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Director, National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE)
Deadline: Mon 30 Apr 2018
The National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) is seeking someone with experience of working in the arts and/or educational sectors at a senior level and who is passionate about promoting the value of creative writing in community and educational settings to lead the organisation over the next decade.
The National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) is an organisation supporting the development of creative writing of all genres and in all educational and community settings throughout the UK. It was founded by writers in 1987 and now has over 1600 members from across the UK and overseas.

Following the decision of our Director, Paul Munden, to step-down from this position at the end of March 2018 (after 28 years’ service) we are seeking someone who can develop a vision and strategy for NAWE, working alongside our Board of Directors/Management Committee, and lead its effective delivery.

The successful applicant will have an understanding of the challenges faced by emerging and established writers working in a range of educational and community settings and may themselves be a practising writer. They will be aware of current practice in arts education and in the teaching of creative writing in schools, universities and community settings. They will have proven practical ability, not only to develop strategy but to see it through to successful implementation. They will have excellent communication skills, be able to work with individual writers, universities and funders and with our many partners in the UK and overseas.

As NAWE has no office base (staff are based around the UK) the successful applicant will be required to work from a home-office.

Hours: 0.6 Part time, 22.5 hours per week
Salary: £40 - £45K pro rata, dependent on experience

How to Apply:
Please send by email a covering letter outlining your suitability for the position and providing demonstrable evidence of your suitability in relation to the desired/essential qualities and experience, along with a CV (including the names and contact details of two referees) to: Jonathan Davidson, Chair of Board of Directors Email:

Please see the full job description and person specification on the right of the page under Associated Downloads.

Deadline for Applications is 5pm, Monday 30 April 2018

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by 5pm on Friday 3 May 2018.

Interviews: Those shortlisted may be asked to prepare a short presentation and will be invited for interview in Birmingham on Tuesday 8 May 2018. Please ensure you will be available for this date when applying.

NAWE promotes diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Applicants must have the right to work and reside in the UK.

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Contact Information:
Contact Name:
Jonathan Davidson
Contact Email:
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