Amid the turbulence of 2020, millions of people turned to poetry to make sense of a rapidly shifting world. For Forward, it reinforced the importance of working towards a society where individuals and communities can develop their innate creativity, agency and understanding through the making and sharing of poetry.

We believe poetry is for everyone, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, maternity and pregnancy, race, religion, class and sexual orientation. For this reason, our approach to our poetry commissions and recruitment is shaped by a commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion.

Across 2021, we are working to more actively and strategically embed inclusion in every facet of our practice. We particularly welcome applications for vacancies from black and minority ethnic candidates, as they are under-represented within the arts, and we commit to continue to review our processes to ensure that our organisation more closely reflects the society it serves.

Finance and Operations Co-ordinator

Hours: Full time, 10 am – 6 pm (flexible working possible)
Salary: £25,000
Location: London, UK
Closing Date: 3 January 2022, 11:59pm
Interview Date: 13 January 2022

We are looking for an efficient and highly organised individual to join Forward Arts Foundation’s creative and dynamic team.

The Finance and Operations Co-ordinator will support the co-executive directors to improve the charity’s operational and financial effectiveness, enabling the charity’s delivery of National Poetry Day and Forward Prizes for Poetry, and our future development as we emerge from the pandemic. This role will report to the co-executive directors, and you will be integral in helping widen contemporary poetry’s audience, honour achievement and support talent.

This is a full-time role (35 hours/week) that requires some flexible hours as needed, based at least 2 days a week in our London office, which is currently at Somerset House.

Please download the full Job Description and Equal Opportunities form using the buttons below for full details on how to apply.