Arvon Jobs

Finance Officer (Writing Houses)

Closing date for applications: Monday 26 September, by 12 noon
Interviews: week commencing 3 October, in London

Reports to: Chief Financial Officer & Operations Director
Base: Remote with regular visits to Arvon’s National Office in Clerkenwell, London and three writing houses in Devon, Shropshire and Yorkshire
Salary: £32,000 pa
Hours: 37.5 per week (full-time)

This is an exciting opportunity to work for the UK’s leading creative writing charity.

Purpose of role: Arvon is recruiting a Finance Officer to provide financial support to the smooth running of all four Writing Houses, working closely with the House Administrators and House Directors and in co-ordination with the Finance & Payroll Manager for the National Office. The ideal candidate will have a positive, proactive and professional attitude with strong experience in financial accounting and controls, to ensure efficient financial management, timely processing and continuous improvement in the effectiveness and efficiency of financial systems and procedures at the houses.

For the full job description and information on how to apply, please download the Information Pack and separate Application Form via the links below. Please also complete the online Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form:

Information Pack (PDF)

Application Form (Word)

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Arvon Trustee

Closing date: Monday 3 October, 5pm
Interviews: Wednesday 19 or Monday 24 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:

Information 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.