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£50-60k, depending on experience

English PEN is looking for a highly motivated and determined director to lead us towards our centenary in 2021, and beyond.

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Closing date 8 March 2019 at 5pm.


Translation and International Manager 0.6 FTE, 21 hours

£27-29k pro rata

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Closing date Wednesday 20 February 2019. For more information please contact Antonia Byatt, Director, at

To apply please send your CV with a covering letter, telling us about your experience that makes you suitable for this post and your interest in working for English PEN.


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.

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