Job Advert: Zoom Cymru – Merthyr Migration Project

Job Advert
Zoom Cymru – Merthyr Migration Project

Job title: Project Co-ordinator (part-time)
Salary: £16,730 pro rata
Fixed Term: August 2015 – May 2016
Location: Merthyr Tydfil

Zoom Cymru and the Merthyr Migration project - brief overview

Zoom Cymru, a charitable enterprise which works across Wales providing self-development opportunities for young people through engagement with film and digital media, seeks a Project Co-ordinator for a new and exciting Heritage Lottery Funded project.  

'Merthyr Migration' will explore the reasons for, and impacts of inbound migration from international Catholic communities on Merthy Tydfil, through the production of creative media.  Young people from Bishop Hedley High School will lead the project, and via engagement with community, studies of archives and local observations, a range of activity and digital content is to be undertaken and produced exploring themes around why migrant Catholic communities came to Methyr and how they have influenced the local environment.  A final film, produced by the young people,  will be archived in a number of collections and shown at community events to tell a positive story.

Young people will be supported in developing heritage skills and understanding by staff from Cyfartha Castle Museum and Gallery.  Zoom Cymru will support the young people with personal development and in gaining a recognised qualification.

An introduction to the role and responsibilities

The role of the Project Co-ordinator is to deliver activity and manage the project's planning and budget requirements, working closely with other team members and project partners to ensure the effective delivery, against an agreed range of performance indicators.

The key responsibilities include:

  • Managing relationships with project partners.
  • Promoting the project to pupils within the school as an extra-curricular activity.
  • To plan sessions which place young people at the centre of activities, developing heritage, personal and digital media skills.  
  • To ensure high quality digital output as a result of the project which has allowed young people to engage.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Developed project management skills.
  • Experience of working with young people.
  • Knowledge of film production process and experience of post production film editing.
  • Budget management.

The Project co-ordinator will be part-time, committing to 3 days per week from a base in Merthyr Tydfil and be employed by Zoom Cymru on a salary of £16,730 pro rata.  Access to own car and a DBS that will be clean on application is essential.

How to apply

  • A full job description and person specification is available by contacting
  • To apply, please send a covering letter that outlines your suitability for the role with accompanying CV to Rebecca Lee, Operation Manager at Zoom Cymru:
  • Closing date for applications is THURSDAY 23 JULY 2015, 5PM.
  • Interviews to take place on 29 JULY 2015 in Merthyr Tydfil.
  • Start Date is 3 AUGUST 2015.

Zoom Cymru is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.