Job ad: Stoke Mandeville Heritage Project manager/consultant

Fixed term, 6 month post £40k pa pro rata

Stoke Mandeville is recognised as the birthplace of the Paralympic Movement and WheelPower, the national charity for wheelchair sport based at Stoke Mandeville Stadium in Buckinghamshire, is seeking a Project Manager/Consultant to progress the establishment of a new trust and prepare a major bid for submission to the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of a Heritage Project with a range of stakeholders at national and international level.

Building on the success and increased awareness following the 2012 Paralympic Games in London and consultation to date, ambitions are crystallising around a broader brief for the project to go beyond Stoke Mandeville and include the wider Paralympic heritage. On the basis of an updated, but still outline, project plan, Arts Council England has provided initial funding to enable further planning and development work to be done including the development of Collections, planning Exhibitions, research into Audiences, Educational opportunities and a “virtual museum”.

We are looking for someone with experience of the sector to progress the establishment of the new trust, promote stakeholder engagement and prepare the major bid for submission to the Heritage Lottery Fund by summer 2014 which will include a comprehensive project plan and budget sufficient for a stage one application.

An initial six month post is envisaged which would be ideally be on a full time basis.(Consideration might be given to a part time post but not less than 3 or 4 days per week.) Depending upon achieving the funding the consultant may wish to apply for the two year Project Manager post leading up to opening before September 2016.

A full Job Description is available by request and on line at

If you are interested in the post please send a covering letter and CV to Martin McElhatton by email to:  or by post to: WheelPower, Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Guttmann Road, Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire HP21 9PP.

The closing date for this post is Friday 7 March 2014 at 5.00 pm. Interviews will take place on Monday 17 March 2014



For further information contact:

WheelPower, Stoke Mandeville Stadium

Guttmann Road, Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire HP21 9PP

Tel 01296 395995


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