VACANCY – Creative Future Literary Awards Workshop Facilitator

27 January 2015

Hiring photoCreative Future are recruiting a freelance creative writing workshop facilitator with expertise in working with vulnerable adults and marginalized communities to deliver a national programme of workshops to complement our 2015 Literary Awards competition.

Facilitators will deliver six workshop days on location with the support of our national partners and the Creative Future Literary Awards Project Manager. Each workshop day will consist of at least two sessions aimed at writers with different levels of experience. Both sessions will be for around 15 participants each and should last between 1.5 to 2 hours. Dates and locations have yet to be confirmed, but workshop days will take place between 16 March and 15 June to coincide with the competition. Workshops are likely to take place in Plymouth, London, Norwich, Birmingham, Newcastle, and Manchester. The total fee for all six workshop days will be £1200 which is inclusive of all planning and preparation. However, travel costs to and from workshop locations will be covered by Creative Future. For more information, please download our  Workshop Facilitator Brief.

Essential criteria

  • A demonstrable passion for and credible track record in literature and creative writing, especially poetry and short fiction.
  • Experience of working with vulnerable adults and a strong understanding of issues facing writers from marginalised backgrounds.
  • Experience of planning and delivering creative writing workshops for adults with a wide range of abilities and experiences, from entry level participants to published writers
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with people with a range of diverse experiences and backgrounds.
  • Experience of/or interest in working collaboratively in multi-agency/ partnership projects to share skills and expertise, learn from others and encourage workshop participants to do the same.
  • Be reliable and able to work on your own initiative (to schedule, and within budget).
  • Ability to inspire others
  • Ability to work flexibly within the date period stated, including some overnight stays.

 Desirable Criteria

  • A history of publication or experience of having worked in the publishing sector.
  • A teaching qualification or other relevant accreditation.

How to apply

We strongly recommend that you download and review the Workshop Facilitator Brief before applying. Please send a CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the above criteria along with the contact details of two professional references to [email protected] no later than 5 pm on 16 Feb 2015. If you have any questions, please call us on 01273 234780. Please note that while we welcome applications from outside of the South East, you would need to be able to demonstrate that you are able to attend an interview and planning sessions. No additional funds for planning sessions are available.

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