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A great organisation in which to share your skills and creativity

Would you like to come and work for the North’s leading literature development agency and play a part in supporting great projects such as the Northern Writers’ Awards, Durham Book Festival and our award-winning work with young people?

We’re a small organisation with a dedicated, creative team, supported by a great board of trustees. Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, we work to support writers and literature across the North of England.

An organisation is only as strong as its people, and we look after our staff with training and professional development opportunities, flexible working and a contributory pension scheme. You’ll be given responsibility and encouraged to develop your skills from day one. We’re an open and friendly bunch and we think New Writing North is a great place to work.

We believe that all writers should have the opportunity to tell their stories and we work with under-represented communities to help make this happen. We would like our workforce to better reflect the diverse communities in which we work.

Senior Programme Manager (Participation and Young People)

The job

Full-time, permanent, salary band £26,250 – £31,000 pro rata

We are seeking a dynamic, highly-organised and creative Senior Manager to lead the development and delivery of New Writing North’s young people’s programme. The ideal candidate will have a strong track record of instigating, developing and managing creative projects with young people, expertise in participatory practice and the ability to identify and develop opportunities to build New Writing North’s young people’s offer. They will be a self-starter, full of ideas, with an ability to communicate with young people as well as the wider public about our work.


Closing date: 5pm, Monday 18 March 2019

How to Apply

  • Download the application pack
  • Click on the ‘apply here’ button below
  • Fill in your contact details and monitoring information as requested
  • Upload your CV and covering letter
  • Click on ‘next’, then ‘finish and exit’

Our shortlisting process involves judging from your application papers alone the extent to which you meet the essential and desirable criteria given in the Person Specification. With this in mind, please ensure that your covering letter clearly states how you meet each of the essential and desirable criteria, as found in the application pack.

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