Programme Manager job description
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Job Title: Programme Manager
Reporting to: CEO
Salary: £25,000 - £29,000 depending on experience
Benefits: 25 days annual leave, Employer pension contribution.
Location: Central London
The objective is to support and promote the work of Wikimedia UK which includes Wikipedia and other open content.
To do this, the Events Organiser will need to:
- Support the CEO by developing and delivering WMUK’s programme of activities throughout the UK
- Manage staff (Glam and Education organisers) and interns as appropriate to enable the programme to be delivered
- Support and encourage the participation of volunteers in the activities of Wikimedia UK
- Be part of the office team delivering the Wikimedia UK plan
- Build a relationship of trust with the board and the broader Wikimedia community
- Be accountable for the budgeting and resources for the events and wider programme.
- Work with the CEO to develop the programme of activities appropriate to the needs of Wikimedia UK
- Oversee Wikimedia UK events as appropriate
- Report to the CEO and Office Manager ensuring that expenditure is controlled in line with the relevant budgets
- Prepare regular, publically available, reports to the CEO and board on the programme of the charity, including assessments of success and ensure these are openly available
- Be responsible for all aspects of the programme working with colleagues and volunteers to make it professionally run and delivered
- Handle all documentation regarding the relevant parts of the programme, including evaluation, and support the Office Manager in accounting for it financially.
- Encourage and promote the involvement of volunteers and ensure that volunteers are provided with opportunities to support and participate in the organisation
- Ensure that all events are managed safely with proper risk assessments undertaken
- Liaise with The Foundation and other chapters to develop good practice and where appropriate share the planning and delivery of the WMUK programme.
- Prepare, run and evaluate the relevant parts of the programme as detailed in the Wikimedia UK plan
- Work with volunteers to ensure the greatest possible involvement of the Wikimedia UK community in the programme
- Monitor the delivery and financial security of Wikimedia UK’s programme
- Ensure Health and Safety and Insurance matters are in order for all staff, volunteers and visitors at events
- Support and propose the development of new projects and partnerships – including processes, resources and metrics.
- Manage relevant partnership working.
- Proven experience of project management involving the public and partner organisations
- Experience of organising a wide range of events
- An understanding of delivering training at a variety of levels
- An understanding of the charity and not-for-profit sector (desirable)
- Experience of working effectively with a team of volunteers
- Experience of working in a charitable or not-for-profit environment (desirable)
- Track record in budgeting and of achieving financial balance.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Passionate about the aims and values of Wikimedia UK
- The energy to support the CEO in growing an organisation from its earliest stages; vision, innovation, strategic thinking
- Good people management skills, with the ability to involve and inspire volunteers working remotely over geographically dispersed locations
- Excellent software skills, including word-processing, spreadsheets, internet procedures, and database applications
- Excellent project management abilities
- Flexible approach, with the capability to be a team player in a high-growth start-up environment, and identify and manage opportunities and risk
- Logical, clear thinking, diplomatic and patient approach
- Ability to manage staff
- Understanding of working with and managing volunteers; the ability to learn quickly and integrate within the Wikimedia community
- Ability to work flexible hours and locations as required
- Undertake training as required
- An understanding of internet technologies, in particular wikis
- An understanding of the culture and policies of Wikimedia communities
- Knowledge of other languages (desirable).