Department: School of English & Drama
Salary: £36,064 to £42,431 (Grade 5)
Date posted: 25-Jul-2017
Closing date: 07-Aug-2017
School of English and Drama
Wasafiri: The Magazine of International Contemporary Writing
Administration and Programmes Manager
Part time – 17.5 hours per week (0.5 FTE)
Fixed-term for five years
Queen Mary, University of London is one of the UK’s leading research-focused universities and a member of the Russell Group with an outstanding reputation in the humanities and social sciences. The English Department was ranked fifth in the last national Research Excellence Framework (REF2014).
Wasafiri, which began publishing in 1984, is now an independent arts organisation jointly funded by Arts Council England, Routledge and Queen Mary. With a renowned international reputation for ground-breaking work in the field of contemporary international literature, Wasafiri aims to continue to promote cross-cultural dialogues, to represent difference positively and to challenge barriers through the power of the imagination and the written word.¿Its range of prose, poetry, interviews, articles and reviews offers a broad portfolio for fresh creative voices and valuable critical debate. Our live events and web presence extend our audience reach and enable us to showcase both new and established literary voices.¿
We are looking to recruit a highly organised individual who shares a commitment to Wasafiri’s objectives and who will enjoy working in a small arts organisation. The successful candidate will be responsible for the administration and effective day-to-day running of the office: including taking the lead on financial and stakeholder reporting, meeting editorial, production and programme deadlines, managing events and organising meetings alongside specific one-off projects.
You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent), together with significant and relevant publishing, administrative and project management experience. Proven experience of managing finances, the ability to work independently and as a member of a team, and strong IT, problem solving and communication skills, are also essential.
A strong interest in international contemporary writing/postcolonial literature and experience working in a publishing or arts organisation, would be desirable.
The post is part time – 17.5 hours per week (0.5 FTE), starting from 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. Starting salary will be in the range £36,064 to £42,431 per annum pro-rata inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave pro rata, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Deputy Editor, Rukhsana.Yasmin@open.ac.uk
Details about the magazine/organization can be found at www.wasafiri.org
Details about the School of English and Drama can be found at www.sed.qmul.ac.uk
Details about the English Department can be found at www.english.qmul.ac.uk
The closing date for applications is midnight Monday 7 August 2017
Interviews will take place on Thursday 24 August 2017
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