NCW is a dynamic literature house for contemporary writing at the heart of Norwich, UNESCO City of Literature. We’re a charity committed to exploring the artistic, social and place-making powers of creative writing and literary translation.

Current opportunities

Join our Board of Trustees

National Centre for Writing seeks skilled and enthusiastic individuals to join our Board to guide and support the organisation through its next exciting phase of development.

Prospective trustees will have an active interest in literature, and ideally (but not essentially) experience of the cultural sector, a broad interest in writing and literature, and a familiarity with the arts ecology in the UK. They may also be writers with a demonstrable commitment to supporting emerging writers and/or socially engaged practice.

Please note: we are specifically seeking new trustees who can complement our existing Board in the areas of Finance/Accountancy, and venue/building management.


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How to apply

To express interest in the role, please fill out our Equal Opportunities Monitoring form along with a supporting statement that addresses the criteria in the role description and outlines your motivation in applying (no more than two sides of A4 in word doc format) and a current CV with contact details for two referees. Please send to Alan Waters, Chair of Trustees via [email protected], who can also provide this information in an alternative format eg. Microsoft Word. Please use ‘Trustee application’ in the subject line.

Please also indicate your availability w/c 10 June for a conversation with a selection of trustees / senior management team.

Closing date for applications: 10am, Friday 31 May 2024

If you would like an informal conversation to discuss this role further and find out more about our future plans, please contact the Chair of Trustees Alan Waters via Amanda Salmon [email protected] or call 01603 877177.


Volunteering is a great way to connect with Norwich City of Literature and help others to enjoy our city’s past and future literary heritage, books, words and ideas.

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