Job opportunity: support us so we can support Wikipedia

Wikimedia UK logoWikimedia UK is growing. Since we were founded nearly two years ago we have raised nearly £100,000 to support Wikipedia and similar open content work; we have hosted an international conference and arranged a museum backstage pass event and run an event with twenty museums across the country generating free images for Wikipedia; over 80 people have become members; and we have made significant progress towards getting charity status.

All this we have managed so far with just volunteers. But now we want to employ a Part Time Office Manager to provide administrative support to our activities. We hope this will improve our capacity to run events and engage our volunteers in the things that interest and inspire them.

The post will pay £10 per hour for 8-12 hours per week and will be for an initial term of six months, starting as soon as possible.  Standard holidays are paid in addition along with the necessary expenses for the role, including internet costs, telephone calls and stationery. The ideal candidate will be IT literate with a number of years of administrative and bookkeeping experience, ideally in a non-profit context.

Full details of the position are on the Wikimedia UK wiki.  If you are interested in applying or would like further details you can email the chair of Wikimedia UK, Andrew Turvey or call him on 07754 881 562.

The deadline for applications has been extended to Saturday 4th September.  To apply please email your CV and covering letter detailing your skills and experience in this area.

Please share these details with anyone else you think may be interested. No agencies please.