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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.

Finance and Operations Assistant

The job

We’re looking to recruit an organised, multi-tasker to join us to support our finance, administration and operations. You’ll be unflappable, with a keen eye for detail, have great communication skills and a desire to work in the cultural sector.

You will work closely with our Finance and Administration team to ensure that our finances and administrative operations are well managed.

This is a full-time role, pay band £17,000 – £19,000 pro rata

How to apply

Please download the Job Pack for this role. To apply for the post please upload a CV and a letter of application. Your letter should explain why you’re a suitable candidate for the post and how your skills and experience align with those detailed in the Person Specification.

Closing date: 12 noon, Wednesday 11 September 2019

Programme Officer: Young People and Participation

The job

We are seeking a dynamic, highly organised, and creative Programme Officer to coordinate the delivery, and support the development of New Writing North’s young people’s programme. You’ll be passionate about providing opportunities for young people and will be a self-starter, with a problem solving, flexible approach and an ability to communicate with young people as well as the wider public about our work.

This is a full-time role, pay band £19,250 – £22,000 pro rata

 

How to apply

Please download the Job Pack for this role. To apply for the post please upload a CV and a letter of application. Your letter should explain why you’re a suitable candidate for the post and how your skills and experience align with those detailed in the Person Specification.

Closing date: 12 noon, Wednesday 11 September 2019

Freelance PR Contract

The opportunity

New Writing North is looking to appoint a freelance PR to support its communications strategy for the David Cohen Prize for Literature and key Durham Book Festival projects, the Gordon Burn Prize and the Big Read.

The appointed person/ agency will work to raise the profile of these projects through national coverage. The ideal candidate will have an extensive range of media contacts and be adept at securing excellent coverage.

This work will be undertaken between September and November 2019.

Submit a proposal

Closing date: 9am on Wednesday 14 August 2019

To tender for this opportunity, please refer to the brief. Proposals and any enquiries should be addressed to Laura Fraine, Senior Marketing & Communications Manager.

 

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