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Posted: Wednesday, July 11th 2018
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Job Title:     WES Centenary Trail Project Officer
Organisation:     Women's Engineering Society
Salary:     £23,000 - 25,000 p.a. (pro rata)
Type:     Part-Time Position (22)
 Contract: 18 Months
Location:     Hertfordshire, England
Closing Date:     Monday, August 13th, 2018
Job Ref No:     RH-CPTO
   
Other Benefits:   Home Based
   
 
Job Description:
Women’s Engineering Society- WES Centenary Trail Centenary Trail Project Officer
Home Based - HQ Stevenage Hertfordshire

ROLE TITLE: WES Centenary Trail Project Officer
RESPONSIBLE TO:CEO
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Project consultants, freelancers and volunteers
LOCATION: Home-based (with ability to be in the Stevenage head office as required)

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE - Principal Tasks and Responsibilities:

• Undertake the project management and delivery of the WES Centenary Trail Project, funded by
Heritage Lottery Fund.
• Be responsible for management of the external contractors.
• Recruit and manage the project volunteers, for roles including Wikithons, events, oral history
recordings and the Lottie Doll tour.
• Collaborate with the project supporters including the Wikimedian and IET Archives to develop and
deliver the Wikipedia entries.
• Collaborate with the project supporters including the Wikimedian and universities to develop and
deliver the Wikithon events.
• Oversee the web developers to create the online Centenary Trail map from the Wikipedia and
Wikidata entries.
• Work with project supporters and volunteers to develop and deliver public facing events and the
Lottie Doll Centenary Trail tour.
• Support volunteers to develop and deliver the oral history recording elements of the project.
• Work with Heritage Open Days to support sites associated with WES to open for HODS in 2019.
• Complete all HLF reporting and documentation and acknowledgements in an accurate and timely
manner as required by HLF.
• Embed, manage and deliver the project evaluation framework as developed by the Evaluation
Adviser, including collating feedback.
• Manage the HLF grant for the project to budget.
• Represent WES at meetings and events as required.
• Provide accurate and timely input and contributions for reports and proposals as required by the
Heritage Lottery Fund, Chief Executive and Board of Trustees.
• Undertake any other reasonable requests by the CEO in relation to the HLF funded WES Centenary
Trail project.
Required Skills:
Person Specification

Essential
• Demonstrable experience of successful project management
• Significant experience of managing, coordinating and working with volunteers
• Experience of managing consultants and freelancers on small contacts
• Experience of running social media accounts such as Twitter and Instagram
• Experience of basic historical research
• Successful small-scale event management experience
• Ability to work effectively with supporters and staff at all levels
• Highly organised with the ability to plan, prioritise and manage deadlines
• Proficient in Office IT products such as Word and Excel (or equivalent) to a high standard e.g.
Survey Monkey, Eventbrite and website editing
• Excellent interpersonal, communication (written and oral) skills
• Good analytical and reporting skills
• Ability to work well in a small team
• Experience of working in the heritage and/or charitable sector

Desirable
• Experience of Wikipedia editing
• Experience of working on a project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund
• Experience of completing HLF Our Heritage level documentation
• Experience of working with PR companies
• An understanding or interest in the history of women in engineering

Qualifications
• A degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject. This included history, heritage
management or equivalent.
 
Application Instructions:
Application Process
Please provide a covering letter as to your suitability for this role.
Please provide an up to date CV.
Proposed Start Date early September – For the appropriate candidate we will consider a later
start date.
Interview Process
Successful candidates will be invited in for first interviews 22nd & 23rd August 2018
Shortlisted Candidates interviews 29th & 30th August 2018
September start date

Other Information
Salary £25,000 pro rata 3 days per week (22 hours) for 18 months
Part time (flexible working available)
Home working but able to work occasionally at the WES office and travel across the country for
meetings and to run events around the country when required
Contract Post 18 months. September/October 2018 to February/March 2020.
 
Contact Name:     Ms Roz Hamilton
Contact Tel:     01438765506
Contact Fax:    
Contact Email:     operations@wes.org.uk
Website:    
Address:     Michael Faraday House, Six Hills Way, Stevenage, .
 
 
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