Apples and Snakes

With a core mission to champion poets and poetry, amplify unheard voices and challenge expectations of what poetry can be, Apples and Snakes is the leading organisation for spoken word poetry in the UK. Our artistic vision calls for an incredible person to join our team as we move into our next exciting phase.

Apples and Snakes is dedicated to increasing the diversity of its workforce, reflecting the artists and communities that we work. We strongly encourage and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and individuals with disabilities.

Head of Administration & Finance: Full time (Permanent)
Dynamic and forward thinking with a positive attitude, the Head of Administration and Finance will work as part of the SMT in the successful delivery of the organisation’s mission, vision and business plan and the development and implementation of detailed strategic business plans. With a track record in ensuring the smooth operation of company business, the postholder will have particular responsibility for:

  • financial management
  • operations and administration
  • monitoring and evaluation systems
  • governance

Financially astute, the postholder will be excited by the opportunity to overhaul administrative systems, and create effective new strategies for measuring impact.

Closing date for applications: Monday 7 January 2019
1st interviews: w/c 14 January
2nd interviews: w/c 21 January


For further information please see the Head of Admin & Finance Job Pack.
Please complete the Apples Equality Monitoring Form.

Part-Time Finance Officer: Fixed-Term 9 months (Maternity Leave Cover)

Apples and Snakes is looking for an experienced bookkeeper. This position will ensure that full and proper financial records for all of the charities activities are maintained, and that data entered onto the accounts system (SAGE) is accurate and up-to-date at all times. This post will also lead on credit control.

Apples and Snakes is England’s leading organisation for spoken word. We are a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. We particularly welcome applicants from BAME or disabled groups. 

For further information, see the Job Description here.
Please complete the Apples Equality Monitoring Form.

Development Manager: Full time (Permanent) 

Working closely with the Head of Communications and Development in a new team, the Development Manager will have a specific focus on fundraising from Trusts and Foundations and play a critical role in the diversification of income streams via corporate partnerships and individual and major donor development.  


Closing date for applications: Monday 7 January 2019
1st interviews: 17 January
2nd interviews: 22 January



For further information, see the Job Pack here.
Please complete the Apples Equality Monitoring Form.


We are always looking for volunteers to support our work on the archive. Tasks can include writing articles, cataloguing and scanning materials. You can see the website for the archive here

If you are interested please email to discuss volunteering.