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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.

Website and Branding Brief

The opportunity

New Writing North is on an exciting journey towards building a Centre for Writing and Publishing in Newcastle. From our base in Newcastle, we have produced nationally significant work since 1996. Now in our 25th year we are embarking on a capital build which will create a new and vibrant arts space for the city. The centre will act as a hub for writers and creatives.

We’re a small arts charity with great connections and even bigger ambitions for people across society to come together through reading, writing and sharing ideas. Our partners include universities, broadcasters Channel 4, BBC, Sky Studios, and publishers Hachette and Faber & Faber. In 2019 we were named Best Creative Company in the North East Business Awards and in 2021 we were shortlisted at the Charity Awards.

We’re now looking for an agency or freelance consultant who will work alongside us to refresh our brand and develop a new digital home for our work. This work will bring together a wide range of projects and audiences and help to underpin our capital fundraising campaign.

We’re looking for someone who is as enthusiastic as we are about the road ahead. Would you like to join us on the next stage of our journey?

Submit a proposal

Closing date: 9am on Wednesday 6 August 2021.

To tender for this opportunity, please refer to the brief.

 

Programme Manager, Participation and Young People

The role

Full-time. Pay Band: £22,250 – £26,000. Please note it’s our policy to recruit at the lower level of the pay band.

The Programme Manager (Participation and Young People) plays a key role in coordinating New Writing North’s Young Writers programme. The overarching goal of the programme is that as a result of our work, young people have increased capacity to make informed choices about their lives and can fulfil their potential.

In order to achieve this, we run a range of programmes, using a human-centred approach. The activity includes open access programmes, which run year-round in the North East, including young writers’ groups, summer schools, and time-limited projects.

Our targeted programmes work in communities at a scale and intensity that is proportionate to their disadvantage. As part of the targeted programme, we are currently running Young Writers’ City in Gateshead, Newcastle and Sunderland, where we are embedded throughout the year.

We also run a strand of work that aims to provide progression routes for individuals aged 15 – 25. This includes investing in talent and providing professional development opportunities for young people including in partnership with publishers.

How to apply

To apply for the post please complete the application form and return to fiona@newwritingnorth.com. Your application statement should outline why you’re a suitable candidate for the post and how your skills and experience align with those detailed in the person specification.

Deadline for applications: 9am, Friday 13 August 2021

Senior Manager, Finance and Operations

The role

Pay Band: £26,250 – £32,250. Please note it’s our policy to recruit at the lower level of the pay band.

The post reports to and supports the Director of Finance and Administration. The Senior Manager, Finance & Operations prepares the organisation’s budgets and manages the organisation’s management accounts, annual audit, associated reporting to trustees, sub-committees, funders and stakeholders, and ensures the implementation of the financial policy and procedures. They also contribute to other operational functions (IT, HR, governance and the administration of our team and office) and support the financial management of our trading companies.

How to Apply

How to Apply

To apply for the post please complete the application form and return to fiona@newwritingnorth.com by 9am, Thursday 22 July 2021. Your application statement should outline why you’re a suitable candidate for the post and how your skills and experience align with those detailed in the person specification.

Arts Producer-in-Residence for Newbiggin Hall

The role

Newcastle Arts Development Team (NADT) and New Writing North (NWN) would like to appoint an Arts Producer-in-residence to work on the Newbiggin Hall Estate in the Outer West of Newcastle.

NWN is the writing development agency for the North of England. They bring people together through reading, writing, and engaging in ideas to deepen mutual understanding, encourage creative habits, and support wellbeing.

NADT encourages participation in high quality arts activity in areas of the city which are culturally under-served.

The Project

There are four principal components to the Arts Producer role:

• To develop relationships with communities on and around the estate, initially through conversation, local research, detached work, and partnership building during the summer holidays 2021.

• To bring people together using creative facilitation skills, identifying opportunities for co-created cultural activity

• To develop, in partnership with residents/participants, a programme of inclusive creative projects and programmes which reflect the cultural needs and aspirations of the community

• To evaluate all activities and the overall success of the programme.

 

The all-inclusive fee for the Arts Producer Residency is £14,000 (+ VAT, if applicable). Based on £175 pd x 80 days.

How to apply

The programme is expected to run between July 2021 and the end of March 2022.

To read more about the position and apply download the PDF.

The deadline for the submission of applications is Friday 30 July at 5pm.

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