Careers and vacancies

We believe that the ability to communicate is a fundamental right and that society will only be fair when everyone has the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills they need to fulfil their potential.

By working with us, you can help to transform lives through literacy.

Job vacancies

Project Officer, Parents as Partners

Closing date: Friday 16 November 2018

£25,000 per year

Fixed term contract for 18 months

Full time, 35 hours per week

Based in Bradford

Trusts and Statutory Officer

Closing date: Monday 3 December 2018

£25,000 per year

Permanent contract

Full time, 35 hours per week

Based in London SW8

Please note that we do not accept CVs for job vacancies. Please view the job page to download an application form and return to

School National Literacy Trust Associate Trainers

We are looking for experienced literacy consultants, early years practitioners, speech and language therapists and teachers to deliver our training to schools and settings across the UK. We run a range of courses for early years settings, primary and secondary schools. As demand increases, we need enthusiastic and dedicated specialists to deliver inspiring CPD and workshops using our evidence-based training materials, where you can bring your own expertise while maintaining the core values and approaches of the National Literacy Trust. We are particularly keen to hear from applicants able to deliver training in early years settings in Greater Manchester and surrounding areas and also in the North East. This work may also include follow up coaching and support to settings.

All trainers are fully briefed and trained. We offer competitive rates for sessions and cover all reasonable expenses.

Interested? Please send your CV to

School for Writers applications now open

School for Writers is a three day training course for writers who want to engage with schools, libraries and cultural and community venues to deliver workshops for children and young people.

We are now inviting applications from writers who would like to participate in the training courses to be delivered in Bristol and Leeds.

The course has been subsidised by Arts Council England and is available at a cost of £350 (there are two bursaries for a fully funded place available per course). To apply, please view the School for Writers page to download an application form and return it, along with your CV, to

Volunteering opportunities

Words for Work: Bradford

We're looking for volunteers from the local community to work with secondary school students through a variety of activities designed to improve communication skills, sharing their knowledge of employment and the workplace. Full training will be provided.

Literacy Champions: Bradford

We’re looking for people across Bradford to become Literacy Champions in their local communities. As a Literacy Champion, you will be supported with training and advice to run literacy projects in the way you think will work best.

We also offer regular volunteering opportunities based in our office in London to support our core work in marketing, fundraising, communications and project development.

Equal opportunities

The National Literacy Trust is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, ethnicity or religion.

We monitor our policies to ensure that discrimination does not occur in either our staffing practices or our work. In particular, our personnel policies have been designed to ensure that all staff have equal access to training, professional development and career progression.

All applicants are asked to complete an online equal opportunities monitoring form to enable us to monitor the effectiveness of our policies. This information is not part of your application and will not be used in any part of the selection process. It is anonymous and will not be seen by the interviewers or those involved in shortlisting your application, and all data will be stored confidentially and destroyed once it has been analysed.

UK living wage

The National Literacy Trust is proud to be accredited as a UK Living Wage Employer.

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