Thursday, 8 March 2018

Literature Wales seeks new Chair and Directors

Lit Wales, that rather strange body with fingers in a good many pies, is undergoing a considerable revamp.  Whether this has anything to do with the close scrutiny associated with the Medwin Hughes Panel Report is unclear -- but Chair Damien Walford Davies is going, and maybe some of the current board as well.  The current directors are Kate North, Justin Albert, William Ayot, Eric Ngalle Charles, Elizabeth George and Angharad Wynne.  As we all know, one of the criticisms of the Panel centred on poor governance, and of course this was not exactly a ringing endorsement of the activities of the Chairman and the Board of Directors.

Anyway, new blood is being sought -- although it is unclear whether the Board of Directors will be kept the same size or expanded.  Get your application forms filled in now, folks!

Recruitment of Chair and Directors for Literature Wales Management Board  

Literature Wales, the National Company for the development and promotion of literature in Wales, is looking for a dynamic and inspiring individual to lead the organisation as Chair.  It is also seeking to appoint new Directors to join its Management Board.

Joining our Board in 2018 will mean that you will actively shape the future of the organisation as it frames its new Strategic Plan for 2019-2022.

Literature Wales is a forward-looking organisation which thrives on change and responds positively and directly to challenges. We are looking for people who want to contribute to building a better society and ensure that literature is a voice for all. We are looking for strong advocates who share the vision and values of the organisation, and who can help shape the next phase of the organisation’s development.


Literature Wales is seeking its second Chair, as the distinguished poet and academic Damian Walford Davies is due to step down in Spring 2018 in accordance with the mandated length of office set out in the organisation’s Articles of Association.
The ability to communicate in both Welsh and English is essential for the role of Chair.


Literature Wales’ Board of Directors represents a broad sector and includes a range of expertise, experience and voices. We particularly welcome applications from young people and individuals who represent protected characteristics. In this current recruitment process, priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate knowledge of and/ or experience in at least one of the following areas:
Legal & HR
Development and Business
Children & Young People
International Networks
Communications & PR

Literature Wales is a bilingual organisation and a positive attitude towards the Welsh language is essential for the role of Director.

Closing Date: Monday 12 March 2018, 12.00 noon

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