Volunteer London National Park City Wiki Team (Remote)

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Volunteer London National Park City Wiki Team (Remote)


Time commitment:   Some flexibility will be required, but volunteers must be able to spend at least the equivalent of a day per calendar week. 

Salary:         Voluntary roles are not remunerated; expenses will be covered. Volunteers could contribute as part of their day job within another organisation.

Reporting to:            The Board of Trustees - through one nominated Trustee

Accountable to:        Community Campaigns Manager

Location:            London, flexible. 

Term:            Not contracted but ideally 1 year minimum.

Who are we?

We are the National Park City Foundation (NPCF), the registered charity (no. 1173267) working to make the London National Park City and other National Park Cities a success.

After years of campaigning London became the world’s first National Park City in July 2019. Launched with the support of thousands of Londoners, including the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, we are now growing a movement of people to make life in London better, and to deliver on the vision we have set.

We are a roots-up organisation with a passion for nature and the great urban outdoors. 

We are established in London and are working to establish 25 National Park Cities around the world by 2025. All of this has been achieved by people volunteering their time, ideas and enthusiasm. 

We aim to make London greener, healthier and wilder, to connect more people to nature and to promote the National Park City identity.

Purpose of role/s 

We are going to build an ambitious London National Park City Wiki. Written by volunteers, partners and other contributors, the website will be a guide to the London National Park City. 

A source of inspiration for exploring the whole of the city, as well as what’s being done to make it greener, healthier and wilder, the wiki will include articles about the London National Park City’s destinations, landscape, wildlife and places as well as people, projects, organisations and events. 

Our ambition is to kick-start the wiki through a series of sprints this winter in which we will challenge people to create articles on specific topics such as London National Park City’s rivers, hills, mammals, skateparks, strategic footpaths or groups that are doing things to make the city greener. 

We are seeking to recruit a small team of committed volunteers to help build, maintain and promote the wiki. 

We need a team that will collectively:

  • Plan and set up the wiki

  • Act as the wiki master

  • Curate, edit and manage the wiki

  • Organise “sprint” weekends to source subject specific content and articles

  • Inspire and support volunteers and contributors

  • Promote the wiki

  • Write / create new content - i.e. researching, interviewing and writing articles 

  • Review and edit written content provided by others 

The wiki volunteers will report to a nominated Trustee of the National Park City Foundation and work closely with our existing Community Campaign Manager.

Roles and responsibilities

You may have responsibility for one or more of the following things:

  • Planning, setting up and maintaining the wiki platform

  • Creating and editing content

  • Organising (online) sprint events to inspire people to contribute articles 

  • Promoting the wiki 

  • Liaising with media and National Park City movement to identify communications / media opportunities

  • Ensuring content is in keeping with our style, tone, approach and values

Person Specification:

Across the London National Park City wiki team we are looking for people who meet the following criteria. 

  • Commitment to the vision of London as a National Park City

  • Ability to plan, organise, set-up and webmaster a wiki (probably a Mediawiki)

  • Demonstrable written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with website content and management systems

  • Ability to work as part of a dynamic team including other volunteers

  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the demands of the role

  • Access to your own computer and ability to work from home / out and about. The National Park City Foundation does not have an office.

Desirable criteria:

  • Excellent communicator, with the ability to engage, motivate and support other volunteers

  • Social media experience

How to Apply - Tell us about yourself

You must be able to volunteer for at least the equivalent of one day per calendar week.

Please send us your CV with a brief note explaining why and how you want to volunteer with us. You can do this by clicking on the APPLY NOW button above.

Selection process and timeline 

We are asking for application emails (as above) to be submitted by 30 October 2020

Applications will be reviewed by an appointed London National Park City Selection Panel on a rolling basis.

Depending on the number of applications we receive we may need to shortlist and run interviews. 

Any interviews will be conducted by Zoom.  

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion is extremely important to us. For this role, for safeguarding reasons, we are only accepting applications from people over 18. Given the nature of the role, we are looking for candidates living in London.  

We will work hard to reach as many people as possible with this volunteer job specification and will review and consider all the applications received.  

We will brief our selection panel in best practice recruitment and establish a check and challenge system to counter unconscious discrimination or bias. 

Respecting your privacy

The information you provide will be held and managed by the National Park City Foundation in line with our 

privacy policy which is here: https://www.nationalparkcity.london/privacy-policy

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