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 »

Reflections on two years in post

  This post was written by Jon Davies, Chief Executive Exactly two years ago today I started working for Wikimedia UK and what a memorable day that was. It was a Saturday and I took an early train to Coventry to find out what exactly a ‘backstage pass’ meant and what Wikimedians actually looked like… read more »

Wici Cymru & Wikimedia UK – Rheolwr Cymru / Wales Manager

Please see further down the page for this notice in English Mae Wici Cymru a Wikimedia UK yn chwilio am Reolwr i Gymru i ddatblygu’r Wicipedia Cymraeg a Saesneg yng Nghymru drwy ysbrydoli a hyfforddi golygyddion newydd drwy gynllun y prosiect Llwybrau Byw! Dylai’r Rheolwr fod yn brofiadol mewn: golygu prosiectau Wicimedia (Cymraeg a Saesneg),… read more »

HEA Senior Fellowship for Wikimedia UK Education Organiser

Wikimedia UK’s Education Organiser, Dr Toni Sant, has received professional recognition as Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. The HEA is the national professional organisation for lecturers in UK universities, and Senior Fellowships are awarded only to experienced staff able to demonstrate outstanding impact and influence in teaching and supporting the student experience, both within their… read more »