Work With Us

Occasionally, we are looking to add to our small team. 

We also advertise short-term contract work on specific projects, freelance roles, and project-funded opportunities.

Year-round, we need volunteers to help with the Spark Young Writers groups, and with the running of our public events including the Birmingham Literature Festival (annual – usually autumn) and our National Writers’ Conference (annual – usually June).

Assistant Writer: Spark Young Writers

We are now closed for applications for Assistant Writers for our Spark Young Writers group. Applications will open again in April 2022.

Writing West Midlands runs the largest number of creative writing workshops for young people in the country. For 10 years our groups have been growing, and we now run more than 200 writing workshops a year.

We are looking for emerging writers to help inspire the next generation of creative writers. You will help lead one of our Spark Young Writers groups for 10 monthly sessions (2 hours per session), under the guidance of a professional writer. 

This is a voluntary post, but we will cover reasonable travel expenses.