Job vacancies

30 hours/week (can be flexible)

Fixed Term contract for 6 months with the possibility of extension

Salary £25,000 pro rata = £20,000

Writers’ Centre Norwich (WCN) is a dynamic literary organisation whose mission is to develop the artistic and social impact of creative writing, reading and literary translation and promote access to the best in world literature with national and international partners. We are audience focused and art form led, with a clear agenda of excellence, engagement and experimentation. 
In April 2015, Writers’ Centre Norwich will be moving into Dragon Hall, a Grade 1 listed medieval trading hall in Norwich. The building has been restored and refurbished over recent years and offers WCN and Norwich UNESCO City of Literature an outstanding building which will provide a venue for public events, readings, workshops, teaching seminars, artist residencies and education activity.

About the role
The General Manager will work closely with the Executive Director as part of a dedicated and collaborative staff team and will oversee the effective and legally compliant day-to-day administration of the building and the organisation. The role will ensure a smooth transition into the new building, the safety and security of the building and its staff, volunteers and visitors, as well as developing and implementing effective operational and administrative systems and procedures as part of the planned developments. 

About you
You will enjoy the challenge of being part of a dynamic organisation and a creative team. You will have two years experience of venue and office management in a similar or related role. You will also bring with you some experience and knowledge of working in an HR environment such as recruitment, policy development, record keeping etc. You will ideally have some experience or knowledge of working with and managing volunteers and casual staff. You will understand the need to operate in a legally compliant fashion across all aspects of the role. You will have excellent organisational, administrative and IT skills and be able to manage your time effectively and prioritise tasks. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to work productively with people at all levels across the organisation, with external partners, service providers and visitors. You will be First Aid and Fire Marshal trained and/or be required to undertake such training. You will ideally bring with you an interest in the arts and literature.


Closing deadline: Tuesday 14 April at 9.00am
Short-list confirmed: Tuesday 21 April
Selection interviews: Tuesday 5 May

When you submit your application, please ensure that you are available to participate between 9.00am – 6.00pm on the selection day. 


Send your completed application form and equal opportunities monitoring form by email to:

Please do not send your CV instead of your completed application form.  

If you would like to have a confidential discussion about the role with the Executive Director, Alison McFarlane, please call the office on 01603-877177.