New Writing North recruiting: Programme Manager (Young People)
New Writing North: Programme Manager (Young People)
Salary range £22,000-£25,000 pro rata (4 days per week)
We are recruiting a temporary member of staff to cover the current Programme Manager (Young People)’s maternity leave. The post is four days a week, with some evening and weekend working required. Initially the contract will be for six months with the possibility of an extension depending on the current postholder’s maternity arrangements. All applications must arrive by 5.30pm on the deadline day.
If you have any queries about the post please email in the first instance to [email protected].
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a CV (no more than two pages long) with a covering letter (no more than two pages long) outlining your experience to date and why it qualifies you for this role to [email protected].
Deadline for applications: Monday 12 May
Interviews Wednesday: Tuesday 20 May
The Young People’s Programme Manager is a management post within New Writing North involving planning, programming, delivery and event management of work with young people.
The post reports primarily to the Programme Director* and the postholder will work across the organisation with other senior staff, Programme Managers and with external stakeholders and project partners to achieve activity.
*Until September 2014 the Programme Director will be taking the role of Acting Chief Executive. Until that time the Young People’s Programme Manager will report to the Senior Project Manager (maternity cover).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• To manage and plan the Cuckoo Young Writers groups and all associated projects, events and publication activity
• To manage the recruitment of young people to the Cuckoo Young Writers programme
• To manage the submissions and selection process for Cuckoo Quarterly including convening the editorial committe
• To manage the Cuckoo Quarterly website with NWN’s Website Manager
• To work with the Communications and Marketing Manager to devise strategies for marketing work to younger audiences and for recruiting young people to projects.
• To take responsibility for devising and implementing a social media strategy relating to communication with young people
• To maintain and develop ongoing communication with our young writers
• To lead the delivery of all marketing work to young people
• To support individual young people where appropriate
• To support the delivery, administration, budgeting and co-ordination of creative work with authors in schools and for projects that engage teachers
• To undertake ongoing evaluation and monitoring of projects and events with young people, and to lead project specific evaluation when required
• To monitor project budgets and spend in relation to reporting needs
• To support the delivery and administration of community projects
• With the guidance of the Programme Director to undertake fundraising and resource development activity
• To create and manage new partnerships that support work with young people
• To lead on the planning of the Arts Awards and other training aimed at young people
• To support the project manager of cuckooreview.com
• To be the first point of contact for young people engaging with the organisation via projects
• To ensure NWN’s child protection policy is kept up to date and that all employees and volunteers are aware of and signed up to it
• To support the Chief Executive and Programme Director with the management of other projects as and when required throughout the year, including Durham Book Festival
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF WORK
The Young People’s Programme Manager will be expected to work four days per week, based on the working hours of 9.30am-5.30pm. Flexibility is required and the postholder will be expected to work some weekends and evenings. Hours worked in this way will be claimed back as time in lieu (there will be no overtime payments made). Flexibility is required throughout the period of the Durham Book Festival specifically when the postholder will be expected to undertake the management of events throughout the period. The annual leave entitlement for this post is 25 days pro rata plus public holidays.
• Strong planning and organisational skills
• Experience of working with young people and community groups
• Good spelling and grammar
• The ability to work independently and manage competing workloads with grace and good humour
• A mature and confident manner
• Experience of building and maintaining partnerships
• Experience of working with publishers, promoters and authors
• Knowledge and experience of social networking and marketing, especially with young people
• Technical competence in Microsoft Word
• A desire to work within a small team of people and to contribute to a wide agenda of work and projects
• Strong knowledge of contemporary literature and current affairs
• A good knowledge of the North East region
• Copywriting and editing skills
• Experience of managing budgets
• Able to work flexibly
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