Jobs and Opportunities

Head of Programmes – Starting at £40,000 commensurate with experience (pro-rated to £32,000 for 4 days)

We are looking for an experienced and skilled Head of Programmes who is committed to First Story’s vision. This is a wide-ranging role that informs programme strategy and design, and manages the programme team who oversee programme delivery across the country.

A full job description can be found here.

To apply, please email Mónica Parle at with a CV, and a cover letter detailing your suitability for this role, why it interests you and how First Story/it fits into your career progression, with the ref ‘Head of Programmes’ in the subject line.

The closing date for the role will be Friday, 30th June 2017 at 5pm. Interviews will be held 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 the First Story Young Writers’ Festival