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The Royal African Society (RAS), a UK-based organization known for hosting the biennial literary festival Africa Writes, is hiring.

They are looking for a Programme Manager for their new project “Poetry in the Primary Classroom.” The program is run in partnership with the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE).

Job poster:

 We are looking for a dynamic, innovative Programme Manager who is committed to enhancing cultural representation in the curriculum and improving educational outcomes for children. The Programme Manager will have responsibility for the delivery of the Poetry in the Primary Classroom project, which offers primary school teachers a rich professional development programme to enhance their enjoyment of, and practice with, poetry from Africa and the diaspora.

(see the full Job Description  here).

The position is a fixed term, 16-month role related to this specific project, with the possibility of expansion. Applicants must be based in London.

Interested applicants should forward their latest CV (max 2 pages) and a cover letter (max 2 pages) outlining their suitability for the role based on the criteria outlined within to: Caitlin Pearson, Fundraising Manager, at caitlin.pearson@soas.ac.uk

Deadline:  Tuesday 30th June 2020, 5pm BST

Interview dates: 13th & 14th July 2020. The interviews will take place virtually via Zoom.

For more information, go here.

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