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VACANCY: Clapton Orient and World War One - Project Manager

24 June 2015

Leyton Orient Trust is a pioneering community sports and education empowerment charity tackling major social issues in North East London.

We are currently running an innovative project with the Heritage Lottery Fund entitled Clapton Orient – They Took the Lead, that tells the story of the players and staff of the football club who joined up and fought together in the First World War.

The Clapton Orient project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, traces the lives of the Clapton Orient players, staff and supporters who joined up and fought in the First World War The launch, held on 25th April 2015 commemorated the 100th Anniversary of the last home game of the 1915 season when Clapton Orient players volunteered and joined the Footballers Battalion after the game with Leicester Fosse.

On the day students from Leyton Orient Trust’s college teams played a Leicester City Youth Team to re-enact the 1915 game in replica Clapton Orient kit and a military band from the Honourable Artillery Company performed on the day, whilst relatives of the three players killed in WW1 were presented on the pitch at half time.

The key aim for the project moving forward is to recruit and train volunteers to research the story of Clapton Orient and its impact on the local community during WW1 and secondly to turn this information into an exhibition and website that can accessed by local schoolchildren.

To make the project work effectively Leyton Orient Trust is looking for a part time Project Manager to coordinate and deliver the project, including recruiting volunteers from the local community and Orient Supporters. Volunteers will be trained up to research the story of specific players from Clapton Orient and contribute to the development of the exhibition and website. We will undertake oral history interviews with supporters in general whose relatives may have been involved in the First World War in any respect, either as for example servicemen and women or those living through the conflict on the home front.

We are seeking a highly motivated, experienced and enthusiastic Project Manager to join our team on a part time basis to lead and deliver this exciting initiative.

All candidates will need to have at least either a Degree qualification, PTTLLS or Cultural Heritage Level 3 or equivalent qualification and experience of working with young people and community groups.

All candidates will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS police check.

Competitive Salary package on offer

If you think you have the passion, skills and aptitude and want to be part of a dynamic team making a difference, please contact the Deputy Chief Executive, Philip Rudling on 020 8556 5973 or email philip.rudling@leytonorienttrust.org for an information pack.

Closing date for applications is Friday 3rd July 2015 at 5.00pm.


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