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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.


The role

We’re looking for new trustees at New Writing North.

We want to ensure that our Trustee profile reflects and represents the communities in which we work, and our aspiration for growth as we begin a journey to lead the creation of a new centre for literature on Tyneside.

Over the next five years we’ll further develop our relationships with national and international partners embedding our work around Talent Development, Festivals and Events and Young People locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

To support this, we are seeking to appoint Trustees with specific experience in:
• Finance (as succession planning for our current Treasurer)
• Commercial expertise
• Property/Capital Development
• Communications
• Legal
• Creative Writing

How to apply

Please download the Trustee Recruitment Pack and email your completed documents, as outlined in section 5, to David Roche, Chair of Trustees.

Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 6 January 2020

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