Freelance Project Assistants wanted - Across England

Locations: Two - Three Project assistants in Kettering, Slough, Rochford, Bradford and Stoke-on-Trent

Background: Meanwhile Space are working in partnership with Meanwhile Foundation and Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) to deliver ‘Open Doors, which is a pilot scheme taking place in five areas across England, matching landlords struggling to find tenants for their empty properties with community groups looking for space. To find out more about the project, please visit :

Purpose of the Brief: To provide additional locally based support to the core Meanwhile Space team in the delivery of Meanwhile use projects and services. It is anticipated this role will supplement the team, filling in when travel or scheduling prevents a core staff member from being on site, and dependent on your own availability. It requires the ability to work independently to a pre-agreed set task list and to represent and communicate the values of Meanwhile Space effectively. To suit a freelancer or student interested in adhoc work that also provides an opportunity to learn more about creative workspaces and meanwhile use projects.

Attributes to support:

Space- Capable, practical, attentive, self motivated, hands on

Events- enthusiastic, professional, solution orientated, calm under pressure

Tenants- interpersonal and communication skills, organised, reliable, people- friendly

Team- team player, excellent judgement when using social media, PR and Communications, building rapport with a range of audiences

Hours and duration: As this role is for adhoc / freelance support, there is no fixed term. Induction into the space will be given, and the option to refuse work is at the discretion of the contractor, although reliability is key. It is anticipated that in the first 3 months we will require approximately 10-20 hours of work per month, paid an hourly rate of £10.75 ph. After 3 months, the requirements will be assessed on an ongoing basis and agreed with the Project Manager. Flexibility is essential as evening and weekend work is likely, and will be allocated in advance by Project Manager according to project requirements. In addition, maintenance and service issues come up at short notice, and so this role requires the ability to attend the site at short notice.

Main Tasks

  1. Support the maintenance programme of the space conducting building checks as directed.

  2. Assist in the coordination, promotion, setup and delivery of workshops, engagement events and project spaces as directed.

  3. Be on site to give access to service providers and contractors to do their work. 

  4. Respond to maintenance and service issues at short notice.

  5. Be on site as the point of contact for general enquiries and respond to requests for information 
from members of the public and others. 

  6. Ensure websites and social media are updated regularly. 

  7. Any other duties as may be required. 

To apply you must:

  • Have proof of right to work in the UK 

  • Have a UK bank account in your own name 

  • Have a fixed place of residence

  • Undertake this role as a contractor/freelancer and be responsible for Self Assessment Tax return

Submit applications including a cover letter and CV to Applications will be reviewed on the 30th of May, rolling thereafter.