We are recruiting a Deputy Director

Thursday 04 November 2021

The Orwell Foundation is looking for a Deputy Director to lead the small team which delivers our prizes and programmes. This new senior post is an exciting opportunity to help shape the work and strategy of the Foundation, of the Orwell Prizes and Orwell Youth Prize, have a responsibility for Orwell’s heritage, and to have an impact on the way in which Orwell’s writing can be applied to contemporary problems.

Contract: Permanent, part-time (3 to 4 days a week)

Time line: 29 November 2021, interviews from 6th December 2021 and start from 2nd January 2022, or as soon as possible after

Job Title: Deputy Director

Location: London (with some opportunity for remove working)

Salary: £36,000 – £45,000 depending on experience

The Deputy Director will have overall operational responsibility for the delivery of our programmes and for fundraising, and will lead and support our small team. It is expected that the role will develop further into a new senior post.

This is an exciting opportunity at the heart of a small team in a charity with considerable potential. The Foundation has already grown considerably and is developing a new five year strategy, which the Deputy Director will be expected to contribute to. The role might be suitable for a person with considerable experience looking for a fresh challenge, or someone at an earlier stage of their career.

The successful candidate will have some vision for the role of the Foundation as it develops. They will have an understanding of the way in which ideas and content are developing in a volatile and polarised social and political landscape, as well as a good understanding of the charitable and voluntary sector and a commitment to the Foundation’s mission and values.

The Foundation previously employed a full-time Programme Manager with overall charge of the office and programmes: this new post is a replacement and development of that role.

How to apply

Please download and read the application pack, which includes a full job description and person specification, as well as instructions for making an application.

Applicants should then send a CV and covering letter to recruitment@orwellfoundation.com. Applications will be read anonymously, so please do not write your name on your CV or your letter.

Click here to download the application pack