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£26,010 - £28,292 full time salary. (0.8 FTE or Full time is negotiable. Permanent)

About the role

The Programme Manager (Participation and Learning) drives our vital learning and participatory projects which address WCN’s priority for developing audiences and participants for literature, creative writing and reading, with particular emphasis on community groups and young people in formal and informal settings. Working alongside WCN’s 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 project manager with at least two years’ experience of delivering high quality projects within an arts, educational, community or learning and participatory environment. You will have experience of developing partnerships with education providers, cultural partners and community groups. You will bring with you demonstrable experience of maximising participation 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. You will have an imaginative and creative approach to designing and delivering creative learning programmes for educational and community settings.

You will bring with you a broad understanding of the arts and cultural sector and ideally a passion for literature, creative writing and reading. You will be expected to support WCN’s charitable objectives, values and ambitions.


Closing deadline:     9am, Monday 29 January 2018
Short-list confirmed:     5pm, Friday 2 February 2018 
Selection interviews:     Tuesday 6 February 2018 at Dragon Hall
When you submit your application, please ensure that you are available to participate between 9.00am – 6.00pm on the selection day. 


Send your application form, CV and equal opportunities monitoring form, and personal statement, by email to Freya Gallagher-Jones, Operations Assistant at:

Or by post to:

Freya Gallagher-Jones
Operations Assistant
Writers’ Centre Norwich
Dragon Hall
115-123 King St

If you would like to have a confidential discussion about the role with the Programme Director, Peggy Hughes please email her at to arrange a convenient time to speak.

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