Jobs and Opportunities


Finance and Operations Manager – from £28,000 per annum (pro rated to £22,400 for four days)

We are looking for an experienced and skilled Finance and Operations Manager who is committed to First Story’s vision. This is a key role that will manage the human resources and financial functions of the charity. The post-holder will also oversee the operations and facilities functions for the London Central Office and serve as a member of the senior management team.

A full job description can be found here.

To apply, please email Mónica Parle at with a CV, and a cover letter of no more than two pages, explaining why you are interested in the role, with the ref ‘Finance and Operations Manager’ in the subject line. The closing date for the role will be Monday 4th July at 5pm, and interviews for suitable candidates will be held on Monday, 11th July in central London.


Below are some examples of how you may get involved by volunteering. Please note for all proof reading, copy editing and design opportunities it would be great to know what sort of experience you have in editorial work.

  • Volunteer at our Head Office in London (throughout the year):
    • Proof reading (January-July)
    • Copy editing (January-July)
    • Designers (January-July)
    • Office admin
    • Data entry
    • Programme evaluation
    • IT assistance
    • Or let us know what skills you can bring to us!
  • Volunteer at our Young Writers’ Festival (each September)
  • Offer your services, for example publishing our anthologies, giving PR advice or hosting an event or meeting (throughout the year)

If you would like to volunteer with us in any of the above capacities or in other ways we’d love to get to know you, so please fill out our volunteer questionnaire and email to The form can be downloaded here.

If you would like to find out about other ways to support us, please see here.

Volunteers at our Young Writers' Festival

Volunteers at our Young Writers’ Festival 2013