We Are St Helens Borough Council
Located in the heart of the North-west close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Counci.l which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.
Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.
Making A Difference as a Creative Writing Workshop Leader in St Helens Library Service
This is an opportunity to join the Library Service’s Cultural Hubs Arts in Libraries programme. St Helens Library Service is an Arts Council England (ACE) National Portfolio Organisation (NPO).
We are looking for someone to promote a love of creative writing for all; to develop the creative writing skills of children, young people and adults; to lead Creative Writing workshops for children, young people, families and adults in libraries and school settings; to increase staff awareness and teaching ability of creative writing in schools through the Schools Library Service offer.
You will have knowledge and understanding of creative writing and an understanding of excellence and diversity within the field of creative writing. You will also have an awareness of the importance of Libraries within communities and the role that reading and creative writing can play within Libraries.
In line with our new ways of working, this role is hybrid and will involve working from home as well as working across St Helens Libraries and St Helens schools as required. There is also an opportunity to work from our agile hubs in St Helens Town Centre.
The post is 14 hours per week.
This post is temporary until 31st March 2026 and its continuation is dependent upon securing further funding from Arts Council England.
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Equality & Diversity
St Helens Borough Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Borough Council can be found here https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/equality
St Helens Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.
NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.
All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.