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The Poetry School

Archived: Director

The Poetry School is seeking an inspiring and business-minded Director to lead the continued growth of this ambitious organisation, a key player in the development of contemporary poets and poetry in the UK.

The new Director will be joining the organisation in the first year of a new and increased Arts Council England funding agreement, at the start of a new Master’s degree programme in collaboration with Newcastle University, and at a time of renewed emphasis on fundraising.

They will be responsible for shaping and delivering the Poetry School’s national programmes including its core offering of high quality poetry teaching, the new MA programme, its social network for poets, CAMPUS, and a range of other projects and initiatives designed to develop poets and contemporary poetry both in the UK and internationally. Building on the achievements of the Poetry School, they will lead on strategic planning for the organisation, managing and developing key relationships with stakeholders, partners and funding organisations to deliver sustainable growth and an enhanced profile.

The right candidate will be someone who can inspire and influence a range of people and organisations, who possesses excellent business skills, and who can turn vision into tangible results. They will work with a staff team of 6, over 100 freelance poets, and several key partners and funders, to take this dynamic charity to the next stage of its development.

Salary: In the region of £45,000 depending on experience

Closing date: 10am on Monday 14th September 2015.

For more information, including a Job Description and Person Specification, please visit the Poetry School website.

Initial interviews will take place in the week commencing Monday 21st September 2015 and a shortlist of candidates will then be invited back for a second interview the following week.

The Poetry School aims to be an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity across all its services and procedures. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity or gender reassignment. We request that applicants complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form so that we can monitor our own procedures with regards to equality and fairness. Information is provided voluntarily and anonymously. Completed forms do not form part of the selection process and will be detached from your application prior to shortlisting.