Work for us

Chair of Trustees

Our Chair, Maureen Freely, is stepping down in September 2019 after six years’ incredible service to English PEN.  We are looking for someone to lead English PEN for the next period, which includes our centenary.  It is an exciting and challenging time for English PEN –  never has it been more important that literature can be a common currency across borders and that there is freedom of movement and ideas.  Our values of free expression and free media are more pertinent than ever.

We are looking for someone with the vision and skills to work with the Director to lead English PEN into the future, to build our impact and influence and to ensure our governance is strong.

More information and how to apply

Work experience and internships

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept applications for work experience placements.

If you are seeking a work experience placement as a required part of a UK-based further or higher education course, please get in touch and we’ll assess your request on a case-by-case basis.