Llenyddiaeth Cymru | Literature WalesLocation: Cardiff

Deadline: Wednesday 6 June 2018

Health and Wellbeing Manager - Literature Wales

The Health and Wellbeing Manager will have the opportunity to manage a flagship Reading Agency programme in Wales, in conjunction with Literature Wales, The Reading Agency, and other stakeholders in Wales. You will also develop, lead and deliver on Literature Wales’ overarching Health and Wellbeing Strategy which aims to improve opportunities for people of all background and abilities to engage in literature activities throughout Wales. You will work collaboratively with colleagues across Literature Wales and with partners and stakeholders in Wales and beyond to ensure the organisation’s strategic priorities tie in with wider arts, and health & wellbeing initiatives and policies.

The role includes: 

  • Working creatively and collaboratively with colleagues across Literature Wales, The Reading Agency and a number of stakeholders to deliver Reading Friends in Wales
  • Contributing to the overall management of the Reading Friends project and working with others to ensure that Reading Friends is aligned with Literature Wales’ strategic priorities and ties in with wider arts and health/well-being initiatives and policies
  • Working collaboratively with the Reading Friends team across all jurisdictions to contribute to central tasks, such as producing training or a project delivery toolkit
  • Developing ideas for fundraising and sustainability of the Reading Friends programme in the short, medium and long term
  • Developing strategies for literature engagement across Wales
  • Working with a range of partners and stakeholders to stimulate and support sustainable literary activity in the community through the Llên Pawb/Lit Reach project
  • Increasing participation of key community groups (e.g. young carers; asylum seekers and refugees; long-term unemployed adults; Gypsy-Roma communities; people living with dementia; prisoners; BAME etc.)
  • Supporting colleagues in the development or refinement of new and existing activity, in light of learning points derived from monitoring and evaluation procedures
  • Events co-ordination and management, working closely with writers and artists
  • Developing writers’ skills and opportunities to work in community settings, including working with vulnerable groups
  • Maintaining partnerships and identifying new partners as well as stakeholder engagement with the wider arts, and health & wellbeing sectors
  • Marketing and budget administration
  • Data capture, monitoring and evaluation
  • Any other tasks as required for the organisation

For further information, please see the Literature Wales website