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 fulfill their potential.

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

Job vacancies

There are currently no vacancies.

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

Request for tenders - storybook writing and concept development

We are seeking proposals from writers who are able to help us create a series of inspiring and engaging activity storybooks that will support our efforts to get families active in Stoke-on-Trent.

Please send us your proposal by 5pm on Friday 14th December

Find out more.

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.

Where's Wally? Fun Run: London

We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to help us spread the word about our Where’s Wally? fun run 2019! You would be based in South West London, handing out flyers, and engaging with local businesses and members of the public. We had over 1000 runners last year and would love your help to make 2019 bigger and better than ever!

There will be a short briefing session for all volunteers and a member of our friendly fundraising team will be on hand to answer any questions. We will give you the flyers and a Wally costume to wear (if you would like one!)

This is a great opportunity to gain experience in events, marketing and communications, whilst supporting our aim to change the lives of disadvantaged children and families.

We are looking for volunteers to start as soon as possible. Hours are flexible and we will cover reasonable expenses. We are also happy to sign off hours and can provide references. We are offering all volunteers 10% off their entry, and 10% off for a friend or family member.

If you are interested in volunteering, or have any questions about the role, please email or give us a call on 020 7820 6279.

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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