Literature Wales – Board of Management Recruitment

Recruitment of Chair and Directors for Literature Wales Management Board

We’re looking for dynamic and inspiring individuals to join our Board of Management, as well as a visionary individual to lead the organisation as Chair.

Joining our Board in 2018 will mean that you will actively shape the future of Literature Wales as it frames its new Strategic Plan for 2019 – 2022.

Literature Wales is a forward-looking organisation which thrives on change and responds positively and directly to challenges. We are looking for people who want to contribute to building a better society and ensure that literature is a voice for all. We are looking for strong advocates who share the vision and values of the organisation, and who can help shape the next phase of our development.


Literature Wales is seeking its second Chair, as the distinguished poet and academic Damian Walford Davies is due to step down in Spring 2018 in accordance with the mandated length of office set out in the organisation’s Articles of Association.

The ability to communicate in both Welsh and English is essential for the role of Chair.


Literature Wales’ Board of Directors represents a broad sector and includes a range of expertise, experience and voices. We particularly welcome applications from young people and individuals who represent protected characteristics. In this current recruitment process, priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate knowledge of and/ or experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Governance
  • Legal & HR
  • Finance
  • Development and Business
  • Children & Young People
  • International Networks
  • Communications & PR

Literature Wales is a bilingual organisation and a positive attitude towards the Welsh language is essential for the role of Director.

Closing Date: Monday 12 March 2018, 12.00 noon

Interviews: week commencing 19 March 2018

For further information contact Literature Wales on: 
[email protected] / 029 2047 2266.

Literature Wales

Development and Communications Officer

Salary: £17,095 per annum

Full time, one year fixed term

Based in Cardiff, Literature Wales believes passionately that literature is everywhere and belongs to everybody. Our work celebrates and supports the written and spoken word. Established in 2011, we lead the sector and actively collaborate with organisations and individuals who promote, create and enjoy literature in Wales.

The Development and Communications Officer will establish data analysis and evaluation models and develop new ways of communicating the impact of Literature Wales’ work.  This is a new role bridging the Development and Communication teams, strengthening the links between our evaluation methods and our internal and external communications.

Please note: This post is offered as part of the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Programme, aimed specifically at recent graduates from low-income backgrounds looking to start a career in the arts.  The placement includes training, mentoring and the opportunity to go to Europe along with other people taking part in the programme.

For a full job description please click here.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 13 December 2017      

Interview date: Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Literature Wales – full time paid work placement

Development and Communication Officer (full-time paid work placement)



Literature Wales is offering a one year full-time paid work placement (£17,095 per annum) for a recent graduate from a low-income background who is looking to start a career in the arts.

The post is funded by a Weston Jerwood Creative Bursary and individuals graduating in 2015, 2016 and 2017 who received the full maintenance grant are eligible. Previous experience is not essential and we welcome video applications.

This is a new role bridging the Development and Communication teams, strengthening the links between our evaluation methods and our internal and external communications.

More information about the role, including details of how to apply can be found here:

Literature Wales

Literature Wales is looking for an individual to join our team and help share our mission that literature belongs to everybody and can be found everywhere.

Comunications Assistant

37 hours / full time
fixed term contract until 31 March 2018 (maternity cover)
£17,000 – £20,000 pro rata

The Communications Assistant is responsible for supporting the delivery of the organisation’s Marketing and Communications Strategy. This involves maintaining the organisation’s social media accounts as well as updating and editing the website. This role also provides support for some of Literature Wales’ initiatives and events. You will work closely with all departments within the organisation to ensure effective communication of the activities and initiatives delivered by Literature Wales and its partners.

This is fixed term contract until 31 March 2018 and will ideally start on Monday 2 October 2017.

Closing Date: Thursday 14 September 2017, 5.00 pm
Interviews: Monday 25 September 2017


Applicants should e-mail an application letter and CV, including the details of two referees, to:
[email protected]


Literature Wales, Chief Executive: Lleucu Siencyn, Glyn Jones Centre,
Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff, CF10 5AL
029 2047 2266 / / @LitWales

Literature Wales

Land of Legends

Land of Legends is a new website which takes visitors on an interactive storybook tour through Wales, enabling them to plan a personalised trip based around their favourite books and legends.

Showcasing the best of Welsh literature, culture, and myths right in the places which created and inspired them, Land of Legends will take visitors on magical journeys to the heart of the stories and characters which made Wales.

Visit Land of Legends now and start planning your next adventure:


Literature Wales

Free Masterclass:Poetry and Trees

tree-charterSaturday 3 December,
11.00 am – 3.00 pm
Bute Park Education Centre,
Cardiff, CF10 3DX
Free entry

Are you a lover of poetry and trees? Sign up to this free spoken word workshop organised by Lyrix Organix and help launch the Tree Charter 2017! Workshop leaders include Young People’s Laureate of Wales, Sophie McKeand.

Attendees can apply for a grant to develop a youth-led event, digital project or artistic work that connects people and trees. Part of a major nationwide campaign for a UK Tree Charter in 2017

Literature Wales

Ty Newydd 2017 Course Programme

Literature Wales 2Myths and Legends

Literature Wales has announced the 2017 programme of creative writing courses for Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre. The programme offers day, weekend and week-long courses and retreats suitable for beginners and more experienced writers both in English and Welsh. Inspired by Welsh Government’s announcement that 2017 is the ‘Year of Legends’ in Wales, the courses will focus on ancient literature in the landscape, re-imagining familiar folktales and experimenting with the magic of words.

Tutors include: Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke, Kaite O’Reilly, Holly Muller, Kate Hamer, Alex Clark, Anja Aska.

To see the course programme in full visit

Are you writing/Ydych chi’n ysgrifennu

drws arbennig       a special doorAre you writing:
non-fiction such as a biography, or short stories, poetry, drama or a novel, and do you self-identify as a disabled person/or have a long-term physical or mental health condition?

Would you like to work:
At no cost to you
with other writers in a small and friendly group to develop your work?
How about finding out about one of our groups who get together every month?


If you write in Welsh, we have a group that meets in Caernarfon, or if you write in English, we have a new group that meets in Pwllheli. And both groups have the opportunity to participate in workshops at Tŷ Newydd Writers’ Centre in Llanystumdwy. Earlier this year, we published a pamphlet of work by the Welsh writers’ group (available for free download here: If you are interested in knowing about this Welsh pamphlet, Dyma Ni, but don’t read Welsh, here’s a link to some information in English about it: ), and we hope to be able to publish work by members of both groups in 2016.

For more information please get in touch with us:
[email protected] or [email protected]
Telephone: 029 2055 1040

Ydych chi’n ysgrifennu:
pethau ffeithiol fel bywgraffiad, neu straeon byrion, cerddi, neu drama, ac yn hunan-nodi fel person anabl ac/neu oes gennych gyflwr iechyd corfforol neu feddyliol hirdymor?

Ydych chi’n ffansio gweithio:
Heb unrhyw gost i chi
efo ysgrifennwyr eraill mewn grŵp bach cyfeillgar er datblygu’ch gwaith?
Beth am ffeindio allan am un o’n grwpiau ysgrifennu sy’n dod at eu gilydd bob mis?

Am ysgrifenwyr drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg, mae’r grŵp yn cael ei gyfarfod yng Nghaernarfon, ac am ysgrifenwyr yn Saesneg, mae gennym un newydd ym Mhllheli. Mae’r dau grŵp hefyd yn cael cyfle mynd i weithdau yng Nghanolfan Ysgrifennu Tŷ Newydd yn Llanystumdwy. Yn 2015, roedd gennym gyfle cyhoeddi pamffled gwaith y grŵp Caernarfon (ar gael yma ), ac rydym yn gobeithio cyhoeddi gwaith gan y dau grŵp yn 2016.

Am fwy o wybodaeth, cysylltwch a ni:
[email protected] neu [email protected]
Ffôn: 029 2055 1040