Programme Assistant @ The Charles Causley Trust, Cornwall

Programme Assistant @ The Charles Causley Trust, Cornwall


Part Time

South West


The Charles Causley Trust, Cornwall

About The Company

Charles Causley (1917 to 2003) is recognised as one of the finest 20thCentury English poets. He lived nearly all his life in Launceston in Cornwall following wartime service in the Royal Navy. Causley received the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 1967 and was made a CBE in 1986. He died on 4thNovember 2003, and is buried in St Thomas Churchyard, Launceston. In 2017 there were many celebrations of the Centenary of his birth, culminating in a lecture by Dr Rowan Williams. Causley’s “Collected Poems” and a new edition of “Collected Poems for Children” are currently in print. There is a biography by Laurence Green, “All Cornwall Thunders at my Door” (2013, Cornovia Press).

The Programme Assistant will play an important role in supporting the Programme Director of the Trust in his/her main function of aiding the Trust in preserving and enhancing Causley’s poetic legacy and the maintainance and use of his former home at Cyprus Well, Launceston. This to be achieved mainly through a project called “Fuelling the Flame”, planned to commence in February 2018. This project is funded by ACE and other partners.

Job Description

The main duties could be to assist in any of the areas described in the “Main Duties” section of the job description of the Trust’s Programme Director. Notable amongst those duties are the support
of the Board and associated meetings, close working with the Trust’s partners, fundraising, managing Cyprus Well and Writers in Residence, international and local poetry competitions,
website management, supporting the Charles Causley Festival and supervising any University interns.

The specific duties will be a matter for allocation by the Programme Director in consultation with Trustees and taking in to account the skills and experience of the appointee.
It is likely that the specific duties will revolve around such matters as the day to day administration of the Trust, project and financial control, fundraising and management of the Trust’s
website and on-line activities. There may also be some responsibility for the management of the proposed University student intern.

Job Specification

  • a) Education to at least A-Level or equivalent standard with a high level of literacy.
  • b) Project management experience and the ability to work in a multi-tasking environment.
  • c) Evidence of success in budgeting, financial controls, accounts – as well as fundraising.
  • d) Some experience of working with trustees or voluntary bodies would be an advantage.
  • e) A good level of computer literacy and IT skills and a demonstrable ability to manage a website and social media outlets.
  • f) Good presentation and communication skills.
  • g) Ability to plan, prioritise and deliver tasks with the minimum of supervision with adaptability to varying work patterns and out of office hours requirements.

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Closing Date: 26th February 2018