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.

Current job vacancies

Project Manager, UK News Literacy Project

Closing date: 10am, Wednesday 3 January 2018

Salary: £28,000 to £32,000 per annum

Full time - 35 hours per week

Based in London SW8

Financial Accountant

Closing date: 10am, Friday 5 January 2018

Salary: £29,000 per annum

Full time - 35 hours per week

Based in London SW8


Current volunteering opportunities

Words for WorkBradford, 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.

For more information, visit www.livingwage.org.uk