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 Manager, Skills Academy

Closing date: 10am, Monday 23 July 2018

Salary: £28,000 per year pro rata (0.6 FTE)

Fixed-term contract for one year

Part time, flexible, 21 hours per week

Based in London SW8

Project Manager, Young Readers Programme

Closing date: 10am, Thursday 2 August 2018

Salary: £28,000 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 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

Associate trainers

We are looking for enthusiastic literacy consultants to deliver our range of primary and secondary CPD courses across the UK. You need to have experience of working in mainstream education, either in primary or secondary, and have supported teachers from a range of backgrounds and preferably having trained teachers outside of your own setting. We need enthusiastic and dedicated specialists to deliver inspiring training and workshops where you can bring your own expertise while maintaining the core values and approaches of the National Literacy Trust.

Specifically, at the moment we are looking for primary consultants based in the North East of England, and secondary consultants nationwide.

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

If you are interested in being a freelance associate trainer, please send your CV to or call 020 7587 3067.

Volunteering opportunities

Words for Work: Bradford, Middlesbrough, Stoke-on-Trent and Peterborough

We're looking for volunteers from these four local communities 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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