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Reference: 72673

Date Added: 10 September 2019
Closing Date: 29 September 2019

Job Title: Prize and Programme Coordinator

Working For: The Orwell Foundation

Location: London

Charity Number: 1161563

Salary: £20,890

Job Details

The Orwell Foundation and The Orwell Youth Prize are looking for a part-time (two days per week) Prize Assistant (nine-month contract with an initial two-month probationary period) to support the running of our flagship programme, The Orwell Prizes, alongside a broader programme of events. Supporting the running of the Orwell teams requires a sharp eye for detail and a wider strategic sense of the mission of the Foundation and the Youth Prize. It is a unique opportunity for someone with a keen interest in political writing, literature, journalism and politics, and a talent for administration. The ideal candidate will have excellent initiative and the drive to work independently and as part of a small team. Everything we do attempts to embody Orwell’s values. This goes from the everyday courtesy of treating people decently, to the transparent and defendable way our judging is done, to the grander ambition to avoid clichés and fashions, while remaining true to a radical impulse. The Orwell Foundation has managed in a very short time to turn itself into an institution and is continuing to expand and professionalise. Employees gain wide experience in a variety of areas.

The role will be based out of the Orwell office in central London, at University College London (Gower Street) and affords the option of flexitime and some remote working. The Orwell Foundation and Orwell Youth Prize run a busy programme of events and activities and some evening and weekend work will be required. The Orwell Foundation and The Orwell Youth Prize are Equal Opportunities employers and welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

Closing Date: 29 September 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Those who are shortlisted will be contacted by 4th October 2019 at the latest. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on 7 and/or 8th October 2019. The successful candidate will start at the end of October 2019.

Application Details

Please send a CV and covering letter to Robyn Donaldson at recruitment@theorwellprize.co.uk

Website: https://www.orwellfoundation.com/

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