Development of a virtual 3D collection gallery

Flexible freelance or part-time, temporary employment opportunity (maternity cover)

Location: Stoke Mandeville, Aylesbury

Salary: £27-29,000 pro rata dependent on experience

Contract type:  Freelance or employment on a fixed term contract 0.4 FTE (16 hours). Flexible working.

Contract period: July 2021 - April 2022 (9 months)

Contact details for further information and alternative formats: [email protected]

Deadline to apply: 10am, Wednesday 9th June 2021

Interviews: Wednesday 16th June 2021

Role Summary

This is an exciting opportunity to join the NPHT’s small but dynamic team to help implement an exciting 3D scanning project supported by the Rothschild Foundation, alongside supporting our engagement and learning programmes of work. Read the full Job Description and Person Specification here. The Trust's Business plan can be downloaded here.

The successful candidate will be responsible for day-to-day management of the programme of work and input to the engagement and learning programme Digital Explorations Project

The appointed candidate will report directly to the CEO. The post requires some onsite working alongside remote working in agreement with the CEO. There may be occasional weekend and out-of-hours commitments related to the programme.

Person Summary

We are looking for someone interested in digital engagement and collections. You will be a self-starter, who can hit the floor running, who enjoys working for a small organisation, has excellent people and project management skills, alongside the ability to build great relationships with stakeholders and volunteers. You should have relevant experience or be educated to degree level or have an equivalent professional qualification.

Why work for us

We are a small independent Trust, that punches above its digital weight as a museum. Our mission is to ‘enlighten and inspire future generations by celebrating, cherishing and bringing the Paralympic heritage and its stories of human endeavour to life’, and in doing so to challenge negative perceptions of disability, breaking down barriers.

NPHT aims to be an equal opportunities employer. Diversity and inclusion sit at the heart of our work and we encourage applicants from underrepresented groups.

We implement the Guaranteed Interview Scheme for Disabled People. This means we will guarantee to interview all applicants who both declare their disability and meet the essential criteria for a vacant post. Candidates can choose to take part in the guaranteed interview scheme by indicating that they have a disability.

NPHT aims to be an equal opportunities employer. Diversity and inclusion sit at the heart of our work and we encourage applicants from underrepresented groups.

We implement the Guaranteed Interview Scheme for Disabled People. This means we will guarantee to interview all applicants who both declare their disability and meet the essential criteria for a vacant post. Candidates can choose to take part in the guaranteed interview scheme by indicating that they have a disability.

Application Process

Please email a CV and covering letter, (no more than 2 pages), which sets out how you meet all the elements of the person specification to: [email protected]

If you would like to find our more about the role to inform your application please contact: [email protected]


Full Job Description and Person Specification 

Job Title: Digital Explorations Project Manager (maternity cover, part-time)

Location: Stoke Mandeville, Aylesbury

Salary: £27-29,000 pro rata dependent on experience.

Contract Type:  Freelance or employment on a fixed term contract 0.4 FTE (16 hours). Flexible working.

Maternity Cover: July 2021-April 2022 (9 months) 

The National Paralympic Heritage Project aims to map and conserve collections and archives relating to the British Paralympic story and make them accessible to national and international audiences. It has created a permanent Heritage Centre at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, the Birthplace of the Paralympic Movement, and is delivering a national network of satellite exhibitions and virtual cultural experiences. The Trust is running outreach projects of special exhibitions and events alongside a diverse engagement programme particularly targeting disabled people and their families as well as schools and universities. The founding members of the Trust are the British Paralympic Association (BPA), WheelPower - British Wheelchair Sport and Buckinghamshire Council (BC).

This is an exciting maternity leave cover opportunity to play a lead role in the delivery of a new dynamic digital project linked to wider community engagement programme 2021-2023 including the creation of a 3D virtual gallery and development of heritage scanning skills with support from the volunteers and administrator. The National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Rothschild Foundation are generously supporting this work.

Role of the OEM

1.      Overall
1.1    To lead and design the Digital Explorations Project and support engagement work of the NPHT.
1.2    To manage Volunteers who support the work.

2.      Key Responsibilities
2.1    To oversee the day-to-day management of the Digital Explorations Project.
2.2    To direct Volunteers who support the work.
2.3    To support the engagement work including community outreach, learning, and the pop-up museum.
2.4    To deliver the ‘Digital Explorations’ Rothschild project, with support from the CEO, overseeing the relationship with key stakeholders and partners.
2.5    To recruit participants for the course.
2.6    To manage the workshop schedule for the various elements of the course
2.7    To manage the budget for the Rothschild work and write reports as required.
2.8    To support communications, digital content and evaluation consultants
2.9    To input into and support other opportunities and longer term plans.
2.10  To support other areas of work by agreement.

3.      Meetings and reporting
3.1    The Digital Explorations Project Manager will be freelance/employed by the National Paralympic Heritage Trust and report to the CEO.

4.      Person Specification

(D) Desirable (E) Essential

Skills/Abilities/Knowledge

  • A self-starter (E)
  • Interest in digital engagement (D)
  • Line Management experience (D)
  • Excellent time management skills (E)
  • The ability to learn quickly (E)
  • Strong interpersonal skills (E)
  • Ability to maintain and develop systems and processes (E)
  • Attention to detail (E)
  • Budget Management (E)

Education/Qualification

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent qualification/experience (E)

IT Skills

  • MS Excel for project finance monitoring (E)
  • MS Word (E)
  • Microsoft Office/Outlook and Zoom (E)

Experience

  • Project management experience or training (D)
  • Fundraising (D)
  • Managing stakeholder partnerships (E)

Attributes

  • A commitment to inclusion (E)
  • An interest in heritage (E)
  • An interest in the Paralympics (D)