Arvon Jobs

Arvon Trustee

Closing date: Monday 10 October, 5pm
Interviews: Monday 24 October and Wednesday 26 October, in London or via Zoom if required

Base: Remote, with an annual visit to one of our three writing houses in Devon, Shropshire or Yorkshire
Rate of pay: this is a voluntary role with training available
Hours: The Board meets 4-6 times a year with at least one in-person meeting held at one of three Arvon writing houses.

Arvon is the UK’s home of creative writing, founded 54 years ago on a belief in the power of the imagination and the benefits of creative writing for all. Our programme, led by highly acclaimed and diverse writers, spans poetry to playwriting, song to screenplay, fact to fiction, and starting to finishing.

The challenges of our age make Arvon’s work more essential than ever, and you will be joining us during a period of exciting transformation, as we work towards creating greater equality of access and opportunity in all our work – and undertake an ambitious project to redevelop our Northern writing house, Lumb Bank.

We hope to hear from a diverse range of candidates who share Arvon’s vision. You do not need to have been a Trustee before. We know that, for so many people in our society, equality has not yet been realised and we strongly believe that as a Trustee, your lived experience enhances what you bring to a professional setting.

To help Arvon achieve its ambitions we are recruiting up to four new Board members. We are keen to recruit two young Trustees (18-30) who will bring fresh insights and perspectives; and we also welcome applications from those who have experience in marketing and communications; and those who work with young people in learning and education.

We believe the Trustee role is a really rewarding one and is an opportunity to gain valuable leadership and governance skills. We offer support and training to all Trustees as required.

For a full description of the role and information on how to apply, please download the Information Pack via the link below. Please also complete the online Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form:

Recruitment Pack – PDF

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Become an Arvon tutor

Our programmers select some of the UK’s finest writers to tutor Arvon writing courses. If you are a published author you could become an Arvon tutor on our public programme or on our learning programme for schools and groups. To find out how to become an Arvon tutor, download the Arvon tutor application form and express your interest.