Introducing Natasha Iles, our new Head of Development and Communications

In October we recruited for a role that we have long known will be critical to the sustainability of Wikimedia UK’s vital work. Having a Head of Development and Communications gives us a strategic approach to our public image, fundraising, and external outreach. We wanted the role to be in senior management, leading a new… 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 »

We’re looking for Wikimedian in Residence projects!

Wikimedia UK is looking for UK institutions eager to work with us by hosting Wikimedian in Residence posts. This is one of the most effective ways to explore how your organisation can engage with the 6th most visited website in the world. The resident will add capacity to allow for delivery of open knowledge projects… read more »

Announcing the appointment of two technology contractors

Wikimedia UK is pleased to announce that we have appointed two contractors to take over the running of our technical resources: Emmanuel Engelhart (User:Kelson) and Tom Morton (User:ErrantX). Tom and Emmanuel bring a well-balanced mix of technical experience and expertise to Wikimedia UK, including software development, project management and system administrator experience. They are already… read more »

We’re looking for Wikipedians in Residence!

The Wikimedia UK GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) working group is now ready to find UK institutions willing to work with us by creating Wikipedian in Residence posts. Our budget is limited but there is enormous scope to be flexible. These posts could be for one day a week, they could limited term posts,… read more »