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Job Alert - We're Seeking Community Mappers

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Wed 17 April 2024

The Public Map Platform, a large research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council is seeking your help as community mappers. This exciting project is exploring how to make planning consultation more inclusive across the UK. The focus of its first pilot project is Isle of Anglesey/Ynys Môn.

The community mappers will work in schools, leisure centres and events across the area helping children and young people create data for our community made maps. Three different kinds of data will be collected - environmental, social and cultural. If you have a preference please state it in your application.

The project is based on Anglesey and run by the Public Map Platform team in the Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge in conjunction with Cardiff and Wrexham Universities and a large range of other partners. There will be full training given, and there is flexibility between working 1 day per week (0.2FTE), up to full-time - please simply state your preference in your application.

There are multiple roles available on a fixed-term basis until 31 March 2025.

Each day will start at the project headquarters in Medwrn Môn in Llangefni. On a day-to-day basis you will be working in schools and venues across the island deployed by our team of project co-ordinators. Fluency in spoken Welsh, flexibility, excellent communication skills, and a desire to work with the community will ensure that this role is enjoyable and fulfilling. The role would particularly suit those with experience of working in classrooms.

A typical day could include:

  • Catching up with the co-ordinators, either in person or online
  • Working with colleagues to deliver mapping 'lessons' in schools
  • Showing young people how to use mapping software and environmental monitoring kits
  • Collecting feedback on the mapping process and feeding the data back to the project team in line with project procedures
  • Supporting children to become community scientists with a passion for the future of the island
  • Working within schools to explain to children, young people and their families how they can effect change in their own community

It is an exciting time to join the project, as well as to be part of the Department of Architecture at the University of Cambridge.

The first round up deadline for the Community Mapper posts is the 10th of April.

The next round deadline is 17th May - now accepting applications

Apply here