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Non-Executive Board Member Position Open!

Poetry School is a national arts organisation providing inspiring tuition and opportunities for poets and poetry audiences. We were founded in 1997 by poets Mimi Khalvati, Jane Duran and Pascale Petit. Since our earliest days, our courses and activities have encouraged poets and poetry to flourish.

With established teaching centres throughout England as well as online courses, downloadable activities, and the world’s biggest social network dedicated to poetry – CAMPUS – we are unique in our ability to reach and develop aspiring poets wherever they may be, both in the UK and internationally.

From beginners to our MA students and professional mentoring opportunities for practising poets Poetry School is key to the development of contemporary poets and poetry in the UK and beyond.

Poetry School is a registered charity and a proud part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisation 2018-2022.

Poetry School is looking for a new non-executive board member. The current board is dynamic, pro-active and engaged with the work of the School in a strategic and practical fashion. Under its guidance the School is currently experiencing a period of expansion and change.

In May 2018 the School successfully moved into new improved premises in Canada Water and has an ambitious 5 year plan for sustained growth and development.

The School is currently recruiting a new board member with a specific skill set focussed on marketing, communications ideally with a background in publishing, media, the arts or a relevant related discipline.

The Board meets 4 times a year at the School with many other opportunities for Board members to engage with the team both formally and informally throughout the year.

Board members serve a 3 year term with the opportunity to serve another if desired.

Board members are not remunerated, but may claim reasonable travel and associated expenses. If you feel that you would like to become part of an exciting and growing arts organisation and have the relevant skill set with a focus on communications and marketing please send a covering letter detailing your interest and CV to:

Sally Carruthers
Executive Director – [email protected]

Closes 3rd April 2019

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