The two Writing Programme Leaders (Schools and Out of School) are the key members of our creative learning team, responsible for our core writing programmes. They deliver outstanding creative workshops with schools and in our regular clubs for 8-12 year olds. They manage the relationships with children, families, teachers, schools, writers, designers and other partners involved in the programme. Their work is overseen and line managed by the MoS Director.

The key aim for this role is to develop and deliver an inspiring programme of schools writing workshops, both one-off and longer projects. Working closely with the MoS Director, the other Writing Programme Leader (Out of School) and a team of experienced and new volunteers, you will ensure the children get the most from the experience. You’ll collaborate with writers, artists, designers, parents and teachers. You will facilitate exceptional creative learning, operate effective systems for keeping track of children’s work and engage parents and teachers.

You will be a specialist in reading and writing, with educational, creative and administrative experience. You will recognise creativity in everyone and enjoy collaboration. You will need excellent facilitation and communication skills and experience of leading outstanding creative learning workshops.  You should be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the needs of schools and teachers in relation to our programmes and be able to build strong relationships with primary and secondary schools.

The Ministry of Stories encourages people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, disabled people and other underrepresented groups to apply. We welcome applications from all sectors and industries.

To find out more and apply, download the job description, and complete and return the application form and diversity monitoring form to

Job Description Writing Programme Leader Schools

Application Form

Diversity Monitoring Form

The deadline for applications is 12 noon, Monday 15th May 2017.