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Director, National Poetry Centre
Deadline: Thu 29 Feb 2024
We are looking for a dynamic and visionary leader responsible for establishing and guiding the National Poetry Centre (NPC) towards its proposed opening in 2027 and beyond.

This role involves strategic leadership, creative direction, financial management, an energetic presence in Leeds, stakeholder engagement and team management to ensure the NPC's growth and sustainability.

You will work with the NPC trustees to drive forward plans for its organisational development and to establish relationships with diverse partners in order to progress both the capital building project and programming of the NPC. The Poet Laureate retains a keen interest in all aspects of the project and will have regular input at every stage.

The National Poetry Centre will be a national cultural institution rooted in Leeds providing better access to poetry and literature for millions of people right across the UK, especially young people. It will provide an exciting programme of events and educational activities in beautiful, peaceful spaces, with resources for people to meet, share, perform, read, borrow, create, and enjoy poetry.

Salary: £50k+
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent
Location: UK-wide

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If you wish to apply, please email your CV and a letter describing how you meet each of the numbered person specification requirements to

If you wish to have an informal conversation about the role before applying, please contact Administration Manager Lily Stead:

Deadline: midnight on Thursday 29 February 2024
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