Closing date: 10am on Monday 27 January 2020
Salary: £32,000 to £36,000 per year
Hours: Part or full time, 21 to 35 hours per week
Interviews: Friday 7 February 2020
Are you an experienced project manager with a background in education and/or local government, and experience of managing relationships with funders and media partners?
We are recruiting a manager to lead our National Literacy Trust Hub in Nottingham. The Hub is a ten-year, place-based response to the challenges of intergenerational low literacy, and was launched in early 2018. You will work with local partners, and our national team, to develop and deliver activity as part of a city-wide 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 in Nottingham.
You will need extensive project management experience working in education or local government, as well as work with business or corporate partners. You will also need to be a strong team player, working closely with partners in Nottingham, 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 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 central Nottingham and provides an opportunity for secondment for employees of Nottingham local authority, or aligned services.
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