Legasee Educational Trust – Project Manager (Heritage)                 


Salary:                               £225 per day

Salary/Hours:                   Post is for 3 days a week

Contract period:               16 months

Location:                           Hampshire with some regional / national travel req’d

Responsible to:                 Legasee Trustee (Martin Bisiker)                                        

Accountable to:                 Project Steering Group

Deadline:                            31 December 2023


At its heart, this collaborative HLF funded project with the Women’s Royal Army Corps Association [WRACA] will record the oral histories of 30 women who served in the military from 1948 to 1992.

These testimonies will be used in a new interpretation at the Adjutant General Corps Museum in Winchester. The goal is to recruit volunteers for the Hampshire pilot and then support regional coordinators to record and share local stories.

Additionally, the project extends to education; engaging pupils to research history, conduct interviews and apply digital technologies. From this work we will create teaching resources, enhance community engagement, and collaborate with educational institutions nationally.

Your role

To work with the charity, its partners and the Project Steering Group to successfully complete a Heritage Lottery funded project within a rigorous evaluation framework.

To work with the lead Trustee to create a video archive of the personal experiences and observations of 30 female veterans of the Women’s Royal Army Corps and ensure that all participants are supported throughout the entire process. 

To work with volunteers and the curator of the Adjutant General Corps Museum [AGC] in Winchester to develop and launch a new interpretation.

To work with a WRAC veteran and a Hampshire school to deliver creative ways of learning about, and disseminating oral history.

To build connections with national schools, colleges and universities and grow awareness of the charity archive and its teaching resources.

To be responsible for the recruitment, training and participation of all volunteers in the Project ensuring that they benefit from their involvement by gaining new life skills and a greater understanding of the role of females serving in the military.

Key responsibilities

  1. To be the lead contact for the Project and responsible for the day to day running and organisation of the Project locally.
  2. To create and lead a Steering Group to ensure that all aspects of this Heritage Lottery funded project are monitored and evaluated against expected outcomes and financial objectives. This will be quarterly throughout the life of the Project with additional meetings if and when required.
  3. To work with the lead Trustee and the project’s partners to recruit, train and support at least 15 volunteers who will be involved in different aspects of the Project and to ensure that their individual learning objectives are met.
  4. To work with the lead Trustee and the WRACA to identify, research and schedule the filming of 30 interviews of female veterans and to ensure that all participants are supported at every stage of the process.
  5. To work with national branches of the WRACA to organise oral history training sessions for staff and volunteers.
  6. Launch an exhibition at the Adjutant General’s Corps Museum in Winchester and support roll out of regional micro-exhibitions in public spaces (such as libraries, council halls).
  7. To work with teachers and pupils to deliver educational sessions in schools and develop lessons that meet the requirements for the study of history and PSHE in secondary
  8. To work with the Media Officer, pupil champions and Project partners nationally to create publicity and promote all activities.
  9. To carry out any other activities which are related to the Project and within the ability of the post holder.

To apply, in the first instance, email trailblazers@legasee.org.uk with a cv and cover letter.

Legasee is an equal opportunity employer. We  recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by law.

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