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A great organisation in which to share your skills and creativity

As New Writing North enters its 21st year of operation, we’re full of energy and ideas for the future. We’re a small organisation with a dedicated, creative team, based in Newcastle upon Tyne and working 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, 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.

2017 marks a period of growth for the organisation, with new business and projects. We’re now looking for five new staff members to help us make the most of the current opportunities and support our work into the future. We are also looking to appoint new board trustees with specific skills and expertise.

Encouraging diversity in our governance and workforce
We are an Equal Opportunities employer and are committed to developing the profile of our staff and board so that they better reflect the communities in which we work. People from BAME and low socio-economic backgrounds are currently underrepresented in our governance and workforce and we would like to encourage potential candidates from those backgrounds.

Executive Director (Business & Operations)

Full-time, permanent, £31,077pa

We’re looking for a business minded professional with the relevant knowledge and experience to help lead the operations of the organisation and to develop our people and our business. This new post completes the newly established Executive Team of New Writing North. We’re a unique organisation in many ways so are really open as to what past experience and transferable skills candidates might bring to this role.

Closing date: Thursday 16 March

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Senior Programme Manager (Writing & Awards)

Full-time, permanent, £25,719pa

This newly created post brings together our awards and prizes and writer development and promotion activities. For this unique post we’re looking for someone with experience of designing and managing professional development for writers along with an understanding of the publishing industry that will support our awards and prizes.

Closing date: Thursday 16 March

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Senior Finance & Operations Manager (Maternity Cover)

Full-time, minimum 9 months, £25,719 pro rata

We’re looking for a finance whiz with great Sage and Excel skills and the ability to produce quarterly management accounts, manage project accounts and reporting and to see us through our annual audit. You will work closely with our new Executive Director (Business & Operations) to ensure that our finances and operations are well managed.

Closing date: Thursday 2 March

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Administration Assistant

Full-time, permanent, £15,538pa

This newly designed full-time post supports company administration and financial management and is an entry level post that would be suitable for either those with some experience of finance and administration or for someone wishing to take the first step into a career in the arts. We’re looking for a numerate, motivated and reliable person with great attention to detail and strong communication skills to work across our busy office.

Closing date: Thursday 2 March

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Festivals & Events Internship

Full-time, fixed term for ten months, £12,500 equivalent to £15,000 pro rata

A new ten-month long internship to support festival and events delivery including Durham Book Festival in October. This fantastic learning experience offers the chance to learn about and contribute to event planning and delivery, festival administration, audience development and marketing and PR.

Closing date: Friday 24 February

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Board Members/Trustees

Voluntary positions

Our trustees share a passion for the written word and for supporting participation through cultural engagement. Our current board of trustees are from across the UK and act as our ambassadors around the country. Our board already has a great range of skills and experience. We are now looking to enhance these in the areas of publishing, libraries, impact and evaluation, HR, communications and finance. We also welcome applications from writers.

Closing date: Friday 24 February

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