New Board Member

March 2024

About Cambridge Literary Festival

Cambridge Literary Festival occupies a place at the cultural heart of the city. Running two festivals per year plus one-off events throughout the year, CLF has grown a strong reputation and now showcases the best in contemporary writing and thinking from across the world. 2020 saw the introduction of online events and the launch of a new website, providing the festival with an e-commerce platform and reaching a new global audience.

CLF is an educational charity, and its primary activity is promoting and delivering literary festivals in Cambridge.  CLF has been very successful in recent years, staging two festivals annually in the city (Spring and Winter) attracting capacity audiences to hear renowned authors in iconic venues such as the Cambridge Union.  Since the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, CLF has also established itself as a digital literary festival with events focussed at the traditional times of year but with many more single events throughout the year.  These are all accessed via the charity’s website.

The Role

We are looking for more trustees to join our current trustees to provide strategic direction, governance, and oversight of the activity of the charity which is run by Cathy Moore and a permanent team of four others. There are four trustee meetings each year and membership of a sub-committee will involve a further 2-3 meetings annually; ad hoc briefing sessions or meetings for a particular purpose would mean there is likely to be some engagement every month.

Who we are looking for

CLF is looking for persons with a strong interest in literature or complimentary cultural/artistic activity and who want to play a part in promoting literature for learning and enjoyment.  Work experience in the arts, education sector, marketing, digital or fundraising would be of particular interest as are all backgrounds which will help increase the diversity of thinking and our programming.

Contact us

If you are interested, please write in the first instance to enclosing a CV and a covering letter.

The process of appointment should complete by spring/early summer.