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Ledbury Poetry, Ledbury Poetry House, The Barrett Browning Institute, Homend, Ledbury HR8 2AA

Artistic Director: Chloe Garner – director@ledburypoetry.org.uk

Education: Dee – learning@ledburypoetry.org.uk

Operations: Hannah Bengough-Sutton – operations@ledburypoetry.org.uk

Production & Communications: Becky Shaw – production@ledburypoetry.org.uk

Office: 01531 634156

Box Office: 01531 636232 – boxoffice@ledburypoetry.org.uk

Ledbury Poetry runs programmes throughout the year from its new base at The Elizabeth Barrett Browning Institute. Salons and community projects, work with schools and work with 16-25 year olds in a new scheme called Ledbury Poetry House Key alongside a New and Emerging Writers’ Programme. Ledbury Poetry Competition runs annually, and the Ledbury Poetry Critics goes from strength to strength. Ledbury Poetry Festival takes place over ten days each July and is the biggest poetry festival in the UK, featuring poets from all over the world. Join us for a celebration of poetry in the rural heartland of England with live readings, performances, workshops, open mics, music, exhibitions, films, family events, street events, a slam and much more.

Ledbury Poetry is recruiting for two new jobs!

Job title 1: Volunteering Herefordshire Project Manager
This is a two-year fixed term contract. Salary: £30,000/annum. Hours of work: Full time
Deadline for applications: Wednesday 25 May at 6pm. Please email your CV and a detailed covering letter explaining why you are applying and what you would bring to the role to director@ledburypoetry.org.uk
Based primarily at Ledbury Poetry House in the Barrett Browning Institute in Ledbury (the successful applicant will need to work in the Poetry House with some flexibility to work from home when needed). The successful applicant will be supported by Ledbury Poetry and the Herefordshire Cultural Partnership.
The goal of Volunteering Herefordshire is to offer meaningful voluntary opportunities and work placements, alongside a programme of training, support and mentoring with a particular focus on recruiting and developing volunteering with young people up to the age of 30. Enabling arts, cultural and heritage organisations to develop their volunteering offer, focused on innovative digital, hybrid and micro volunteering opportunities.
Ledbury Poetry is looking for a dynamic and energetic individual to launch, develop, manage and evaluate this two-year Volunteering Herefordshire project.
The successful applicant will have:
• Excellent administrative, communication and IT/digital skills
• The ability to manage and support both paid and voluntary colleagues
• Strong partnership and networking skills
• The ability to innovate and self-motivate to achieve the aims of the project.
The role will include:
• Actively promoting the project to enable effective recruitment of new volunteers, especially among young people and to ensure a diverse range of participants
• Devising relevant training and support
• Effectively evaluating and reporting at all stages of the project to ensure that aims of the project are being met
• The capacity to make changes or revise approach to improve the quality of the work delivered.
Ledbury Poetry is an organisation based in Ledbury, Herefordshire that organises a ten-day Poetry Festival in July, and year round projects and activities including prizes and competitions, schools and community programmes, youth focused activity, writer development programmes and much more. Without volunteers, Ledbury Poetry could not exist, so the organisation fully appreciates the immense value of volunteers and the amazing rewards volunteering can bring.
Job title 2: Volunteering Herefordshire Project Coordinator
This is a two-year fixed term contract. £12 per hour (two year fixed term contract) Part time: 2 days a week
Deadline for applications: Wednesday 25 May at 6pm. Please email your CV and a detailed covering letter explaining why you are applying and what you would bring to the role to director@ledburypoetry.org.uk
Based primarily at Ledbury Poetry House in the Barrett Browning Institute in Ledbury (the successful applicant will need to work in the Poetry House with some flexibility to work from home when needed)
The successful applicant will be supported by a Project Manager, Ledbury Poetry and the Herefordshire Cultural Partnership.
The goal of Volunteering Herefordshire is to offer meaningful voluntary opportunities and work placements, alongside a programme of training, support and mentoring with a particular focus on recruiting and developing volunteering with young people up to the age of 30. Enabling arts, cultural and heritage organisations to develop their volunteering offer, focused on innovative digital, hybrid and micro volunteering opportunities.
Ledbury Poetry is looking for a friendly, well organised individual to help deliver this Volunteering Herefordshire project.
The successful applicant will have:
• Excellent administrative, communication and IT/digital skills.
• The ability to organise and support volunteers.
The role will include:
• Assisting with delivering relevant training.
• Helping to promote the project to enable effective recruitment of new volunteers, especially among young people and to ensure a diverse range of participants.
• Collecting and collating data and feedback to ensure effective evaluation and reporting
Ledbury Poetry is an organisation based in Ledbury, Herefordshire that organises a flagship ten day Poetry Festival in July, and year round projects and activities including prizes and competitions, schools and community programmes, youth focused activity, writer development programmes and much more. Without volunteers, Ledbury Poetry could not exist, so the organisation fully appreciates the immense value of volunteers and the amazing rewards volunteering can bring.
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