Spread the Word is looking for a new Chair

Spread the Word, London's Writers Agency are looking for a Chair and three passionate and ambitious trustees to join their Board.

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Posted: 10/03/2022

Spread the Word is looking for a new Chair to lead us through a significant period of change and development. Their new Chair will build on their successes, having the responsibility to deliver Spread the Word’s strategy and provide leadership to the wider board. You will be an influential, supportive leader who builds confidence and consensus. Your responsibilities will include chairing and facilitating meetings, giving direction to policy, representing us at functions and meetings by acting as a spokesperson for the charity, all while bringing impartiality and objectivity.

They are also looking for three passionate and ambitious trustees to join their board. They are looking for individuals who can sharpen their thinking and bring new and diverse experience to the table as they chart our way through a new era for Spread the Word.

This is an exciting opportunity for individuals looking to strengthen London’s leading writer development agency, at a time of significant development and challenge for the sector. Of equal importance to them is finding trustees who share their mission of helping London’s writers make their mark – on the page, the screen and in the world.

They are clear that to do this with vision and confidence we must have a greater diversity of voices, and so we are particularly keen to hear from candidates from backgrounds currently under-represented in our leadership and governance (Black, Asian and Global Majority, LGBTQI, D/deaf or disabled candidates).


Download our recruitment pack for full details of the role and person specification.


Deadline 5pm Friday 18 February 2022.

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