Project Manager, Home Learning Environment

Closing date: 5pm, Tuesday 11 December 2018

Salary: £32,000 per year

Contract: Fixed term for 18 months

Hours: 35 hours per week

Location: London SW8 / flexible location

Interviews: Monday 17 December

Are you an excellent project manager with experience of working with companies, recruiting and supporting volunteers and working with parents?

We are recruiting a Project Manager to support a new programme to improve early speech, language and communication for families living in areas of disadvantage.

You will be responsible for family engagement in our home learning environment programme, managing work across seven focus areas around the country. The programme will improve the home learning environment by engaging thousands of volunteers from businesses, with at least 60 volunteers actively engaged in each of the seven focus areas.

You will manage two Project Officers responsible for in-area work including public events, supported by business volunteers, to give parents and families information and support to strengthen what they do in the home to promote literacy. You will also manage the in-area work in Swindon.

You will be responsible for leading the team to deliver the target of supporting at least 2,100 families, across seven areas over 18 months and ensure that delivery complements existing National Literacy Trust activities.

You will need to experience of project management in a charity or education context, as well as working with businesses, recruiting and supporting volunteers and working with families of young children.

This is a unique opportunity to play a lead role in an ambitious and creative programme, working with a wide range of partners and impacting on the lives of families across the UK.

One person in seven has poor literacy skills that impact on every area of their life. A child without good reading, writing and communication skills can’t succeed at school, and as an adult they could be locked out of the job market. Poverty doubles the likelihood of literacy failure by the age of five.

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 of 28 days (plus bank holidays and office closure between Christmas and new year), and pensions contributions of 8% of annual salary.

Closing date: 5pm, Tuesday 11 December 2018

Application details

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