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Volunteer-Led Movement

There are opportunities to join full-time or part-time with the support of needs-based compensation. We are, however, primarily a volunteer led organisation. We rely on people giving up their time to build a movement for the animals.  We can though support people from a variety of backgrounds to join us full-time, including those with dependents or special circumstances. Whilst some have the means to fund themselves as volunteers, or get support from us, many of us have found other creative solutions. Some of our members volunteer more casually by working a few hours a week, a month or to do a one-off project. Scroll down to our ‘Simple Living and Pay’ section to find out more about living a meaningful life with us.

 

How to Apply

Apply Here. You will be asked to select the role you are applying for, submit your CV and answer various questions about your chosen role. Note that we value the answers to the given question more than we do what is on your CV. 

 

Inclusivity and Fairness

We have recently taken part in the ‘inclusive recruitment skills programme’ and have incorporated best practice into our process. We hope it will provide a great candidate experience. Anonymous feedback can be submitted here. If something deterred you from applying we’d like to hear about it.

 

Full-Time Roles

Full-time roles are all based in Lancaster. Click on each role to find further details.

Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis. Start dates can vary for the right candidates. 

Community Organiser

Within our Social Movement Operations team, you will work with a group of fellow organisers to enable everyday people to campaign and form groups that build power for animals in their communities.

View the Community Organiser Success Plan for more information.

Chief Inspiration Officer

As Coordination Lead, you’ll be building a team that can deliver our organisational vision of a network of grassroots campaigning groups.

View the Chief Inspiration Officer Success Plan for more information. 

Social Movement Campaigner (Expression of Interest)

Being a Social Movement Campaigner entails endless possibilities. You might find yourself building our next national campaign; you could be organising everyday people to lead local groups; you might set up the technology that powers the movement; or you might find yourself training leaders across the country.

View the Social Movement Campaigner Success Profile for more information.

Part-Time Volunteer Roles

Part time roles can be done remotely

Research Analyst (Strategy)

You will work closely with our Strategy Circle to provide support for the ongoing strategic projects of the Animal Think Tank.

  • Conduct literature reviews and analyse qualitative data for ATT’s research projects.
  • Contribute your unique perspective to collaborative initiatives.
  • Success as a research analyst requires flexibility and the ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Commitment: Just a few hours per week.

Write to us at Kangan.upadhye@animalthinktank.org.uk and David.Bowden@animalthinktank.org.uk if it interests you.

Vision Researcher (Strategy)

You will work closely with our Strategy Circle to provide support for the ongoing strategic projects of the Animal Think Tank.

  • Research and compile key ideas, theories, and trends to shape ATT’s vision for a UK where animals have their freedom respected and protected by law.
  • If you’re a good communicator, comfortable with research, producing simple documents, synthesising information and can think creatively, this is for you.
  • Commitment: Just a few hours per week. Immediate Start

Write to us at Kangan.upadhye@animalthinktank.org.uk and David.Bowden@animalthinktank.org.uk if it interests you.

    Political Economy Research Analyst (Strategy)

    You will work closely with our Strategy Circle to provide support for the ongoing strategic projects of the Animal Think Tank.

    • Dive into research exploring the intersection of political economy, animal welfare, and freedom.
    • Examine how economic decisions impact animal industries, explore the influence of trade agreements on animal welfare standards, and understand broader socio-economic factors shaping attitudes towards animals.
    • Ideal for enthusiastic student researchers.
    • Commitment: Just a few hours per week.

    Write to us at Kangan.upadhye@animalthinktank.org.uk and David.Bowden@animalthinktank.org.uk if it interests you.

      Content and Social Media Specialist (Strategy)

      We are looking for an individual passionate about content writing and social media to collaborate closely with our Strategy and Brand Circle. In this role, you will provide support for content creation, including graphic design and writing, and ensure regular social media posts for our Strategy work.

      Commitment: Just a few hours per week.

      Write to us at Kangan.upadhye@animalthinktank.org.uk and David.Bowden@animalthinktank.org.uk if it interests you.

        How we help non-successful applicants

        We welcome all applications and encourage those in doubt to apply. If you aren’t successful in your application, we will hold your details in case we release new roles that are better suited, share resources to help you find your place in the Animal Freedom movement and we will also, upon your consent, share your application with other organisations within the movement.

        Our future expansion plans

        We are in the process of scaling up to a team of 25+. We advertise roles in accordance to the organisation’s priorities. New roles are expected to become available over time.

        We’re looking for people who are:

        • Dedicated to Animal Freedom and aligned with our values
        • Ready to unlock their full potential
        • Humble, emotionally intelligent and excellent team players
        • Open-minded and eager to grow both personally and professionally
        • Highly motivated, with a strong sense of initiative
        • Strong written and spoken communicators

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        Why Join Us?

        We’re Purpose-Driven

        All members at Animal Think Tank fully embrace the purpose and importance of their roles. Not only does this serve as a great motivator for everyone here to get things done, but it also provides each individual with a sense of personal purpose in their lives. We are dedicated to the cause of Animal Freedom and we plan to build a mass movement to transform society. We like to differentiate ourselves from the majority of other workplaces where employees merely work for their pay cheque at the end of the month. We have purpose. We have meaning. And we will bring about change.

        We Distribute Leadership

        Animal Think Tank is not structured like a typical organisation. We practice holacracy, which means that individuals have more autonomy and more responsibility in their work. We don’t have ‘bosses’ who tell us what to do, but we do take mentoring and coaching seriously to ensure we reach our goals, collectively take part in the decisions in our respective teams, and follow through on what we agree on.

        As part of our commitment to building a team of leaders, we invest heavily in training and mentoring our members, we host many internal trainings, and all full-time members get a self-directed annual training budget to invest in their knowledge and skills.

        Our Culture

        We seek to be intentional in creating our culture and are working to build a culture which is:

        • Self-managing – everyone has personal autonomy and responsibility to do their best work to achieve their role’s purpose. But we are aware of other roles and work collaboratively to ensure all our work aligns together
        • Open-minded – we are receptive to a wide variety of ideas, arguments and information and value the ability to view things from others’ perspectives
        • Growth-oriented – we are passionate about continuous personal and professional learning and growth
        • Blame-free – we ‘give it a whirl’ and have the freedom to fail; we know mistakes are integral to learning
        • Caring and empathetic – we care about and support each other and strive to treat everyone with empathy, compassion and kindness, even those we disagree with
        • Empowering – we support people to realise their full potential and step fully into their power; we build shared power through collaboration and relationship
        • Collaborative – we work collaboratively within both ATT and the wider movement. We ask for support and guidance when needed. We all need each other to win
        • Audacious – we dare to think big and act like anything is possible
        • Fearless – we know greatness is not found in our comfort zones
        • Self-aware and reflective – we value self-awareness, emotional intelligence and reflection – we own our emotions
        • Effective and impact-oriented – we focus on doing the right thing and doing it well – we ‘go slow to go fast’.

        Our Team

        We have a passionate and dedicated team who will work alongside you to help you unlock your full potential.

        Click here to meet them.

        Our Home

        Our team is based in Lancaster, England. We chose to build Animal Think Tank in Lancaster due to the city’s progressive roots, rich culture and history, national reputation and affordability. We generally expect our members to be based in Lancaster.

        Resources

        If you are interested in joining us, you may want to engage with some of the books which have influenced our thinking in the Animal Think Tank Reading List.

        Diversity

        We are a diverse group and we intend to expand in the same way. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply. Having a range of people on our team, with different backgrounds, experiences, identities, viewpoints and beliefs, matters to us deeply. We believe our differences and uniqueness make us stronger. Having a diverse team will also help us build a freedom movement that is representative and welcoming of all sections of society.

        Simple Living and Pay

        Because we’re building a freedom movement powered by volunteers, we’re creating a culture where we celebrate everyone who volunteers their time, and where occasional and full-time members have equal standing. That’s why we don’t offer salaries in the traditional sense.

        Of course, we recognise that our members need funds to live, so we offer needs-based compensation, which enables them to enjoy a simple yet comfortable life.

        To find out more about how we support our members take a look at our Volunteers Grant System or reach out to recruit@animalthinktank.org.uk

        Crucially, the work we do at Animal Think Tank offers an opportunity rarely found in traditional jobs—the chance to transform ourselves, as well as the world around us.

        Member Assistance Programme (MAP)

        Our MAP offers a variety of support, including counseling, information on child/dependent care, financial and legal guidance, as well as assistance with any general inquiries regarding your everyday life.

        To find out more about how we care and support our members take a look at ATT’s Handbook.