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:

  • Governance
  • Legal & HR
  • Finance
  • 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, 12noon

Interviews: week commencing 19 March 2018

The Recruitment Pack and how to apply can be found on the Literature Wales website.
For further information, contact us via: / 029 2047 2266

Literature Wales is supported by the Arts Council of Wales and the Welsh Government.