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Programme Co-ordinator Reading Friends – £23,000 per annum

The Reading Agency is looking for an enthusiastic and pro-active programme co-ordinator to support the Programme Manager for Reading Friends.  You will need some experience of project management in a supporting capacity along with excellent digital and editorial skills.

Reading Friends is a new reading focused befriending programme for lonely and isolated older people including people with dementia and same generation carers.  The programme is funded by The Big Lottery, co-produced with older people and delivered by The Reading Agency in partnership with key stakeholders.

This is a full time contract, based at their office in Central London.  The contract is initially for 18 months, to cover the test and pilot phase of the work, but is renewable annually until August 2020.

To find out more

For further information about this role and for details of how to apply, please go to The Reading Agency website.


The closing date for applications is 5.00 pm on Monday 30 October 2017.

Interviews will be held in Central London on Thursday 9 November 2017.


Head of Development – £40,000 – £42,000 per annum

This is an exciting opportunity to lead Arvon’s Development team as they celebrate their 50th Anniversary in 2018.

Purpose of the role: 

To raise money from trusts and foundations, individuals and other sources to meet Arvon’s vision as home of creative writing in the UK.

Reports to: Director of Finance and Resources
Location: The post-holder will be expected to work primarily in Arvon’s National Office, Free Word Centre, Farringdon, London EC1R 3GA
Salary: £40,000 – £42,000 p.a.
Hours: 37.5 hours per week

To find out more

For further details and advice on how to apply, please go to Arvon’s website.


The closing date for applications is midday, Tuesday 21 November 2017.

Interviews will be held on Monday 27 November 2017.

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