Speaking Words - project coordination

19 April 2013

A New Direction is seeking to work with a freelance project manager to co-ordinate the delivery of the Speaking Words programme.

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A New Direction, Spread The Word, and Apples & Snakes are working together to deliver the Creative Futures: Speaking Words programme.

Speaking Words will offer people in East London an opportunity to watch, perform and develop careers in spoken word and performance poetry in the future Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and its surrounds.

For one lucky individual it will offer a life changing opportunity to become the first Young Poet Laureate in East London.

A New Direction is seeking to work with a freelance project manager to co-ordinate the delivery of this programme. The project co-ordinator will be required to visit The Albany in Deptford and A New Direction's offices.

The co-ordinator will have a role in ensuring that all partners are connected in their approach and delivery to ensure a successful, high profile programme.

The programme covers three strands of work:

  • East Slam: an inclusive programme of performance poetry/spoken word in east London and the future Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for North Park opening and beyond, run by Apples & Snakes.
  • Poetry Pathways East: a training, mentoring and education programme which will encourage participation of residents from surrounding boroughs as well as offer training, internships and pathways to careers in performance and spoken word poetry, run by Apples & Snakes.
  • East London Young Poet Laureate: a competition to find the first east London young person poet laureate for the Park and manage the young poet laureate over one year in the park, run by Spread the Word.

The consortium delivering this project is funded by the London Legacy Development Corporation to provide a rich and wide reaching programme of development work across communities and schools in East London.

Speaking Words will run until October 2014, when the second Young Poet Laureate for East London will be announced.

Application and Fee

A New Direction envisages this contract for 152 days over 18 months, based on a day rate of £200. This fee amount is exclusive of VAT (where charged) and covers all reasonable expenses incurred during the project.

A New Direction also recognises that due to the nature of the work there will need to be a degree of flexibility involved in the allocation of days, accommodating times where there will be peaks and troughs of activity.

Please submit a C.V. and brief covering letter to Anthony Ruck by 9:00am on 29 April 2013. Interviews will take place on May 2 2013.

Download Speaking Words project coordination (212.58 kB Pdf)

Download Speaking words organisational structure (2) (183.67 kB Pdf)