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The Arvon Foundation

Head of Development

This is an exciting opportunity to lead Arvon’s Development team as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary in 2018. The position will be based at Arvon’s National Office, in Central London.

Reports to: Director of Finance and Resources
Location: The post-holder will be expected to work primarily at Arvon’s National Office, Free Word Centre, Farringdon, London EC1R 3GA
Salary: £40,000 – £42,000 p.a.
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date for applications: Tuesday 21 November 2017, midday
Interview date: Monday 27 November 2017

Arvon is a thriving and ambitious arts charity, celebrated for its unique ability to discover and develop the writer in everyone. A flagship of excellence, it has been described by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy as ‘the single most important organisation for sharing and exploring creative writing in the UK’.

Purpose of the role: 

To raise money from trusts and foundations, individuals and other sources to meet Arvon’s vision as home of creative writing in the UK

Scope of the Role:

To lead on all aspects of Arvon’s development programme, including strategy and delivery

To foster a culture at Arvon that understands and exploits opportunities for fundraising

To provide effective leadership and line management of the Development team – a full-time Development Officer and a part-time Development Administrator (0.6)

For further details and advice on how to apply, please download the Information Pack here.

Image: Totleigh Barton, Devon Photograph by Phil-Grey