23 - 25 October 2020

New Trustees Wanted

Manchester Literature Festival (MLF) is seeking new Trustees to join the Board of Directors and help lead one of the North’s most innovative literary festivals in its exciting next phase of development.

MLF provides unique and imaginative opportunities for audiences to experience high quality live literature through an annual Festival in October, as well as a Spring programme, special Bookend events, and a year-round programme of activities for children and young people. A firm believer in the transformative power of words and stories, MLF’s annual Festival includes some of the most interesting voices in fiction, poetry, literature in translation, song-writing, activism and culture.

The Role of Trustees

Trustees provide leadership and strategic direction for MLF, ensuring that financial and other resources are well-managed, and use their skills, knowledge, experience and contacts to help support the development of the organisation and raise the profile of the Festival’s work.

The Festival particularly welcomes applications from people with skills and expertise in the following areas: accountancy, fundraising, marketing, IT/digital capacity building and commercial business experience. We also strongly encourage applications from communities or groups that are under-represented in the governance of cultural organisations, including people of colour and young, disabled and working-class people.

To apply

Download the Trustee Recruitment Pack and the Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form above.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 27 November 2020. Receipt of your application will be confirmed by email.