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Project manager in game-based publishing for sustainability (part-time)

Ishara Press CIC, Lancaster, UK

The company

Ishara Press CIC is a community interest company (i.e. a type of social enterprise) incorporated in the UK and located at White Cross Business Park, South Road, Lancaster. With our publishing portfolio we serve cross-sectoral initiatives worldwide working in sustainability and regeneration. We innovate in the areas of Serious Games and Impact Publishing, with a strong focus on gamified multimedia content.

The role

We are looking for a project manager to support the development of our sustainability-related series Regen-D (“regenerative design”) and Transition Games, and to support the work of our newly established Game Studio.

The ideal candidate will:

  • have excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • be comfortable with IT-mediated communication and collaboration (e.g. Zoom, Slack, Miroboard);
  • be a curious and fast learner;
  • be motivated to support sustainability and regeneration as part of an ethical business;
  • be well-organised, flexible, and with attention to detail.

We offer an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to quickly expand their responsibilities in the post and build their skills. We provide supportive mentoring and purposeful personal development, including for candidates without previous experience in the publishing sector.

The post of project manager involves the following duties:

  • To contribute to workflows towards the publication of Serious Games in our Regen-D and Transition series.
  • To assist with external events and internal organisation at the Press.
  • To maintain an up-to-date website.
  • To contribute to the strategy and content of external publicity.

The terms

Start date: 01 May 2024 or asap thereafter

Working hours: flexible 1 day per week (7.5 hours) initially, with potential for longer hours over time

Salary: £28,500 pro rata, plus additional benefits

Place of work: Hybrid, remote with attendance in Lancaster at least once per month

Probation: 3 months

Selection and contact

Please email a brief statement of interest (max. 1 page) along with your CV to with cc to by 19 April 2024. Interviews will be in the week beginning 22 April 2024.

Contact for questions about this post:

Prof Ulrike Zeshan OBE MAE (Member of Academia Europaea)

Director, Ishara Press CIC

07772487941 (phone and whatsapp)

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