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Join Ilkley Literature Festival

Trustee with Special Responsibility for Finance

Ilkley Literature Festival is looking for an enthusiastic and committed person with a strong financial background, which is likely to include an accountancy qualification and/or senior financial management experience, to join our Board in the role of Trustee with Special Responsibility for Finance.

Ilkley Literature Festival (ILF) aims to bring the best of contemporary literature from the UK and beyond to West Yorkshire, exciting and involving people of all ages and backgrounds in the discussion and enjoyment of writing, reading, books and ideas, nurturing and showcasing the writers of today and tomorrow, making an artistically compelling creative case for diversity and embedding this at the heart of ILF’s work.

Launched in 1973, Ilkley Literature Festival’s annual October festival is the oldest, largest and liveliest in the North of England. The Festival includes more than 250 events over 17 days at 20 venues, attracting in excess of 25,000 people, alongside a year-round programmes of innovative work with children and young people in and out of school, audience development projects and a weekend spoken word Festival in May. ILF is proud to be an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and also receives support from Bradford Metropolitan District Council.

For information on the role and how to apply, please download the information pack.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates and deaf and disabled people as they are currently under-represented on the Board.

Deadline: Friday 2 March 2018


Volunteer Stewards

During the Festival and in the run-up to October each year, the Festival Staff are helped by a small army of volunteers without whom the Festival wouldn’t be possible.

Find out about different roles and how to apply.