Job opportunity: Literature Officer (paid)

The Koestler Trust is the UK’s best-known prison arts charity. They are currently looking for an outstanding Literature Officer with a passion for, and in-depth knowledge of, poetry and/or prose, as well as the practical skills to translate this into creative writing exhibits and publications. The chosen candidate will need to be able to inspire and engage service-users, prison staff, staff team, artists and stakeholders and juggle a varied workload.

This post is part of a new one-year Literature Development Project supported by the Arts Council England. The project aims to develop the Trust’s work with creative writing – feedback, exhibitions, publications, awards, and events for the public, ex-offenders and their families – and to leave a lasting legacy through evaluation and learning outcomes.

The post is part time, based on three weekdays each week, and is a one-year fixed term contract.

How to apply: if you have a degree in English or other subject relevant to the creative writing categories of Koestler Awards experience of putting your knowledge to practical use, and a passion for widening engagement please see the job description and application form on the website, or call on 0208 740 0333 to request the documents. Please note, CV”s will not be accepted.

Closing Date: 5pm Monday 10 February 2014

Salary: £22k P.A pro-rata

Source: IdeasTap Jobs page

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