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English PEN is recruiting for a Finance and Governance Manager

We are looking for a Finance Manager with experience of the charity sector to take the lead role on managing our charity’s finances and support the Director and the board of Trustees develop an exciting future for English PEN in the lead up to its centenary in 2021.

You will work closely with our small dynamic team supporting them to develop and manage project budgets and with the Director on business planning. You lead work on the annual audit and accounts and be familiar with providing and presenting management accounts, managing payroll and pensions, claiming gift aid and managing payments.

You will understand the finance and governance of running a small to medium sized charity, demonstrate outstanding attention to detail and be flexible and able to manage competing priorities. You will be sympathetic to our work defending the right to freedom of expression and championing the most exciting new literature in the UK and internationally.

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English PEN is looking for new trustees

We are seeking new board members with fundraising and commercial skills, and we are looking for people who have experience and knowledge of high-value giving, developing membership schemes and commercial experience to enable us to help grow our profile and income base.

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Volunteer with us

English PEN volunteers play a vital role in delivering our busy annual programme of events. From manning PEN information desks at festivals, cultural centres and special events around the country to writing reports for the English PEN website, there are a number of different ways to get involved in helping out with English PEN’s public-facing activities.

To receive volunteering opportunity mail-outs from us, please send your name, location and preferred email address to