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Cultural leadership development post available at NWN | 06-Jan-09

Cultural leadership development post available at NWN

New Writing North: Associate Writer
CLP Artist/Practitioner Leadership Development Placement
Paying up to £15,000

Full-time position, February-July 2009

The Cultural Leadership Programme is offering an exciting leadership development placement with New Writing North. The placement, worth up to £15,000, is for a writer in the field of working with young people both in and out of schools; the writer will lead a fundamental rethink of current ways of working and create new strategies to support the sustainable engagement of young people in creative writing activity.

CLP Artist/Practitioner development placements are aimed at supporting the leadership development of artist/practitioners who have aspirations to lead through practice, and wish to gain experience through working at organisations on creative projects.

The placement will suit a writer with a passionate interest in the potential of creative working with young people and a desire to influence working practice in this field alongside an ambition to develop their own personal leadership skills. Already boasting a credible track record of published or produced work, they will have experience of working in partnership and of independent working.

To apply, please submit your CV (maximum three A4 sides) and a 1,000 word statement (no additional attachments please) outlining: why you want to undertake the placement; how this experience would contribute to your leadership development and benefit the cultural and creative industries. Send to: Further placement information can also be obtained from the CLP website.

No application should be submitted without reading the placement description, which also includes the person specification as well as background information.

To discuss the placement further, please contact Nicola Turner, Assistant Director, CLP. Tel: (0)20 7973 5159.

Closing date for applications: 12 January 2009
Interviews will be held on: 19 January 2009

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