Deputy Director role at Arvon’s Totleigh Barton writing house

24th October 2023

Arvon are looking for a new Deputy Director to to manage day-to-day operations at their Totleigh Barton writing house, and those interested should apply by 8th November 2023. Here are the details:

Job title: Deputy Director (Totleigh Barton)
Hours: Part Time, 30 hours per week
Base: Totleigh Barton, Sheepwash, Beaworthy Devon EX21 5NS. You will be expected to travel within the UK to visit our writing houses from time to time (usually twice a year).
Salary: £22,180 per annum (equivalent to £27,725 per annum for a full-time post of 37.5 hours per week).
Start: As close as possible to November 2023

This is an exciting opportunity to work for the UK’s leading creative writing charity in a stunning rural environment.

Arvon is recruiting for a Deputy Director to manage the day-to-day operations of Totleigh Barton, their Devon writing house. This role is key in ensuring the smooth running of Arvon’s courses and retreats, providing a welcoming and hospitable environment for our writers, and overseeing the maintenance of the buildings and facilities. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal, practical and organisational skills, a commitment to inclusivity and a passion for enabling creativity for all.

Job description: 

Download full job description and person specification. 

Download Equal Opportunities Monitoring form.

How to apply: Please send your CV together with a personal statement (1000 words max) explaining why you are interested, how you meet the Person Specification and what you will bring to the position of Deputy Director, Totleigh Barton to Mary Morris, Director, Totleigh Barton at mary.morris@arvon.org.

Closing date: 8th November, 5pm.