Date Added: 15 April 2019
: 6 May 2019
Job Title: Head of Children and Young People's Reading
Working For: The Reading Agency
Salary: Up to £42,000
National charity, The Reading Agency, are looking for an ambitious and experienced strategic manager to head up our children and young people’s team.
We champion children’s reading because we want everyone to experience the benefits of reading from an early age. The Summer Reading Challenge, which we deliver in partnership with Libraries Connected, is one of the UK’s biggest children’s reading programmes.
We also work with young people; each year over 6,500 young volunteers help to deliver the Summer Reading Challenge as the legacy of our Paul Hamlyn funded Reading Hack programme.
As the Summer Reading Challenge celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2019, we have undertaken a major review of the programme to ensure it continues to grow and thrive. We are now looking to implement the review recommendations as part of the development of our work with children and young people.
We also want to develop the volunteering opportunities we offer to young people because we know the difference it can make to their skills and confidence, the impact it has on their own wellbeing and the powerful role young volunteers play in inspiring children to read more.
Closing Date: 6 May 2019
Applications close 5:00pm on the closing date
Interviews will be held in Central London on Tuesday 14 May 2019
Start date: August 2019
For full details please see our website: https://readingagency.org.uk/about/work-for-us/head-of-children-and-young-peoples-reading.html