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Project Officer
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: HUM-019461

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 15/08/2022

Salary: £33,309 pro rata per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Humanities

Division: History

Hours per week: Part Time, 0.4 FTE, 14 hours per week

Contract Duration: From 1 October 2022 until 30 September 2024

School / Directorate: School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Applications are invited for the 0.4 FTE post of Post Officer which is tenable from 1 October 2022 until 30 September 2024.

The project that this post will deliver will test how heritage organisations can become important sites for developing public healthcare knowledge in partnership with their visitors, by placing historic healthcare practices at the centre of its public and learning programmes. This role is managed by the University of Manchester but based largely at Ordsall Hall alongside the site team. It will support the public engagement work of the new research project Sleeping Well in the Early Modern World, funded by the Wellcome Trust. 

The Project Officer will be responsible for the effective development, management and delivery of high-quality public engagement and research impact activity. They will bring their rich experience of learning in museums and historic venues to take an active role in developing and strengthening a public programme to support learners of all ages and backgrounds to engage with the project’s research outcomes. 

The project is particularly committed to working with young people by offering hands-on outdoor learning opportunities that will complement the PSHE (Personal, Social, and Health Education) objectives now mandatory in primary and secondary schools, emphasising the importance of, and connections between 'sufficient sleep' and 'time spent outdoors' for the maintenance of physical and mental health

The successful candidate will have experience of successful project management, including working to deadlines, reporting and managing budgets. They will also have excellent and demonstrable knowledge and experience of best practice relating to learning and engagement within the cultural sector and/or outdoor learning and Experience of developing and delivering high quality engagement activity relating to growing, gardens and the outdoors.

The successful candidate will also have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, successfully engaging with a wide range of people, including families, teachers, children, and adult lifelong learners. They will also have a commitment to consistently demonstrating, encouraging, and recognising the Salford Community Leisure behaviours: Professional, Respectful, Knowledgeable, Passionate and Solutions Driven.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments will be made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Professor Sasha Handley, Professor of Early Modern History

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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