Closing date: 10am, Tuesday 27 August 2019
Salary: £32,000 to £36,000 dependent on experience.
Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week
Interviews: Wednesday 4 September 2019
Are you an experienced project manager with a background in education, local government or relationship building and a clear understanding of the Birmingham area and the challenges it faces?
We are recruiting a manager to lead our National Literacy Trust Hub in Birmingham. A Hub is a ten-year, place-based response to the challenges of intergenerational low literacy. You will work with local partners, and our national team, to shape and deliver activity as part of a local strategy.
This role will be part of our community programmes team, and be responsible for developing the strategic planning around literacy and embedding it within broader local priorities.
You will need to be a strong team player, working closely with partners across the area, where you will be based, and with colleagues among the central National Literacy Trust team in London and at other Hub locations around the country.
One person in six has poor literacy skills that impact on every area of their life. A child without good reading, writing and communication skills will struggle to succeed at school, and as an adult they could be locked out of the job market. Poverty doubles the likelihood that, by the age of five, a child’s literacy skills will be below average.
We are an independent charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK. Our research and analysis make us the leading authority on literacy. We run projects in the poorest communities, campaign to make literacy a priority for politicians and parents, and support schools. Our mission is to give young people the literacy skills they need to get a job and lead a successful life.
As well as a competitive salary, we offer benefits including a generous annual leave allowance totalling 39 days (including bank holidays and office closure between Christmas and New Year), pensions contributions of 8% of annual salary, a cycle to work scheme, season ticket loans and other health and wellbeing benefits.
This role is based in Birmingham and provides an opportunity for secondment for employees the local authority or aligned services in the area.
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Unfortunately, we are unable to respond individually to applications so if you have not heard from us by the advertised interview date, this means we have not been able to shortlist your application this time.
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