Vacancy: Project Officer (BCAFH Project)


"British Chinese Armed Forces Heritage" is a joint project with Regent's University London funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The last batch of the Internship programme offers 1 place (paid, national minimum wage) to those who are interested to learn about British Chinese armed forces history and to develop skills in the heritage sector.

The Project Officer will be working with Project Directors and Project Coordinator to produce artwork for exhibitions, as well as to develop lesson plans and arrange activities for the volunteers and community groups. The duration of internship depends on individual circumstances, it can be up to 12 months (part time, 2-3 days a week) starting from Nov 2017 to Dec 2018. Applicants should clarify their availability when applying for the post.

The project will not apply work permit for candidate so the applicant should have legal working status in the UK.  Please email your CV and a covering letter to explain why you are interested in this position, to the Dean by [at]

Deadline of Application: 5 pm, 31 Oct 2017     
Interview date: 6 Nov 2016 (TBC)

Skills and qualification required:

A. Essential - The successful candidate should:

  • show a good understanding in research, Chinese culture and military history;
  • be interested in culture heritage work;
  • be proficiency in both oral and written English;
  • be committed to the project timescale and can work and travel flexibly (evening or weekend);
  • have excellent desgin skills and be able to produce artworks for exhibition;
  • have volunteering experience with the non-profit organisations in the UK;
  • have the ability to collecting and maintaining accurate records, analysing data, interpreting and presenting of information quantitatively and qualitatively;
  • be well organised, able to work independently and as well as a team member, and be able to prioritise and manage workload within the project schedule;
  • have excellent interpersonal skills in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with members of other project teams and all related parties;
  • have good communication and presentation skills;
  • be attentive to details; and
  • be an experienced user of standard MS Office applications (including Powerpoint, Word and Excel)

B. Desirable but not essential

  • have knowledge in audio editing software;
  • have a second language skills (preferably Mandarin and/or Cantonese);
  • be able to write and read both traditional and simplified Chinese characters,and be able to input those characters using computer; and
  • have research experience in heritage or related projects.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • day to day project administration work;
  • develop lesson plans for national curriculum Key Stages 3 & 4;
  • archiving and documentation, maintaining project website;
  • record and edit the data gathered from field works;
  • attend meetings and activities; and
  • assist in conducting activities for the project.