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About Wikimedia UK
Wikimedia UK is the national chapter for the global Wikimedia movement and projects, of which Wikipedia is the best known. Wikimedia UK works in partnership with organisations from the cultural and education sectors and beyond in order to unlock content, remove barriers to knowledge, develop new ways of engaging with the public and enable learners to benefit fully from the educational potential of the Wikimedia projects.
Wikimedia UK’s strategy is informed by and supports the strategic direction of the global Wikimedia movement. Our work focuses on the knowledge and communities that have been left out by structures of power and privilege; breaking down the barriers that prevent people and organisations from accessing and contributing to free knowledge, and supporting the development of technical solutions to help eradicate inequality and bias on Wikimedia.
You can read about Wikimedia UK’s work in our latest Strategic Report, which is online here
The Strategic Framework that we’re currently working to is online here.
Wikimedia UK is a charity, registered in England, Scotland and Wales and independent from the US-based Wikimedia Foundation. For global Wikimedia openings, please follow @wikimediaatwork on .
Who's working with us now?
For a current list of our staff, see Staff.
We are recruiting for a new Chair of Trustees, to lead a highly effective board and to support a strong executive team in the delivery of our vision and mission. The ideal candidate might come from a wide range of professional backgrounds but will have a good understanding of charity governance, the skills and experience to run productive meetings, and a collegiate, collaborative approach in keeping with the ethos of the Wikimedia movement. They will also bring a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and understand how important this is to an organisation like Wikimedia UK.
Please click on the link above to access the full role description and person specification, or to download the recruitment pack. To apply, please send a CV and a short expression of interest to [] by the deadline of Sunday 6th June 2021. Online interviews are expected to take place on the afternoon of Monday 14th June. If you would like an informal conversation about the role, please email Katie on the email address above to arrange.
We particularly welcome applications from traditionally underrepresented groups, such as those with protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act.
We are looking for a dynamic project leader with experience of delivering successful, collaborative partnerships and events with the heritage, cultural or education sectors, and supporting volunteers. You would be joining a small and friendly programmes team at Wikimedia UK, covering a period of additional funding from National Lottery Heritage Fund to deliver Digital Skills to heritage organisations.
The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 20th June and interviews are expected to take place on Tuesday 29th June via zoom. Please click on the link above to access the full role description and person specification, or to download the recruitment pack.