Contract: Permanent 

Location London

The exciting new role of Development Manager has been created to help the Society of Authors to implement a joined-up strategy for our Local Development Programme, which aims to engage and empower authors, poets, screenwriters, translators and illustrators, at all stages of their careers, throughout the UK.

Initially you will service their current local groups and regional branches and organise events outside London, including our Authors North and Authors Everywhere programmes. Part of your role will be to manage engagement with their member-volunteers via their Facebook Groups.

Whilst doing this, you will work on their Local Development Programme, making funding applications to the Arts Council and other funding bodies, ensuring there are sufficient resources to implement their vision to have representatives based across the UK. Once representatives are appointed you will then coordinate and manage activity in the regions.

You will work closely with our Events, Communications, Membership and Prizes teams to programme events and activities aimed at improving the business skills and continued professional development of writers, keeping them informed of funding and work opportunities, and providing writers with vital professional community networks. You will also work with their Events Manager to integrate an annual strand of events to promote their awards, prizes and prize-winners.

Closing date: 8th July 2018

Further essential information, including full application details and person specification can be found at the Society of Authors website