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‘A group of talented, high impact change-makers’

Animal Think Tank is a grassroots organisation of creative, purpose-driven members and volunteers. We’re not a ‘workplace’. When you join ATT, you’ll join a group of talented, high-impact change-makers passionate about achieving our audacious goal. We go the extra mile, sometimes at odd hours if need be; and we do it wisely.

If you’re determined to make a massive impact for our animal cousins, and willing to try something uniquely different, we’d love to talk to you. While relevant experience is great, we believe anyone has the potential to be a leader if they bring energy, creative ideas and a can-do attitude.

 

Apply Here

Please apply through the Apply Here link and direct any questions to recruit@animalthinktank.org.uk

 

Compensation

We are primarily a volunteer organisation. There are opportunities to join full-time, part-time or casual volunteer roles. We are able to offer some part-time paid roles, occasionally full time. We are also able to direct people to a grant making organisation that can help support volunteers to meet their basic needs. Others have found, or worked with us to find, other creative solutions to volunteer. Whatever your background, whether you’ve dependents or special circumstances, we should be able to find a way together – talk to us.

We rely on people giving up their time to build a movement for the animals. Some of our members volunteer more casually by working a few hours a week, a month or to do a one-off project. We can discuss what support we can offer upon your application. Here at ATT we’re proud to do things differently, and we also understand that we’re not for everyone.

Inclusivity and Fairness

We’re proud of our diversity: our different backgrounds, work and education experiences. We welcome all applications and encourage those in doubt to apply.

We have also 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.

How we help non successful applicants

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 Roles

Full Time Roles (Based in Lancaster unless stated otherwise)
  • Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis. Start dates can vary for the right candidates

1) Political Strategy Analyst (Remote Availability)

Are you ready to shape the future of the Animal Freedom Movement in the UK? As a Political Strategy Analyst at Animal Think Tank, you will play a key role in our long-term strategy research projects, defining our strategic plan for the next 5 to 15 years. This exciting position involves identifying the political and economic feasibility of our milestones and objectives, ensuring our vision becomes a reality. Join us to make a meaningful impact and be a driving force in pioneering change for animal freedom. 

View the Political Strategy Analyst Success Profile for more information 

2) Quantitative Public Research and Testing (Remote Availability)

As part of this role you will be expected to aid the development of more persuasive and strategic campaigns and communications, by conducting quantitative public research and testing, in order to further social and political change for Animal Freedom. This role exists within the Narrative Research Team

View the Quantitative Public Research and Testing Success Profile for more information

3) Qualitative Public Research and Testing (Remote Availability)

As part of this role, you will be expected to lead qualitative public research and testing studies, as well as collaborating with others in the Narrative Research team on quantitative studies, to determine the most persuasive messaging values, frames, metaphors and narratives that can help build public support for Animal Freedom.

View the Qualitative Public Research and Testing Success Profile for more information.

4) Movement Building Lead

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 Movement Building Lead Success Profile for more information.

5) 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 Profile for more information. 

6) 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 Roles (Remote Availability)

We currently have no voluntary roles available.

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. Instead, we work with members to ensure a simple, yet comfortable life.

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.