Job Opportunities

Volunteer Needed! – Schools and Learning Administrator

Available for a regular morning/ afternoon per week (preferably Thursdays)

Help Ledbury Poetry deliver vital engagement activities to schools and young people! If you think you can help, please email Dee, Engagement Officer

Full details here: Volunteer support schools and learning.

The value and impact of this work cannot be overstated. For example:
Ashfield Park Primary, Ross on Wye: ‘The power of the day was very evident in the way all children responded. Our year group contains a number of rather challenging children, but very little was needed by our staff to maintain the very high standards of behaviour, energy and engagement that the children continued throughout the day. Even reluctant writers joined in with every activity and produced work that both we and they are truly proud of.”
The schools and learning programme includes:
A programme of poet visits for primary and second schools and pupil referral units. Showcase and sharing events at Ledbury Poetry Festival. Performances at the Festival from leading poets, both for families and schools. A Young Poets Competition. Activities for children and families after school and during school holidays.

Trustees Wanted!

Ledbury Poetry is seeking to recruit passionate and committed new trustees to its Board to help shape future strategy and direction for growth at a crucial time for the organisation. We are seeking Trustees to bring additional knowledge and input to our board. It is an opportunity for those who are keen to use their skills and experience, whether professional or personal, to make sure Ledbury Poetry can continue to serve and to grow.

The most effective Boards are ones that benefit from the input from individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets. We are particularly interested in applicants with one or more of the following skills and/or experience:

  • Disability Access
  • Auditing and accounting
  • Digital strategy
  • Data management
  • Capital redevelopment projects
  • Fundraising and diversification of funds
  • Legal issues

We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and previous Board experience is not required. The successful candidate will be given an induction into the working of the organisation. This is a voluntary role but Ledbury Festival will reimburse Trustees for reasonable travel or out-of-pocket expenses.

Please see the Trustee Pack for details and how to apply. Closing date: 15 March 2024. 

Ledbury Poetry Trustee Pack