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Literature Wales is looking for a new Chair

Published Fri 26 Feb 2021 - By Literature Wales

Literature Wales is looking for a new Chair to lead the organisation into its second decade, actively shaping the future of the organisation at a time of great global change.

Our current Chair, the academic and poet Kate North, will step down in May 2021 having served the mandated length of office set out in Literature Wales’ Articles of Association.

 

Who we’re looking for:

We are looking for strong advocates who share the vision and values of the organisation and who will work with fellow Directors and staff to ensure high standards of governance, transparency, and accessibility.

We welcome applications by people from a range of backgrounds and experiences, from within the literature sector and beyond. What is important to us will be your commitment and passion for our values and our mission to empower, improve and brighten lives through literature.

Many of our key programmes and initiatives are aimed at tackling under-representation and inequalities within the sector. Our ambition is to nurture a national literary culture which is representative of the whole of Wales. We are also working towards ensuring representative inclusion throughout our internal structures. We strongly encourage applications from people who are underrepresented in the literature sector, and from those who experience discrimination due to race, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, or age. We operate an anti-racist culture and are developing our Safeguarding and HR policies to include best practice processes when working with those who have suffered the trauma of discrimination and on addressing micro-aggressions in the workplace.

We are open to new ideas and approaches on our Board – with our writers, audiences, and participants at the heart of our thinking. We want to continue to diversify our audiences and find ways of reaching and nurturing new voices and talent to achieve better representation in literature and equality of opportunities. We welcome applications by people from a range of backgrounds and experiences, from within the literature sector and beyond. What is important to us will be your commitment and passion for our values and our mission to empower, improve and brighten lives through literature.

We are dedicated to meeting access requirements – please contact us to let us know what you need.

 

Questions about the role:

This position is a voluntary role, however Literature Wales believes that people should not be prevented from becoming a Director due to financial constraints. If you are unsure whether you would be able to commit the time required to act as a Director for financial reasons, please get in touch to discuss any concerns you may have.

If you have any questions at all or prefer to have an initial chat, please get in touch with us at post@literaturewales.org

 

Key dates:

The deadline for applications is 9 April 2021, with interviews taking place on 19 and 20 April. The new Chair will join the Board of Directors in May 2021.

Applications can be made in written or video format. Details on how to apply can be found in the recruitment pack below.

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Recruitment Pack

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Recruitment Pack (PDF)Appendix (PDF)
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Recruitment Pack in Plain Text Format (Word Document)
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