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Meet our new Membership and Fundraising Officer

I’m Katie Crampton and I’ve started as Wikimedia UK’s Membership, Fundraising and Operations Assistant, and I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. Wikimedia’s cause of providing free, unbiased information to all is admirable, and definitely something I can get behind. Having worked for a charity tackling socio-economic disadvantage through education, enabling easy access… read more »

WMUK and National Library of Scotland are hiring a Gaelic Wikipedian

Wikimedia UK and the National Library of Scotland are advertising for a Gaelic Wikipedian to help promote the Scottish Gaelic Wikipedia, Uicipeid. Following a successful funding application to Bòrd na Gàidhlig, the department of the Scottish government which promotes Gaelic, we will be appointing a Gaelic Wikimedian who will work throughout Scotland to promote the… read more »

Welcoming Karla Marte to our team

This post was written by Daria Cybulska, Head of Programmes and Evaluation We are excited to introduce to everyone a new addition to the team, Karla Marte, who is joining us as our Administration and Programme Assistant. Having recently undergone a process of refocusing of our activities, we are now entering an exciting new phase where we… read more »

Welcoming Lucy Crompton-Reid as new CEO of Wikimedia UK

This post was written by Michael Maggs, Chair, Wikimedia UK I am very pleased to be able to announce that Wikimedia UK has been been fortunate enough to secure as our new CEO Lucy Crompton-Reid, currently Director of the national live literature charity Apples and Snakes. Lucy brings extensive experience in volunteer engagement, organisational development,… read more »

Restructure and CEO recruitment update

Statement by D’Arcy Myers, interim chief executive Following on from my statement on 9th March, in which I explained that the board had asked me to undertake a review of the charity’s structure, I am now able to give you an update. The period since March has been one of active review, though out of… read more »

Thoughts after three years

Under the pressure of getting our funding application to the Wikimedia Foundation’s FDC in yesterday morning I suddenly realised it was my third anniversary of being CEO at Wikimedia UK. As my colleague Fabian sitting next to me said, we’ve done quite a lot really haven’t we! I still reminisce about that first day in 2011 when… read more »

Back in the Wikimedia UK Office

This post was written by Fabian Tompsett, temporary Volunteer Support Organiser After a short break I am back in the Wikimedia UK office, now in the role of providing cover for Katie Chan as Volunteer Support Organiser for about four months. One of the first things I’ve noticed is that the place has a different… read more »

Wikimedia UK welcomes new starters for Wikimania

Wikimedia UK is delighted to welcome three new staff to support the delivery of the Wikimania conference. John Cummings, Chris McKenna and Fabian Tompsett will be working with the charity until the end of August to support the volunteer conference team. All three are Wikimedians with a good understanding of the movement and the charity…. read more »

Reflections on two years in post

This post was written by Stevie Benton, Wikimedia UK’s Head of External Relations They say that the passage of time is relative, and I agree. The last two years have passed both extremely quickly and yet slowly. I’ve been working for Wikimedia UK for two years now, having started on 19 March 2012. The process… read more »

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