Arts consortium seeks Project Manager


A consortium of nine leading Literature and Free Expression organisations is preparing to undertake a major feasibility study designed to identify the optimal model for their future joint working within a shared environment, currently envisaged as The International Centre for Literature and Free Expression.

The objectives of the study, funded by an Arts Council England Capital Lottery grant, are to identify the demand, best option, initial brief, financial implications and long term sustainability of this exciting 21st-century model of joint working partnership.

To facilitate this we are seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to drive and manage the study, ensuring its successful completion within the required parameters. The candidate should demonstrate a strong working knowledge of the project management system Prince 2; experience of working in a consortium environment, holding together partners with different working practices; a track record of sub-contracting to outside consultants across a wide range of areas, including access, audience development, building scoping, marketing and financial management; have superior budgeting and accounting experience and skills (including accounting applications experience); and an understanding of the issues of the free expression community and those associated with literature and literacy, both nationally and internationally.

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Application letters and full CV should be emailed to

Closing date is January 16, with interviews to be held in the last week of January. The successful candidate will be asked to start in mid February. The study is likely to take between 12 and 15 months.

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