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Programme Officer for the South West, First Story
Deadline: Fri 20 Oct 2017
We are looking for an enthusiastic and pro-active Programme Officer to act as a champion for First Story and creative writing in the South West, based in Bristol or surrounds.

This is a critical role in the Programme Team to help deliver our activities as part of a major Creative Writing in Schools Strategic fund from Arts Council England.

The post-holder will:
• Set up and co-ordinate the day-to-day administration and logistics of the writing residency programme in the South West, including monitoring budgets, conducting site visits, supporting with writer training and advising, holding region-wide meetings, and supporting on the anthology publication and evaluation processes.
• Identify prospective eligible schools and writers, and work to cultivate strong relationships to ensure the organisation meets its delivery targets for the number of residencies in the region.
• Establish and build relationships with regional stakeholders including funders, schools, regional partners (charitable and corporate), local authorities, high-profile individuals and other charitable organisations.
• Deliver region-wide writing events for young people participating in First Story at a key cultural venue and region-wide CPD events for teachers and writers.
• In the future, recruit a Regional Advisory Panel (a group of key supporters designed to feed into development plans for the region) and serve as the key liaison point between the central office and the Panel.
• Fulfil other responsibilities contributing to the strategic, national objectives and activities of the organization as required.

For further information and to download the full job description, please visit our website

To apply, please send a cover letter (with ref: Programme Officer South West in the subject line) and your CV to Nicki Shore:

Closing date: 5.00pm on Friday 20 October 2017.

Interview date: Monday 30 October in Bristol.

Additional Information:
South West England

Contact Information:
First Story
Contact Name:
Nicki Shore
Contact Email:
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