Organisation: Cambridge Fans United
Location: Cambridge, UK
Job Type: Contract
Contract Type: Fixed term
Salary: £15K pa
Closing Date: Monday, June 15
Cambridge Fans United, the supporters’ trust for Cambridge United fans, needs a freelance project manager to take its online museum of club history, 100 Years of Coconuts, to a new level.
Over the course of a two-year Heritage Lottery Fund-supported project, you will work with existing volunteers, and recruit others, to establish and manage an exhibit on Cambridge United history within the club’s stadium complex. You will also launch and manage a former players’ association and a Cambridge United hall of fame.
A major focus of the project will be community engagement, so you will find yourself explaining the exhibit to visitors, working with schools to complement their curricula and mounting pop-up displays at local museums and community events.
Liaising with the CFU Trust Board, the football club and its community trust, the Supporters' Club, schools, museums, community groups, local government and the media, you will evaluate outcomes and report back to the HLF and CFU, while maintaining and continuing the development of the existing online museum, www.100yearsofcoconuts.co.uk; all this while ensuring the project budget is adhered to.
Skills? Those needed to carry out all that in a dedicated and professional way, and familiarity with Modes software is also essential.
Experience? All of the above, and you will be at ease co-ordinating and managing volunteers and, on the other hand, working unsupervised.
It is desirable that you live in or near Cambridge and have a deep knowledge of the history and social history of football (specialising in Cambridge United), as well as an affinity with the aims of a club rooted in its community. There will be early morning, evening and weekend work, and the job will pretty much take up your whole working week. DBS disclosure will be necessary.
Your interview will get off to a flying start if you can explain why coconuts are so special to Cambridge United supporters.
7 The Brambles
Chairman, Cambridge Fans United Trust Board