Make your mark at Spread the Word
– recruiting a new Chair of Trustees and three new Trustees


Spread the Word is looking for a new Chair to lead us through a significant period of change and development. Our new Chair will build on our successes, having the responsibility to deliver Spread the Word’s strategy and provide leadership to the wider board. You will be an influential, supportive leader who builds confidence and consensus. Your responsibilities will include chairing and facilitating meetings, giving direction to policy, representing us at functions and meetings by acting as a spokesperson for the charity, all while bringing impartiality and objectivity.

We are also looking for three passionate and ambitious trustees to join our board. We are looking for individuals who can sharpen our thinking and bring new and diverse experience to the table as we chart our way through a new era for Spread the Word.

This is an exciting opportunity for individuals looking to strengthen London’s leading writer development agency, at a time of significant development and challenge for the sector. Of equal importance to us is finding trustees who share our mission of helping London’s writers make their mark – on the page, the screen and in the world.

We are clear that to do this with vision and confidence we must have a greater diversity of voices, and so we are particularly keen to hear from candidates from backgrounds currently under-represented in our leadership and governance (Black, Asian and Global Majority, LGBTQI, D/deaf or disabled candidates).


Download our recruitment pack for full details of the role and person specification.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your CV or a short summary telling us what you might bring to the Board, what motivates you, why you think championing the values and aims of our organisation is an exciting prospect and any personal qualities, passions and ideas that you would bring as a Trustee of Spread the Word.

So write us a letter (no longer than one side of A4), a 4-minute video or voice memo – whatever you are comfortable with. Or, if you have any other access requirements in order to apply, please contact [email protected]

Please send your application to [email protected] by 5pm Friday 18 February 2022.

Interviews will be held on Friday 25 March and will be carried out virtually using online platforms.


You can access the recruitment pack as an audio file here

And as a BSL video here:

Published 20 January 2022