Emerging Translator Mentorships – Programme Manager

Salary £30,435 pro rata for 1.5 days a week (0.3fte) + expenses.

Fixed term November 2020 – June 2021

National Centre for Writing (NCW) is a leading literature organisation committed to developing the artistic and social impact of creative writing, reading and literary translation.

About the role

The role of Emerging Translation Mentorships Manager is to lead on the delivery of the Emerging Translation Mentorship programme, working closely with the Programme Director, Associate Programme Director and Chief Executive in the preparation of continuation of the programme moving forward. The role is 0.3 FTE from November 2020 until June 2021, to be worked between Monday to Friday, and largely worked remotely, with opportunity to work from Dragon Hall on occasion. All working arrangements will be made in line with Covid-19 Government Guidance and working time within Dragon Hall will be done with adherence to our Covid-19 risk assessment and Safety Policy, providing a Covid-secure working environment. Specific working days to be decided between the successful applicant and line manager on appointment. Due to the nature of the role you will be required to work some evenings and weekends in order to fulfil your role successfully.

You can read about the Emerging Translator Mentorship Programme here

About you

You will bring with you a strong interest in literary translation and an understanding of its artistic and social impact and the role of diversity and equality. You will have programming or curatorial experience in the literature sector and an understanding of addressing the needs literary translators, readers and audiences.  You will be an enthusiastic and highly effective project manager with at least two years’ experience of programming and curating events and festivals, commissioning new work, events management and artist liaison.

You will have excellent planning skills and confidence in dealing with a wide range of people and will have a track record of developing successful partnerships with cultural organisations, educational establishments, funders and a wide range of programme partners and stakeholders. You will bring with you experience of creating monitoring and evaluation systems and managing budgets.

Excellent communication skills and a professional and positive approach are essential. Calm under pressure, you should have a flexible approach and be able to adapt to changes quickly in a dynamic environment.

Key documents

Emerging Translator Mentorships Programme Manager Job Pack

ETM Manager Application form

Equal Opportunities Form

Recruitment timetable

Applications Open:  Friday 30th October 2020

Applications Close: Monday 16th November 2020 at 09:00am

Interviews: Monday 23rd November 2020

Start date: Week beginning 27th November 2020

When you submit your application, please ensure that you are available to participate between 9.00am – 6.00pm on the selection day.

Send your application form, CV and equal opportunities monitoring form, and personal statement by email to Freya Gallagher Jones, Operations and Commercial Officer on Freya@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk

Or by post to:

Freya Gallagher Jones

Operations Assistant

National Centre for Writing

Dragon Hall

115-123 King St



If you would like to have a confidential discussion about the role with the Programme Director Peggy Hughes please email her at peggy@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk  to arrange a convenient time to speak.