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Programme Manager

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Part-time: 4 days/week (0.8). Permanent contract.
Salary: £30,000 pro rata
Hours of work: 30 hours per week
Days of work: Office open Monday to Friday. Role will require some weekend and evening work

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The irreplaceable Dean Atta needs replacing! After 15 months with New Writing South developing new programmes and ways of working, Guest Artistic Director Dean Atta is leaving to write his second book.

We are now seeking a Programme Manager in a permanent role to further develop and grow an outstanding programme of activity that responds to the needs and ambitions of writers and their audiences in southeast England. 

In this new senior role you will be responsible for the delivery of New Writing South’s creative and writer development programme and you will be an active collaborator with the CEO and Board in the strategic development and longer term strategic partnerships of the organisation. 

About you
The role requires a well networked individual with a knowledge of and passion for literature, an understanding of its artistic and social impact and a strong commitment to diversity and equality. 

You will have programming or curatorial experience in the literature sector and an understanding of the needs of writers and their audiences. You will be an enthusiastic and highly effective project manager with at least four years’ experience of programming and curating writer development activities and events, commissioning new work, events management and artist liaison. 

You will have a track record of developing successful partnerships with cultural organisations, educational establishments, funders and a wide range of programme partners and stakeholders.

The role will be based in our Brighton office. Working days can be spread across office opening hours and will require some evening and weekend work. We can discuss job share options with the right candidates.

Positive action in recruitment
Positive action refers to a range of measures and initiatives that employers can lawfully take to actively encourage individuals from under-represented groups to apply. The selection procedure itself is no different and is based solely on merit.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic or mixed heritage people who are currently under-represented within the organisation.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview, please contact Lesley Wood at Lesley@newwritingsouth.com or on 07977 499432.

Please note that our ground floor offices are located in central Brighton, however our accessible bathroom facilities are not available to staff while workshops and masterclasses are in session. 

Return your completed application and equal opportunities form to recruitment@newwritingsouth.com by midnight on Sunday 9 September.     

Interviews will take place in Brighton on Tuesday 25 September. All positions at New Writing South are offered subject to the following conditions:

  • Receipt of satisfactory references 
  • Proof that you are legally entitled to work in the UK

General Manager

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Full time. Permanent contract
Salary:  £26,000
Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week
Days of work: Office hours Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm including a one hour unpaid lunch break. Role will require some weekend and evening work

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We are seeking a dynamic and ambitious new General Manager to join our small team in Brighton. 

The General Manager is central to New Writing South’s relationships with writers and other stakeholders and is absolutely key to our operational effectiveness.

About you
The role requires a self-motivated individual, with a passion for literature and the arts. You will have at least 3 years’ experience in arts administration and project management, have excellent web, digital and social media skills and have experience of arts marketing. Multi-tasking will be essential so we are looking for a multi skilled and diversely talented person. 

You will have excellent time management and planning skills and confidence in dealing with a wide range of people. You will bring with you experience of maintaining monitoring, evaluation and data management systems, with a clear understanding of GDPR and individuals’ right to privacy. Additionally, some experience of Friends’ or Membership schemes would be an advantage.

The role will be based in our Brighton office and will require some evening and weekend work. 

Positive Action in recruitment
Positive action refers to a range of measures and initiatives that employers can lawfully take to actively encourage individuals from under-represented groups to apply. The selection procedure itself is no different and is based solely on merit.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic or mixed heritage people who are currently under-represented within the organisation.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview, please contact Lesley Wood at Lesley@newwritingsouth.com or on 07977 499432.

Please note, our ground floor offices are located in central Brighton however our accessible bathroom facilities are not available to staff while workshops and masterclasses are in session. 

Return your completed application and equal opportunities form to recruitment@newwritingsouth.com by midnight on Sunday 9 September. 

Interviews will take place in Brighton on Wednesday 26 September. All positions at New Writing South are offered subject to the following conditions:

  • Receipt of satisfactory references 
  • Proof that you are legally entitled to work in the UK