11 June 2012
Special focus on working with literature in translation, in particular from Turkey, and with the London Book Fair Market Focus cultural programme
One-year fixed term contract until June 2013
Based in London
£25,000 per annum plus £3,300 London Market Allowance per annum
This post attracts a generous benefits package, including 32 days’ leave and Civil Service pension arrangements, and benefits from a range of family-friendly policies.
The British Council is a world leader in cultural relations, building long-term relationships and trust between people in the UK and other countries, for mutual benefit. The programmes we use to do this are wide-ranging and cover the arts, education, English, science and society. We strive to be continuously innovative to ensure that we represent the best of the UK and are relevant to the needs of the thousands of people we work with around the world. We operate in 238 cities in 110 countries and territories.
The Literature Department of the British Council works with writers and literature professionals to promote international collaboration and professional exchange. We build relationships between reading, writing and publishing communities in the UK, and those around the world.
We are looking for an outstanding individual who can use their experience in literature project management and their network of contacts in the UK literary constituency to develop and work on international cultural relations projects.
You will have: a graduate or postgraduate qualification in literature or equivalent experience; a track record in strategic thinking and relationship management; excellent literature project management and team working skills; a good knowledge of contemporary British literature and knowledge of and contacts with the UK literature constituency, and preferably knowledge of contemporary Turkey and Turkish literature.
Closing date for applications: 09:00 on 22 June 2012. Applications should be sent by e-mail where possible.
Candidates must have the right to work in the UK at the time of applying.
The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
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