Join the team: The Orwell Foundation is hiring

Monday 01 August 2022

The Orwell Foundation is looking for an Office Administrator (part-time 0.8 FTE) and a Finance Officer (part-time, 0.2 FTE) to join our small team. Read on for more information about each role and how to apply. Please be aware that each role has a separate application deadline.

About The Orwell Foundation

The Orwell Foundation is a registered charity (1161563) which exists to sustain the achievements of the author George Orwell (1903-1950) through the provision of prizes and cultural events for the public benefit, as well as the education of children and young people.

The Foundation is host to a growing number of Orwell-related activities – from public events and lectures, such as the recent Orwell Festival, to dramatised readings of Orwell’s work, though its primary programmes remain The Orwell Prizes – the UK’s prestigious awards for books and journalism – and The Orwell Youth Prize, an educational programme for young people which culminates in an annual writing prize. The Orwell Foundation is based at the Institute of Advanced Studies in University College London, home of the George Orwell Archive.


OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR (PART-TIME 0.8 FTE)

The Office Administrator will support the Foundation’s work across the full range of our activities. We are looking for a graduate with a keen interest in, and knowledge of, politics and the arts, in particular the works of George Orwell. Some experience of work in a relevant sector (charity/journalism/publishing/events) is preferred.

A full job description and person specification is included in the application pack.

Benefits include flexible working, generous annual leave, and an opt-out pension scheme. The role will be based at the Foundation’s office in Central London (Bloomsbury), with the potential for occasional remote working.

TO APPLY (OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR)

With reference to the job description and person specification, applicants should send a brief cover letter and CV, FAO Liz Wallace, together with a completed equal opportunities form to recruitment@orwellfoundation.com by 17.00hrs on Friday 26th August 2022 in an email with the subject heading ‘Office Administrator application’.

Please use the ‘recruitment’ email address above to make your application, as applications sent to any other email address will not be considered. If you have questions about the role, or accessibility requirements for interview, please email Jordan Dilworth at jordan.dilworth@orwellfoundation.com with the subject heading ‘Office Administrator query’.

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 29th August 2022 (after the Bank Holiday)

We are committed to good practice in the handling of Personal Data. For more information please see our data protection policy.


FINANCE OFFICER (PART-TIME 0.2 FTE)

The Orwell Foundation is also seeking to appoint a part-time (0.2 FTE) Finance Officer. The ideal candidate will have strong experience of book-keeping and accounting practices using QuickBooks, Xero, SAGE or an equivalent system and of preparing clear financial reports. They will be flexible, adaptable, and confident about working independently.

A full job description and person specification is included in the Finance Officer application pack.

Benefits include flexible working and generous annual leave, and an opt-out pension scheme. A mixture of remote working and working from the Foundation’s office in central London (Bloomsbury) is preferred.

TO APPLY (FINANCE OFFICER)

To apply, please read the application pack carefully and send a CV, brief covering letter and completed equal opportunities form to recruitment@orwellfoundation.com by 17.00hrs on Monday 5th September 2022.

We are committed to good practice in the handling of Personal Data. For more information please see our data protection policy.