcomes and encourages job applications from a diverse range of backgrounds to promote an inclusive culture and a diverse working environment.
To apply, click on our current job vacancies above. If you’ve got any queries, please email [email protected]
Please read: Your privacy: ODI recruitment process.
Join us as an ODI research fellow
- Data ethics and privacy
- Emerging tech and AI
- Public service design
- Science and research
- Search and discovery
- Skills and literacy
- Olivier Thereaux
News, Tender opportunities 21/10/2020
Open call: Peer learning network for data collaborations – Background – What do we mean by data collaborations? – What do we mean by ‘peer learning network’? – What are the key goals of the peer learning network? – What kinds of data collaboration are we most interested in hearing from? – How will the network be organised and how can the funding be used? – Summary of key information – Timeline – Terms of payment – Deliverables – How to apply – Decision criteria – Questions about the tender
News, Tender opportunities 13/10/2020
Call for Proposals: A review of public–private mobility data sharing in response to the Covid-19 pandemic
- Ben Snaith
- Charlotte Mitchell
- Olivier Thereaux
What our team think about working with the ODI
Oliver Sisman – OpenActive Engagement Consultant:
I love working at the ODI because there are so many opportunities to learn whilst at work, from all of the different projects the ODI are working on, to the Friday lunchtime lectures
Charlotte Mitchell – Delivery Manager:
The ODI is the most people-centric place I have ever worked, staff wellbeing is a real priority and there are many ways that this is manifested across the company. People genuinely care about each other and the work that they do and this makes for a very special and unique working environment
Emma Thwaites – Director of Publishing, Engagement and Communication:
The great team, the chance to work on inspiring projects and the commitment to communicating meaningfully and clearly
Aaron Damoa – Business Administration Apprentice:
I love working at the ODI because of the bubbly and fun environment to work within. Although I am the youngest amongst my colleagues they still treat me as an adult and always include me in any activities that may occur
Amiee Winney – HR Manager:
I love working for the ODI due to the people. I joined the organisation at a testing time, (during COVID 19) and feel that the team have supported and looked out for one another and done it all with a sense of humour, which is needed! I also love that I am able to share ideas and I feel these are listened to by staff at all levels
Julie McMahon – Membership Coordinator:
ODI works hard to achieve its mission but there is fun at the heart of the organisation. ODI has a genuine family friendly approach to work patterns which is really helpful and refreshing