Project Manager, Home Learning Environment

Key information about the role

Closing date: 10am, Monday 6 June 2022

Interviews: w/c Monday 13 June 2022

Salary: £32,000 per year

Contract: Fixed term until 31 March 2023

Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week

Location: Based in London SW8 / home and flexible working

We are on a mission to give children and young people from disadvantaged communities the literacy skills to succeed in life. You could join us to help deliver our programmes supporting families with pre-school children.

What you’ll be doing

With funding from the Department for Education, our Home Learning Environment team is working with local partners and coordinators in targeted locations around the country to deliver a range of campaigns and project activity. You will be responsible for delivering programmes that enable parents and carers of under-fives to create language and literacy-rich home learning environments.

You will work with each local area to agree project milestones and campaign targets, and develop project plans to ensure work is on track. You will also develop training to ensure partners are equipped to deliver project activity and support campaign delivery, including onsite support with events when necessary.

You will also work with the Programme Manager to develop our strategy for this work and secure funding for the future.

What we’re looking for

You will be an experienced project manager with experience of stakeholder/ partnership management. You will also need an awareness of the importance of the home learning environment, and good knowledge of work around schools, education and parental engagement. Experience of working with families of young children, recruiting and supporting volunteers, and event management would be an advantage.

Above all, you will be passionate about work to support the home learning environment, and the difference we can make through targeted support for families.

Why our work is so vital

Poor literacy and resulting inequality is not inevitable. The National Literacy Trust improves the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills of those who need it most, giving them the best possible chance of success.

We make society fairer. Poor literacy creates social and economic inequality. The one in six adults in the UK with poor literacy earn less, are less likely to vote and more likely to experience health inequalities.

We enable social mobility. A child without literacy skills can’t succeed at school, and as an adult they will be locked out of the job market. The pattern is intergenerational and starts at birth.

Our work is targeted at communities with the highest levels of disadvantage and the lowest levels of literacy. We support thousands of schools and early years settings, bringing in wonderful partners like the Premier League and the nation’s best publishers who bring literacy alive. We campaign to make literacy a priority for our nation’s leaders. Our research and analysis make us the leading authority on literacy and drive our interventions.

What we offer you

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), pension contributions of 8% of annual salary, a cycle to work scheme, employee assistance programme and other health and wellbeing benefits.

We support flexible working and promote a workplace where you can be yourself and contribute to our success, whoever you are.

Application details

Our people are our most important asset and we value and respect diversity in all its forms (seen and unseen). We particularly welcome applications from those from Black and Asian backgrounds, as well as candidates with disabilities and from the communities in which we work. We would like to increase representation of these groups among our staff as we know greater diversity will lead to an even greater impact for our work.

For more information and to apply, download the files below.

Please also complete our online equal opportunities monitoring form when you submit your application.

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.

Please note we do not accept CVs. No agencies or recruitment sites