Job: Chief Executive, Literature Works

This is an exceptional opportunity for a talented and experienced individual to lead and champion the work of our charity to deliver current goals and realise ambitious plans for the future.

Literature Works is a registered charity and a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England. We exist to enable and nurture literature activity across South West England. Now approaching a decade of achievement, our mission is to support our regional literature sector in all its contexts, for everyone, for all ages.

As Chief Executive, you will be responsible for leading and advocating the charity internally and externally, whilst identifying and cultivating funding relationships and key partnerships in order to secure a sustainable funding base for the charity.  With a demonstrable track record in leading teams, fundraising and partnership management, you will be an outstanding communicator. Your collaborative nature will inspire those around you and enable you to build upon the charity’s record of achievement.

Literature Works registered office is in Exeter, Devon. It also operates from a base at the University of Plymouth.

Salary: £39,500 full time permanent plus NEST Pension Contribution

For full details and to download an Application Pack, please visit our website.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on 4 November 2016

Applications to be returned for the attention of Heather Norman-Soderlind, Chair, at


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