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Project Manager for WOW x BBC Children In Need

Job Description


Contract: Freelance, £13k-£15k flat fee (dependent on experience)

Contract dates: Mid-February-October 2021

Apply by: 5pm on Wednesday 3rd February 2021

WOW - Women of the World is dedicated to building, convening and sustaining a movement of women, girls, men and boys who believe a gender equal world is both desirable and possible. Led by Jude Kelly CBE since 2011, over 65 WOW festivals have taken place in over 30 locations, reaching over two million people. WOW has been run by The WOW Foundation, an independent charitable organisation Founded by Jude Kelly, since 2018.

The WOW Foundation has recently been awarded funding from BBC Children In Need’s A Million and Megrant to run a 10 month project working with BBC Children In Need’s portfolio organisations from across the country. Our aim is to reach and engage marginalised girls from hard to reach communities who WOW does not currently have existing relationships with. Through our partnership with BBC Children In Need we will support young girls to thrive as leaders by identifying, connecting and engaging 120 young girls (between 8-16 years old) from BBC Children In Need’s portfolio organisations.

Each portfolio organisation will put forward one or two girls to take part in the project. The cohort of 120 girls will range from ages 8 - 16, and as a collective will be deliberately very diverse. It’ll be a wholly intersectional group, including girls from a range of communities, sexualities, races, immigration status’, first languages, gender identities, deaf and disabled girls and with a whole range of life experiences.

The programme encourages girls to explore activism and gender equality in a fun and accessible way. Through taking part in the project the girls will officially become WOWsers and will remain ambassadors for WOW. This is The WOW Foundation’s first large scale project working with young people from across the UK and will hopefully be the start of a long term partnership between BBC Children In Need and The WOW Foundation.

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How to apply:

To apply, please read the job description below in full, and submit your CV and a cover letter (no more than two pages) to recruitment@thewowfoundation.com explaining why you would like to be the Project Manager for BBC Children In Need x WOW’s project. Please demonstrate how your skills and experience meet the job description.

If you have any questions about the role please contact recruitment@thewowfoundation.com

Applications close at 5pm on 3rd February 2021. Interviews will take place online via Zoom.

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