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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. For more details see

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.

Full information about the role can be accessed via the link below. Please see the final page for 'How to Apply'. In your application you should explain the reasons for applying and set out clearly how your knowledge, skills and experience match the requirements of the role, with relevant examples.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

The closing date for applications is midnight (BST) on Friday 31st May 2024. We will be reviewing applications for this position on a regular basis. We reserve the right to close the position early if all available positions are filled. For queries about the application process, please email

Please quote reference GC40939 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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