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Job Title[edit | edit source]

Programme Manager

About Us[edit | edit source]

Wikimedia UK is a not-for-profit association set up to promote and support Wikipedia, its sister projects, and other open educational resources in the UK . "Open" content refers to information which is available for copying, reuse and modification, including for commercial uses, without cost or restriction other than attribution. We were established in 2008 and are one of around thirty similar associations in countries around the world. We work with museums, universities, businesses and media companies to make more freely licensed content available via Wikipedia and similar projects, and to help other people re-use content from Wikipedia. We seek to have a close relationship with other open content organizations in the UK, and with the community of Wikimedia readers and editors.

Job Description[edit | edit source]

The main role of the programme manage is coordinating Wikimedia UK's domestic and international projects, programmes and events. The position is full time, and will be located in London, UK.

The kind of tasks that will be performed include (but are not limited to):

  • Creating and maintaining programme activities and budgets.
  • Overseeing programmes including coordinating volunteers, contractors and resources.
  • Applying for and reporting on Trust or Government grants
  • Liaising with and forming partnerships with external organisations
  • Communicating programme activities to public through on-line and traditional media.

The programmes may include:

  • Events located in cities around the UK, either for Wikimedians or for the public (example: Annual Conference 2011)
  • National events spread around multiple cities (Example: Britain Loves Wikipedia)
  • Conferences for several hundred participants with international attendance (Example: GLAM-WIKI)

The successful candidate will report to the Board of Trustees on a day-to-day basis.

Candidate[edit | edit source]

The following skills are required:

  • Excellent written communication and IT literacy
  • Good organisation
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Project Management
  • Experience working in a Non-Profit organisation or charity
  • Ability to work independently

The following elements are preferred:

  • Experience in trust or Government grant applications
  • Experience organising international programmes
  • Experience with social media, website development, or open source tools
  • Knowledge of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia movement

The ideal candidate will have a number of years of experience working within a charitable organisation coordination domestic and international products. They must be located within the UK, or able to relocate to the UK and satisfy the appropriate visa requirements (assistance with visa and relocation costs are not available).

Duration[edit | edit source]

The term of the position will be for twelve months, starting as soon as possible after the application deadline. The position may be extended depending on results and fit to WMUK's strategy.

Salary[edit | edit source]

The successful candidate will be paid between £20,000-30,000 depending on experience. Authorised expenses incurred in the performance of duties will be reimbursed including postage, stationary, internet costs, telephone, travel costs and subsistence whilst away from London. Budgets for individual projects will also be available.

Application[edit | edit source]

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