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Home based with visits and meetings in London and the South East.

The role is to lead the engagement of Archives of IT (AIT) with young people from Year 3 (age 7) to Year 13 (age 18) in schools, colleges and other youth organisations to:

  • Stimulate engagement / interaction of young people with AIT both directly and through the schools / institutions in order to
  • Create interest in information technology (IT), its history, importance to society and career opportunities and
  • Ensure they understand the nature of work in the industry and the opportunities it offers

Outputs will be measured in terms of:

  • Relationships established with partners and schools
  • Materials produced
  • Use of materials in schools
  • Website activity
  • Donor income in support of the programme

Outcomes will be awareness and understanding of Tech in society and Tech careers (metrics and collection methods TBA).

Duties will include:

  • Developing our approach working with appropriate trustees and volunteers
  • Liaison with AIT’s Archivist to develop
    • Information modules to demonstrate career experiences in IT and its relevance to those considering entry to the sector in future
    • Interactive website content to engage young people and schools with AIT to stimulate online sharing and discussion
  • Connecting with the oral history interview process in AIT to identify source material for above
  • Establishing relationships with external bodies to gather input to the above, including but not limited to:
    • Schools and colleges as potential customers for the modules and to beta test programmes, including bodies such as academy sponsors
    • IT related professional bodies and organisations (e.g. BCS, techUK, etc) to seek advice and assistance in developing and executing the programme
    • The IT Livery Company (WCIT) to share experiences in the preparation and testing of the modules
    • Museums and universities with IT interests
    • Charities and not for profit organisations involved in IT related outreach programmes aimed at schools
  • Rolling out the AIT schools offering
    • Developing, managing, and maintaining a school outreach programme including planning school visits to deliver the modules, adjustment of programmes to reflect student and teacher feedback
    • Working with AIT PR and Social Media to promote our educational profile
  • Development of grant applications to appropriate bodies for grants to assist with the costs of the module programme and school visits,
  • Evaluation outputs and outcomes
  • Provide a quarterly report to trustees on progress.

Employment basis:

  • Self-employed, 3 days per week, flexitime, 12 month contract
  • Home based with regular visits to meetings and schools (in the first instance) in and around London and the South East
  • Remuneration on a daily rate equivalent to £35k full time salary plus reimbursement of travel
  • Candidates must be prepared to undergo Enhanced DBS check

Application:

  • Send a letter of application and CV to research@archivesit.org.uk as soon as possible. We will review, contact and interview candidates as they apply, so an early expression of interest is recommended.
  • Applications by 3 December latest please for start early in 2022
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