We are recruiting an Office Administrator

Thursday 19 October 2023

The Orwell Foundation is looking for an Office Administrator (part-time 0.6 FTE) to join our small team. Read on for more information about the role and how to apply.

About The Orwell Foundation

The Orwell Foundation is a registered charity, which exists to sustain the achievements of the British author George Orwell (1903-1950) through the provision of prizes, cultural events, and debates 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 UNESCO-registered Orwell Archive. For more information visit www.orwellfoundation.com.

About the role

The Orwell Foundation is looking for an administrator with a keen interest in the arts and/or politics and journalism and some interest in the works of George Orwell. 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 organisation pension scheme. The role will be based at the Foundation’s office in Central London (WC1E), with the potential for occasional remote working.

Making an application

With reference to the specification, applicants should send a brief cover letter and CV, FAO Liz Wallace to recruitment@orwellfoundation.com by 17.00hrs on Monday 6th November 2023 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.

The Orwell Foundation values diversity and is an equal opportunities employer. If you have questions about the role, or accessibility requirements for interview, please email recruitment@orwellfoundation.com with the subject heading ‘Office Administrator query’.

Interviews will take place in the week commencing Monday 13th November 2023.

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