Make your mark at Spread the Word
-we’re recruiting new Trustees


Spread the Word is looking for two new 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 literature 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, deaf or disabled candidates).

If you think you would enjoy the challenge of helping us and share our ambitions to create an inclusive, diverse, sustainable organisation, we would be delighted to hear from you. We interviewed some of our Trustees to find out about their roles here


Download our recruitment pack (.pdf and .docx files) for full details of the role and person specification.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your CV and 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 Chair of Spread the Word.

Your statement could be a letter (no longer than one side of A4), a 4-minute video or 4-minute voice memo – whatever you are comfortable with.

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 11 November 2022.

Interviews will be held on Friday 18 November and will be carried out virtually using online platforms.

We are also currently recruiting a new Chair of Trustees:

Published 14 October 2022