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Current Vacancies

We’re recruiting for a Trustee with Special Responsibility for Finance

Ilkley Literature Festival (ILF) is looking for an enthusiastic and committed person with a strong financial background to join our Board in the role of Trustee with Special Responsibility for Finance.

ILF has a strong reputation for creating innovative connections between writers and readers, of attracting the very best of UK and international writing talent, a significant track record of commissioning new work and a commitment to providing opportunities for writers from under-represented communities.

Our ambition for the next five years is to evolve ILF into a fully-formed year-round literature development organisation providing diverse and inclusive cultural experiences and creative activities that open minds, inspire curiosity, increase empathy and improve communication.

As the Trustee with Special Responsibility for Finance, you will oversee ILF’s financial health and take a lead responsibility to develop and implement policies for financial management, including investment and all aspects of financial reserves. In this critical role you will provide advice, support, challenge and guidance to the Director, Finance Officer and Partnerships & Operations Director as well as the board of Trustees, and to the organisation.

Our Trustees are all volunteers who donate their time to provide leadership in setting ILF’s strategic goals to enable the fulfilment of our artistic and charitable purposes, and ensuring our organisation is responsibility and effectively managed in compliance with all legal requirements.

If you share our passion for books, reading and writing and providing opportunities for people to engage with their own creativity and enjoy the creativity of other people, we’d like to hear from you.

For more information and details on how to apply, download the ILF Trustee Recruitment Pack.

Deadline: Friday 18 December 2020

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.