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19 April 2019

Highland Book Prize Coordinator

LOCATION  Moniack Mhor Writers' Centre. Possible remote working for the right candidate

SALARY £23,000 - £27,000 - Full Time Equivalent. One day per week (52 days per annum minus 7 annual leave days)

CONTRACT 1 year from commencement of employment


HOLIDAYS Full Time Equivalent - 35 days pro rata including 4 statutory days leave

HOURS Equivalent of one 7 hour day per week. Flexible working possible 

Moniack Mhor, Scotland's Creative Writing Centre, in partnership with the Highland Society of London, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Project Coordinator to join its team. We are seeking a dynamic individual to co-ordinate and develop the Highland Book Prize, a literary award which celebrates the finest published work that recognises the rich landscape and cultural diversity of the Highlands. This annual prize is open to work in fiction, non-fiction and poetry. This project is delivered in partnership by Moniack Mhor, the Ullapool Book Festival and presented by the Highland Society of London.

We are looking for an experienced individual to join our small, dedicated team at Moniack Mhor. Working closely with the Programme Manager and Centre Director, this experienced individual will undertake all management, communication and administration relating to the Highland Book Prize, including liaising with publishers, volunteer reading panel and supporting longlisting and shortlisting meetings. Whilst recruitment, contracting and management of the judging panel lies with the management team at Moniack Mhor, the Highland Book Prize Coordinator will be responsible for working closely with and supporting judges. The post holder will also manage the Highland Book Prize website and wider publicity, including social media and building relationships with bookshops and other stakeholders.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 26 April 2019.

For full details and to apply, see the Moniack Mhor website.