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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.

Durham Book Festival Community Producer

The vacancy

We are looking for a creative self-starter with exceptional communication and relationship-building skills to work on a freelance basis in County Durham from September 2021 – February 2022 as part of Durham Book Festival. The appointed person will be proactive, confident working with a wide range of people and a creative problem-solver. They will develop relationships with organisations and communities in 2 or 3 identified places in County Durham. They will bring people together using creative facilitation skills, and develop – in partnership with participants and community organisations – a programme of creative writing and reading projects, events and programmes which reflect the cultural needs and aspirations of the communities.

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Closing date for applications: Monday 13 September 2021, 10am

To apply for this role please refer to the recruitment pack.

Completed applications should be submitted to Fiona Melvin via


The vacancy

New Writing North is 25 years old this year and we have a bright and exciting future ahead of us as we develop plans to establish a new centre for writing and publishing in Newcastle upon Tyne. Our current Treasurer comes to the end of his six-year term in spring 2022 and we are looking to find a new trustee to take on this important role.

You will join a diverse board of trustees who come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring a broad range of skills and experience to our work. Our experienced and dedicated Executive Team have managed the charity expertly through the challenges of the pandemic and you will join a company that is in good shape and ready to take on new ambitions for the future.

Apply for the role

Closing date for applications: Monday 30 August 2021, 5pm

To express interest in the role please refer to the application pack.

Please also ensure you have completed and submitted the equal opportunities monitoring form provided with this pack as appendix 1, also available here.

Completed expressions of interest should be submitted to Fiona Melvin via

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