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Now hiring: Project Manager for Digital Heroes

By December 15, 2021March 22nd, 2022No Comments
Heritage Trust Network trustee Minder Athwal and member Brian Holmshaw get to grips with digital

Disability Confident CommittedHeritage Trust Network is looking for a Project Manager to manage our new Digital Heroes Project, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.  

This project will launch a new stream of digital volunteering by linking young people with small and medium-sized heritage organisations in need of hands-on digital support. We are one of seventeen projects to be awarded funding to create digital volunteering opportunities, supporting volunteers to develop and contribute their digital skills.

This is an 11-month post to deliver the project to timetable and budget, organising and managing project activities. The Project Manager will undertake the recruitment and selection of host organisations in need of digital support from the Network’s membership, support the recruitment, selection and training of volunteers, support the volunteers and hosts through the project, publicise its achievements, and organise partner and steering group meetings.

You will be working alongside the rest of the Network’s staff team and our project partners Beatfreeks, who have a proven track record of youth engagement in heritage and the Audience Agency a leading not for profit consultancy specialising in public engagement and audience development.

The project will give 50 Heritage Trust Network members an opportunity during 2022 to host a ‘Digital Hero’ who will work with them, in-person and online, to help them adopt digital technology. This could be something as basic as establishing a website or getting on social media or more complex challenges such as producing videos and posting them online, making a podcast or digitising an archive and making it accessible. The heroes, who will all receive training before their assignments, will not just work on the technical aspects of digital but help with the crucial task of developing relevant and accessible content. We see embracing digital technology, with lively and attractive content, as key to our members engaging wider groups of people as visitors, customers, volunteers and trustees.

We are looking for someone with a good project management experience, an understanding of the heritage sector (or wider cultural and community sector) and experience of managing volunteers.

The deadline for applications is 17th January 2022 and applicants must be able to start on or before 1st March.

Download an application pack with full details of how to apply:

Digital Heroes Programme Manager Recruitment Pack

You can view a webpage version of our recruitment pack here.

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