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Chief Executive, First Story
Deadline: Fri 7 Dec 2018
The creative writing charity, First Story, is seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive in early 2019. First Story brings talented, professional writers into secondary schools serving low-income communities, to work with teachers and students to foster creativity and communication skills.

Established ten years ago, the charity has expanded significantly in the last five years and now works in 70 schools, across the country, supporting over 2,000 young writers in secondary schools. It also organises festivals and publications of young writers’ work and has developed National Writing Day, now in its third year. In partnership with the BBC, the charity also runs the BBC Young Writers’ Award, which shines a light on the creative achievement of young people and highlights the power of creative writing.

The Chief Executive will therefore join the charity at an exciting time, with responsibility for implementing the strategy over the next three years that will broaden and deepen the work of First Story. 

In the new Chief Executive, the board seeks candidates who are strongly committed to the mission, vision and values of the charity and able to articulate that commitment to diverse audiences. A senior manager with experience of leading or being part of the leadership team of a charity, cultural organisation or other body, you will be able to demonstrate experience of people and resource management. 

You do not need to have prior experience of working in schools or in creative writing, but you do need to be a powerful advocate for the work of the charity, keen to improve the outcomes for more disadvantaged young people.

For more information, visit the First Story website

Closing date: Friday 7 December 2018 (by close of business)

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First Story
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Joanna Kill
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