Chair of the Board

The National Centre for Writing (NCW)  is looking for an outstanding candidate to appoint as Chair of the Board. This is an exciting moment to be involved in shaping and implementing the NCW’s long term vision The Next Chapter.

We are looking for an exceptional individual to provide leadership and direction to the board of Trustees, ensuring that it fulfils its responsibilities relating to governance, finance and strategic direction. The Chair will work in partnership with the Chief Executive, Chris Gribble, and the wider team to help them to achieve the aims of NCW and to optimise the relationship between the board of trustees and the staff team. They will act as an ambassador and the public face of NCW, in partnership with the Chief Executive and Vice Chair.

To register your interest in this opportunity, you are asked to submit:

  1. A copy of your CV or biographical details
  2. A statement of interest (up to 2 pages) indicating why you are interested in the role and what you are able to bring to the organisation.
  3. Please also complete the Equal Opportunities form and attach it to your application.

The National Centre for Writing is committed to both the principle and the practice of Equal Opportunities and we welcome applications from all parts of the community regardless of gender, physical ability, nationality, race, religion, or sexual orientation. We are keen to receive applications from any candidate with relevant skills and qualifications and will shortlist those who meet the criteria of the role of Chair.

Please send to Pam Henderson (interim Chair) by 18 April 2019 at National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall, 115-123 King St, Norwich, NR11QE, marked confidential, or email to

If you would like a confidential discussion with Pam Henderson or CEO Chris Gribble please contact them on or

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 5 June 2019 at the National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall in Norwich.