Writer Development Manager (Maternity Cover), Writing East Midlands


Writing East Midlands (WEM), the literature development agency for the region, is hiring a Writer Development Manager.  This key role involves working to develop the creative and professional practices of writers at various stages of their careers, creating opportunities for them to engage with new audiences and communities, and managing related projects.

The post holder will be an excellent organiser with strong experience of running projects and events and working with partners. Equally important will be experience of fund-raising and evaluating activity against funding requirements.

The post holder will be expected to be responsible for an agreed programme of work while contributing to the organisation’s broader activities.

This post will provide maternity cover on a fixed contract, 4 days per week, basis from mid Sept. 2020 to May 2021.

Apply via Submittable by sending a covering letter explaining what skills, knowledge and experience you would bring to the role, together with a supporting CV, by 5pm, 13 August 2020.  


WEM creates opportunities for experienced writers and nurtures new writers of quality. We do this through commissions, residencies, mentoring relationships, facilitating continuous professional development, running courses, workshops and conferences, supporting literature festivals and by undertaking projects with partners who share an interest in great writing.

In partnership with a broad range of cultural organisations, we encourage new relationships between writers and communities by running residencies in all sorts of settings. Our activities create safe spaces where professional and emerging writers work with participants to explore their stories, inspiring people to traverse memories and culture and find new ways to share their hopes, fears and aspirations.

We have worked to increase access to creative activities amongst communities including the Roma,  refugee and migrant communities, women escaping domestic abuse, offenders, and are currently working to reduce feelings of disengagement amongst Older People, while supporting the next generation of young writers.

We’re seeking an organised and motivated arts management professional to provide continuity of purpose to this important role.

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