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Interim Centre Director (Maternity Cover)

Closing date: 10am, Wednesday 19 April

Base: Lumb Bank, The Ted Hughes Arvon Centre, Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

Salary: £25,560 per annum

Hours: 34 hours per week (0.8 FTE)

Starting mid-May 2017

Arvon is looking for an exceptional individual to manage all aspects of Lumb Bank, our spectacular Yorkshire writing centre, during the maternity leave of its Centre Director.

Interviews will be held at Lumb Bank on Tuesday 25 April.

For more information on how to apply please download the Information Pack via the links below:

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Interim-Centre-Director-Information-Pack-2017 PDF

 

 

Properties Trustee

Closing date: 5pm Monday 24 April 2017

Salary: Voluntary

Arvon is seeking a new Trustee with relevant expertise in architecture and building conservation to lead the Properties Committee.

The Properties Committee is responsible for the maintenance and conservation of Arvon’s properties – the Arvon estate amounts to approx. 60 acres in all. The Properties Committee meets three times a year.

Each year Arvon’s public programme delivers over 80 creative writing courses and retreats, attended by more than 1,200 aspiring writers. Arvon also hosts up to 50 weeks for schools and community groups, reaching over 700 young people and vulnerable adults. The Board provides Arvon with guidance and support in delivering this ambitious work. Arvon is supported by Arts Council England.

Trustees are instrumental in the strategic planning of Arvon and overseeing the overall artistic policy, ensuring that the organisation’s assets are safeguarded by providing strong governance in the areas of finance and management, championing Arvon’s work and helping to fundraise.

Applicants must submit a CV, with names and contact details of two referees, and a letter of not more than 500 words explaining what they would bring to the Arvon Board and why they wish to become a Trustee.

We need to receive completed applications by 5pm on Monday 24 April.

For more information on how to apply please download the Information Pack via the links below:

Trustee-Information-Pack-April-2017 Word

Trustee-Information-Pack-April-2017 PDF

 

 

Kitchen Gardener at Lumb Bank, Yorkshire

Closing date: 10am, Monday 24 April

Reports to: Centre Director

Base: Lumb Bank, The Ted Hughes Arvon Centre, Heptonstall, West Yorkshire

Salary: £11.37 (gross) per hour including holiday allowance.

Hours: This is an annualised hours post of up to 192 hours per year, to be worked between February and November to meet the seasonal variations of the needs of the garden. An initial contract of 18 months will be offered.

Lumb Bank is Arvon’s Yorkshire writing centre; the 18th century house was once owned by Ted Hughes. The Kitchen Gardener will maintain and develop the kitchen garden and small greenhouse at Lumb Bank, with responsibility for the planting, tending and production of fruit and vegetables including preparation and general care of the beds throughout the year. The kitchen garden produce will enhance and support Lumb Bank’s seasonal menus.

Interviews at Lumb Bank: Tuesday 2 May and Wednesday 3 May

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Kitchen-Gardener-Recruitment-Pack-April-2017 PDF

 

Relief Centre Assistant at Lumb Bank, Yorkshire

Closing date: 10am, Monday 24 April

Reports to: Centre Director

Base: The Ted Hughes Arvon Centre, Lumb Bank, Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

Salary: £11.37 (gross) per hour including holiday allowance

Hours: This is casual contract. Hours are variable, depending upon Arvon’s needs. You are not obliged to accept work on every occasion we offer it to you.

Lumb Bank is Arvon’s Yorkshire writing centre; the 18th century house was once owned by Ted Hughes. Relief Centre Assistants assist in hosting tutors, students and visitors during the Centre’s creative writing courses, covering as host when the Centre Assistant or Assistant Centre Director is unavailable. This is casual contract; hours are variable, depending upon Arvon’s needs. Relief Centre Assistants report to the Centre Director.

Interviews at Lumb Bank: Tuesday 2 May and Wednesday 3 May

For more information on how to apply please download the Information Pack via the links below:

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Relief-Centre-Assistant-Information-Pack-April-2017 PDF

 

 

Relief Staff at The Hurst, Shropshire

Closing date: 5pm, Tuesday 25 April

Base: The John Osborne Arvon Centre, The Hurst, Clunton, Craven Arms, Shropshire

Salary: £11.37 (gross) per hour including holiday allowance

Hours: This is a zero hours contract, and hours are as required, variable, and not guaranteed

Starting: Immediately

The Hurst is Arvon’s Shropshire writing centre. Relief Staff responsibilities include cooking simple lunches for up to 25 people, supervising and supporting teams of writers preparing dinner and washing up, formally introducing and facilitating Tuesday and Wednesday night evening readings and discussions, and overseeing the departure of writers and tutors on Saturday mornings. The role also includes looking after writers at The Clockhouse retreat.

Interviews will be held at The Hurst during the first week of May.

For more information on how to apply please download the Information Pack via the links below:

Relief-Staff-Information-Pack-April-2017 Word

Relief-Staff-Information-Pack-April-2017 PDF

 

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