Job: Oral History and Public Engagement Officer, Manchester

Posted on 22/06/2017 by


The University of Manchester

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health (FBMH)


Salary:                        £26,052 pro-rata

Location:                    1 post covering Greater Manchester

1 post covering South Wales

A unique opportunity to join an ambitious public history project focusing on the NHS!

We are looking for 2 Oral History and Public Engagement Officers to fill part-time (0.75FTE) 7 month fixed-term posts during the development phase ofFrom Cradle to Grave: The NHS at 70 – a major programme of work funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to preserve NHS heritage and mark its 70thanniversary in 2018 by capturing memories and memorabilia from a diverse range of communities.

Your role will be to deliver the oral histories collection in Greater Manchester/South Wales, organise community events and contribute to the evaluation process.

You will be self-motivated and enthusiastic, with excellent oral history and communication skills.  You will have proven experience of engaging and motivating people, and be comfortable interacting with all levels of the community to build networks.  You will be able to use your initiative to solve problems and effectively prioritise your workload.

You must be willing to travel throughout the project area (Greater Manchester/South Wales) and have access to transport.

Please refer to the job description and person specification for more details of the roles.

These are part-time, fixed term positions (0.75FTE from 01/08/17-28/02/18) (consultancy options can also be considered).

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Stephanie Snow, Project Director, From Cradle to Grave: The NHS at 70

Tel: 0161 275 0560/07758625957


Application forms and further particulars can be obtained at

Closing date: 29 June 2017

We expect to interview for these posts on 5 July 2017

The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community