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Manchester City Of Literature

Salary: £27,000 pro-rata, 3 year contract in the first instance
Hours: 21 hours per week, 0.6 full-time equivalent.

The Role

This is a new role in an ambitious, new not-for-profit organisation set up to manage Manchester's UNESCO designation as a City Of Literature. Manchester City Of Literature has been established by a partnership led by Manchester City Council, The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University.

The Community Engagement Manager role will conceive and coordinate engagement projects in community and education settings, working in collaboration with Manchester City Of Literature’s partnership network of publishers, festivals, writing agencies, libraries, cultural organisations and the education sector. This will include convening project task-and-finish groups, contracting partners, writers and creative practitioners, liaising with community and school leaders and their teams to plan the smooth delivery of projects and to measure and evaluate the impact of projects on literacy and reading. 

The post will suit someone with excellent people and communication skills, with the ability to inspire trust and cooperation, who is goal-oriented and hard-working, and with strong knowledge and understanding of the needs of Manchester’s communities and young people facing challenge. 

This is an exciting time to join Manchester City Of Literature to work with the Executive Director and the wider Partnership Network to deliver the organisation’s vision and to celebrate the diverse range of voices in Manchester.

To Apply 

To apply for this role, please download the Recruitment Pack and  Equality Monitoring Form

Then submit:

Your CV including the names and contact details of two referees;
A letter (no more than two sides of A4) telling us:

  • why you would like to be considered for this role
  • how you demonstrate some or all of our core values and
  • what knowledge, experience and skills you would bring to the role

If the role holder is disabled every effort will be made to supply aids, adaptations, equipment and support to allow them to carry out the role.

Closing date: Monday 23 December 2019 at 4pm

Interviews w/c 13 January 2020 in Manchester city centre

Manchester City Of Literature is committed to promoting equal opportunities and to ensuring the organisation is representative of the people of Manchester. We encourage applications regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation. We positively encourage applications from communities or groups under-represented in the governance of cultural organisations.