University of Stirling

University of Stirling

Project Coordinator: Eco-museum of Scottish Mining Landscapes

United Kingdom

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Project Coordinator: Eco-museum of Scottish Mining Landscapes Apply Post Details

Part time (60%FTE) Fixed term for up to 12 months

£29,605 - £36,024 p.a. pro-rata.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 03 March 2024.

There is an expectation that work will be undertaken in the UK.

For the purposes of sponsorship, the post may be eligible for sponsorship depending on candidate circumstances under SOC code 3539

The University of Stirling recognises that a diverse workforce benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers and welcome applications from those who would contribute to further diversification of our staff and ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion is woven into the substance of the role. We strongly encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds including gender, identity, race, age, class, and ethnicity.

The Post

The Project Coordinator will support in the day-to-day delivery and administration of the creation of a National Heritage Lottery Funded Eco- museum of Scottish Mining Landscapes.

The new virtual museum, that celebrates a sense of place, will work with local communities to encourage people to explore the landscape of Scotland's historic coal belt stretching from Ayrshire to Fife. For further details of the project please click HERE.

Description of Duties

The Project Coordinator role will be supporting the project lead with administration, event management, co-production and community engagement, feedback and evaluation and data upload to the museum

  • Provide direct administrative support to the project lead and project partners where required
  • Reach out to former mining town and villages via local community, history and heritage groups and promote engagement with the project
  • Act as a key contact between project partners, student and community volunteers
  • Organise the community field and skills training sessions
  • Support the community groups and individual members of the public across the central belt of Scotland to a) design and research heritage walking/cycling routes that tell the story of local mining on a digital platform and b) to support their contribution to contribute to blogs, digital stories and social media
  • Uploading existing Landscape Legacies of Coal data (text, images, and audio files) to a new digital platform and the recreation of digital route maps (training as necessary will be provided)
  • Monitor and gather feedback
  • Support project communications including social media and web presence
  • General administration tasks, including risk assessments, scheduling/organising monthly support meetings, room bookings, and volunteers' expenses
  • Any other duties required commensurate with the grade
  • Essential Criteria

    Qualifications

  • Educated to first degree level or relevant workplace experience and keen to gain experience in community engagement and digital heritage
  • Knowledge & Experience

  • Demonstrable Project Coordination experience in multi-stakeholder contexts
  • Experience of working with project partners from a range of sectors
  • Experience of working in communities and collaborating with local people to deliver project outcomes
  • Experience of organising events for a range of different audiences
  • Experience of managing communications, using different media, including social media, web presence and printed materials
  • Experience of managing large data sets
  • Active interest in, or enthusiasm for mining history and heritage
  • Skills & Attributes

  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritise multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Strong collaboration skills in creating productive, respectful and inclusive working relationships with a wide range of colleagues and organisations
  • Highly effective communication skills
  • Excellent standard of written communication for different audiences
  • Ability to interact with a wide range of external stakeholders, including communities and project partners across sectors
  • Attention to detail, as well as ability to maintain focus on strategic priorities
  • Ability to understand and monitor budgets, working within established policies and procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Map reading skills (both digital and hard copy)
  • Comfortable with outdoor working
  • Behaviours and Competencies

    The role holder will be required to evidence that they can meet the qualities associated with the following behavioural competencies, as detailed within the AUA Competency Framework.

  • Managing self and personal skills Being aware of your own behaviour and mindful of how it impacts on others, enhancing personal skills to adapt professional practice accordingly.

  • Delivering excellent service Providing the best quality service to external and internal clients. Building genuine and open long-term relationships in order to drive up service standards.

  • Finding solutions Taking a holistic view and working enthusiastically to analyse problems and to develop workable solutions. Identifying opportunities for innovation.

  • Embracing change Being open to and engaging with new ideas and ways of working. Adjusting to unfamiliar situations, shifting demands and changing roles.

  • Using resources effectively Identifying and making the most productive use of resources including people, time, information, networks and budgets.

  • Engaging with the wider context Enhancing your contribution to the organisation through an understanding of the bigger picture and showing commitment to organisational values.

  • Developing self and others Showing commitment to own ongoing professional development. Supporting and encouraging others to develop their professional knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to reach their full potential.

  • Working together Working collaboratively with others in order to achieve objectives. Recognising and valuing the different contributions people bring to this process.

  • Achieving Results Consistently meeting agreed objectives and success criteria. Taking personal responsibility for getting things done.

  • The University

    The University of Stirling is committed to providing education with a purpose and carrying out research which has a positive impact on communities across the globe – addressing real issues, providing solutions, and helping to shape society. Stirling is 4th in Scotland and 43rd in the UK for research impact, with 87% of its research having an outstanding or very considerable impact on society – and more than 80% rated either world leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021).

    The University of Stirling is ranked among the top 30 UK universities for student satisfaction (National Student Survey) and top 30 in the UK for postgraduate student experience (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey), and has an overall five-star rating in the QS Stars University Ratings.

    More than 17,000 students study with the University of Stirling globally, with over 140 nationalities represented on its scenic central Scotland campus alone. The University – also home to 1,700 staff – is ranked first in the UK and top three in the world for its campus environment (International Student Barometer 2022, wave two). Ranked first in the UK and top five in the world for its sports facilities (International Student Barometer 2022, wave two), Stirling is Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence. Its world-class facilities provide the perfect training environment for the University's sports scholars – many of whom compete at the highest level, including at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games – and for students, staff, and the wider community.

    The University has twice been recognised with a Queen's Anniversary Prize – the first for its Institute for Social Marketing and Health (2014) and the second for its Institute of Aquaculture (2019).

    The University is a signatory to the £214 million Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal and a central partner of the Forth Valley University College Health Partnership. www. stir.ac.uk @stiruni

    Job number

    FAC01904

    Contract Type

    Fixed Term Contract

    Posting End Date

    03-Mar-2024

    Location:

    Stirling Campus

    Grade

    Grade6 £29,605-£36,024 p.a.

    Faculty/Service

    Faculty of Arts and Humanities Post Details

    Part time (60%FTE) Fixed term for up to 12 months

    £29,605 - £36,024 p.a. pro-rata.

    The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 03 March 2024.

    There is an expectation that work will be undertaken in the UK.

    For the purposes of sponsorship, the post may be eligible for sponsorship depending on candidate circumstances under SOC code 3539

    The University of Stirling recognises that a diverse workforce benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers and welcome applications from those who would contribute to further diversification of our staff and ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion is woven into the substance of the role. We strongly encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds including gender, identity, race, age, class, and ethnicity.

    The Post

    The Project Coordinator will support in the day-to-day delivery and administration of the creation of a National Heritage Lottery Funded Eco- museum of Scottish Mining Landscapes.

    The new virtual museum, that celebrates a sense of place, will work with local communities to encourage people to explore the landscape of Scotland's historic coal belt stretching from Ayrshire to Fife. For further details of the project please click HERE.

    Description of Duties

    The Project Coordinator role will be supporting the project lead with administration, event management, co-production and community engagement, feedback and evaluation and data upload to the museum

  • Provide direct administrative support to the project lead and project partners where required
  • Reach out to former mining town and villages via local community, history and heritage groups and promote engagement with the project
  • Act as a key contact between project partners, student and community volunteers
  • Organise the community field and skills training sessions
  • Support the community groups and individual members of the public across the central belt of Scotland to a) design and research heritage walking/cycling routes that tell the story of local mining on a digital platform and b) to support their contribution to contribute to blogs, digital stories and social media
  • Uploading existing Landscape Legacies of Coal data (text, images, and audio files) to a new digital platform and the recreation of digital route maps (training as necessary will be provided)
  • Monitor and gather feedback
  • Support project communications including social media and web presence
  • General administration tasks, including risk assessments, scheduling/organising monthly support meetings, room bookings, and volunteers' expenses
  • Any other duties required commensurate with the grade
  • Essential Criteria

    Qualifications

  • Educated to first degree level or relevant workplace experience and keen to gain experience in community engagement and digital heritage
  • Knowledge & Experience

  • Demonstrable Project Coordination experience in multi-stakeholder contexts
  • Experience of working with project partners from a range of sectors
  • Experience of working in communities and collaborating with local people to deliver project outcomes
  • Experience of organising events for a range of different audiences
  • Experience of managing communications, using different media, including social media, web presence and printed materials
  • Experience of managing large data sets
  • Active interest in, or enthusiasm for mining history and heritage
  • Skills & Attributes

  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritise multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Strong collaboration skills in creating productive, respectful and inclusive working relationships with a wide range of colleagues and organisations
  • Highly effective communication skills
  • Excellent standard of written communication for different audiences
  • Ability to interact with a wide range of external stakeholders, including communities and project partners across sectors
  • Attention to detail, as well as ability to maintain focus on strategic priorities
  • Ability to understand and monitor budgets, working within established policies and procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Map reading skills (both digital and hard copy)
  • Comfortable with outdoor working
  • Behaviours and Competencies

    The role holder will be required to evidence that they can meet the qualities associated with the following behavioural competencies, as detailed within the AUA Competency Framework.

  • Managing self and personal skills Being aware of your own behaviour and mindful of how it impacts on others, enhancing personal skills to adapt professional practice accordingly.

  • Delivering excellent service Providing the best quality service to external and internal clients. Building genuine and open long-term relationships in order to drive up service standards.

  • Finding solutions Taking a holistic view and working enthusiastically to analyse problems and to develop workable solutions. Identifying opportunities for innovation.

  • Embracing change Being open to and engaging with new ideas and ways of working. Adjusting to unfamiliar situations, shifting demands and changing roles.

  • Using resources effectively Identifying and making the most productive use of resources including people, time, information, networks and budgets.

  • Engaging with the wider context Enhancing your contribution to the organisation through an understanding of the bigger picture and showing commitment to organisational values.

  • Developing self and others Showing commitment to own ongoing professional development. Supporting and encouraging others to develop their professional knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to reach their full potential.

  • Working together Working collaboratively with others in order to achieve objectives. Recognising and valuing the different contributions people bring to this process.

  • Achieving Results Consistently meeting agreed objectives and success criteria. Taking personal responsibility for getting things done.

  • The University

    The University of Stirling is committed to providing education with a purpose and carrying out research which has a positive impact on communities across the globe – addressing real issues, providing solutions, and helping to shape society. Stirling is 4th in Scotland and 43rd in the UK for research impact, with 87% of its research having an outstanding or very considerable impact on society – and more than 80% rated either world leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021).

    The University of Stirling is ranked among the top 30 UK universities for student satisfaction (National Student Survey) and top 30 in the UK for postgraduate student experience (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey), and has an overall five-star rating in the QS Stars University Ratings.

    More than 17,000 students study with the University of Stirling globally, with over 140 nationalities represented on its scenic central Scotland campus alone. The University – also home to 1,700 staff – is ranked first in the UK and top three in the world for its campus environment (International Student Barometer 2022, wave two). Ranked first in the UK and top five in the world for its sports facilities (International Student Barometer 2022, wave two), Stirling is Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence. Its world-class facilities provide the perfect training environment for the University's sports scholars – many of whom compete at the highest level, including at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games – and for students, staff, and the wider community.

    The University has twice been recognised with a Queen's Anniversary Prize – the first for its Institute for Social Marketing and Health (2014) and the second for its Institute of Aquaculture (2019).

    The University is a signatory to the £214 million Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal and a central partner of the Forth Valley University College Health Partnership. www. stir.ac.uk @stiruni

    Job details

    Title

    Project Coordinator: Eco-museum of Scottish Mining Landscapes

    Employer

    University of Stirling

    Location

    United Kingdom

    Published

    February 11, 2024

    Application deadline

    March 03, 2024

    Job type

    Administration/Managerment

    Field

    Computer Science,Business and Economics,Mathematics,Social Science

    About the employer

    The University of Stirling, established in 1967 through a royal charter, is a reputable public university in Stirling, Scotland. Lord Lionel Robbins, an acclaimed economist, was the university's first chancellor. Students can pursue both bachelor’s and master’s level programmes at the university's five faculties. The programmes cover diverse areas of education like accountancy, biology, business, computer science, creative writing, media, and politics. The university received accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and is affiliated to the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). Notably, the university received five stars (the highest rating) in the university rankings given by QS World under five categories, including employability, teaching, inclusiveness, facilities, and internationalization, in 2016. It was also amongst the twenty institutes that were awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2014. Further, The Which University Student Survey recognised the university for its credible sports programmes in 2018.

    Moreover, the university's campus was recognised as the best in the United Kingdom by the International Student Barometer in 2016. Notably, the campus is constructed on the historic site of Airthrey Estate and features state-of-the-art infrastructure. The institute includes various facilities, such as a cinema hall, theatre, bank, pharmacy, supermarket, and library (featuring over 500,000 volumes and 9,000 journals), for the convenience of students. One can dine at various restaurants, cafeterias, and bars on the campus. In addition, the on-campus accommodation includes 2, 000 rooms and townhouses. The university also maintains a sports hall, swimming pool, courts, tracks, and pitches to facilitate sports like squash, tennis, golf, hockey, football and rugby. Around 20% of the university's total students are from foreign countries and represent over 120 nationalities. It also enables its students to experience global educational practices through its collaboration with more than 70 international universities.

    Overall, the university includes around 14,000 students, which include 10,300 undergraduate and 3,700 postgraduate students. It also employs over 1,500 members of staff. Renowned organisations like FDM Group, Contract Scotland, North Cumbria NHS, and Scottish Water participate in the placement process on the campus. The university has a host of successful alumni to its credit. Some notable names include Craig Benson - a swimmer and an Olympian, Muffy Calder - former Chief Scientific Advisor to the Scottish Government (2012-15), Alison Jane Brittain - the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Whitbread, and Neil Brailsford - a Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland.

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