Job vacancies

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS 

£33,120 - £37,260 pa (permanent, full time)

An outstanding Director of Communications is crucial to our success, as Writers’ Centre Norwich moves to become the National Centre for Writing.

Over the next two years our remit is extending in terms of artistic programmes, geography, artists and audiences; our turnover is increasing substantially; and we are taking on a new building.  The Director of Communications is responsible for managing our brand throughout this period of change and developing and implementing a communications strategy that enables us to achieve our vision.  

About you
You will enjoy the challenge, stimulation and support of being a key part of a collaborative senior management team.  You will have experience of leading, delivering and evaluating marketing and audience development strategies.  You will be skilled in CRM and comfortable with analysing and interpreting data to inform marketing decisions.  You will be confident with the web, social and mobile media.  You will have at least three years’ experience in a senior communications or marketing role, some of that within an arts organisation.  You may have a CIM qualification.  You will have experience of managing small teams and managing budgets.  You will have a demonstrable interest in the arts and a passion for literature and reading.

Download the full recruitment pack for further information.

How to apply

Download the application form

Download the equal opportunties monitoring form

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


Closing deadline:  Monday December 1st 2014 at 5.00pm
Short-list confirmed: Friday December 5th 2014
Selection interviews: Wednesday December 10th 2014

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

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 Leila Telford on 01603-877177 to arrange a time.

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PROGRAMME MANAGER (Learning and Participation)

£25,039 - £27,732 (Full time. Permanent)

Responsible for leading on the development and delivery of an outstanding programme of activity for our local communities.


About the role
These are exciting times for WCN, and this new Programme Manager role has been established to manage learning and participatory projects which address WCN’s priority for developing audiences for literature, creative writing and reading, with particular emphasis on young people in formal and informal settings. Working alongside WCN staff team and a wide range of external stakeholders, the post holder will be responsible for leading on the development and delivery of an outstanding programme of activity which will respond to the needs of our local communities.


About you
You will be an enthusiastic and highly effective arts manager with at least two years’ experience of delivering high quality projects within a learning and participatory environment. You will have a passion for literature, creative writing and reading and a broad knowledge of writers, trends and issues in contemporary literature both nationally and internationally. You will have experience of developing partnerships with education providers, cultural partners and community groups. You will have demonstrable experience of maximising attendance figures, creating monitoring and evaluation systems and managing budgets. You will have excellent planning skills and confidence in dealing with a wide range of people.

Download the full recruitment pack for futher information.

How to apply

Download the application form

Download the equal opportunties monitoring form

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


Closing deadline:  Monday December 8th 2014 at 5.00pm
Short-list confirmed: Friday December 12th 2014
Selection interviews: Wednesday December 17th 2014


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

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 Programme Director, Jon Morley, please call Leila Telford on 01603-877177 to arrange a time.

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PROGRAMME ASSISTANT

£15,525 - £17,428 (Full time. Permanent)

The role is key to supporting the Programme Team, and an ideal opportunity for someone who is interested in pursuing a career in the arts and literature sector.

About the role
These are exciting times for WCN and the role of Programme Assistant is key to supporting the Programme Team as it develops a greater focus on learning and participation, in both formal and informal settings and expands its artistic programme. This administrative support role provides an ideal opportunity for someone who is interested in pursuing a career in the arts and literature sector.

WCN is in a position to offer the successful applicant unrivalled access to a diverse and innovative programme of work across the literary, literature development, education and freedom of expression sectors. The role is full time Monday to Friday, however due to the nature of the role you will be required to work some evenings and weekends in order to fulfil your role successfully.

The successful applicant would be introduced to the complexities of an arts organisation and supported to develop their admin and delivery skills within the literature and arts and education sectors. The adaptability, experience and team working that will be necessary to fulfil this role will enable the post holder to develop valuable skills and work with an exciting range of writers, educationalists, performers and partners.


About you
You will bring with you a strong interest in literature and in working in community and educational settings. You will have excellent communication, writing and IT skills and at least one years’ experience of administrative support in a busy office or education setting. You may have some experience of administration of education and outreach activities. You will have the ability to manage a demanding workload across multiple projects in a professional and confident manner, good interpersonal skills together with the ability to get on with people of all ages and a commitment to a very high standard of work.

Download the full recruitment pack for futher information.

How to apply

Download the application form

Download the equal opportunties monitoring form

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


Closing deadline: 5.00pm Monday December 8th 2014
Short-list confirmed: Friday December 12th 2014
Selection interviews: Thursday December 18th 2014

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

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 Programme Director, Jon Morley, please call Leila Telford on 01603-877177 to arrange a time.