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Assistant Centre Director (Maternity), Totleigh Barton

£24,786 p.a.
Full time
From mid-November 2016 to August 2017, with possible extension.

Would you like to work for the UK’s leading creative writing charity, helping to run our writing centre in Devon?

Arvon is now recruiting for an Assistant Centre Director to be a key member of our team at Totleigh Barton, Devon. Each week the team at Totleigh Barton hosts creative writing courses and retreats at the centre, a former farmhouse set on the banks of the River Torridge. The Assistant Centre Director will focus on hosting the courses, and managing the centre’s buildings and grounds.

The ideal candidate will have a wide range of practical and interpersonal skills, and be able to work flexibly. You will be passionate about creating a supportive environment for creativity to flourish.

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 26 September, interviews Thursday 6 October at Totleigh Barton.

To apply, please download an application pack in PDF or Word format.


Director of Finance and Resources

£50-55,000+, depending on skills and experiences

The Role

The Director of Finance and Resources will lead, manage and develop Arvon’s operations (finance, people, systems and estates) to ensure the organisation’s resilience and sustainability. The Director of Finance and Resources is a new role, supporting the CEO / Artistic Director. It is an exciting time to join Arvon, as we have just opened the new Writers Retreat at The Clockhouse, at our Shropshire centre, and as we progress towards our 50th anniversary in 2018.

The person Arvon seeks

You will possess a recognised accountancy qualification and have significant senior management experience including chief responsibility for the finance function.

Arvon is looking for someone with successful team leadership skills, able to support colleagues with varying levels of financial expertise, and an understanding of change management.

Experience of legal compliance, contract management and HR would be useful. You will bring excellent interpersonal and communication skills, your style of working will be flexible, open and collaborative and you will be able to work under pressure.

To find out more about the post, including the Job Pack, please visit

If you have any questions about the job, then please don’t hesitate to contact Jocelyn Ridley (phone: 07976 395688 or email: or Ann Gill (phone: 07787 512129 or email:

To submit an application, please send an up-to-date CV together with a cover letter stating why you are interested and how your experience matches the job description and person specification to Jocelyn Ridley at JMR Consultants:

Closing date: Tuesday 20 September with first interviews to be held on Tuesday 27 September in London.


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