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Project Manager, Young Writers (Bradford)

Key information

Closing date: 10am, Monday 4 March 2024

Salary: £30,450 per year pro rata (0.6 FTE)

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Part-time, 21 hours per week

Location: Based in Bradford as a home working role

Interviews: Online, Monday 11 March 2024

We empower people with the literacy skills they need to succeed in life. Together we're helping people change their stories. You could join us as Project Manager in our Young Writers team, managing the Goldsmiths 500 Children Challenge across 25 schools in Bradford.

What you’ll be doing

Our evidence-based Young Writers programme identifies, trains and supports schools to develop lasting writing-for-enjoyment practices. Underlying this, is our view that every young person is a writer.

We are recruiting a Project Manager to lead the development and delivery of the Goldsmiths 500 Children Challenge, empowering teachers to deliver a powerful sequence of memorable cultural experiences and curated follow-up lessons to improve the literacy skills of disadvantaged children across 25 schools in Bradford. You will also maintain regular contact with key stakeholders and project partners, as well as gathering data, sharing learning and developing case studies to build an evidence base of impact.

You will be based in Bradford, working from home with regular local travel and national travel as required.

What we’re looking for

As well as being an excellent project manager, you will need proven experience as a classroom teacher and a basis of developing and delivering professional development activities for other educators. You will have excellent understanding of what constitutes high quality teaching and of varied learning strategies, coupled with experience of managing external stakeholders and strong communication skills.

Why our work is so vital

Literacy changes everything.

It gives you the tools to get the most out of life, and the power to shape your future. It’s the key to knowledge, confidence and inspiration. It’s better results at school, and better jobs. If children grow up without the tools to communicate, without books to read or opportunities to write, it’s harder to get where you want to go.

The National Literacy Trust is an independent charity helping people overcome these challenges and change their life chances through the power of words – reading, writing, speaking and listening. From first words, through school days to training, jobs and beyond.

  • We work collaboratively in local communities, focusing our work in 20 areas of the UK that are facing the biggest challenges.
  • We support schools, developing the most effective tools and techniques and providing resources and programmes to engage and inspire children.
  • We campaign to make literacy a priority for politicians and decision-makers.
  • We support vulnerable adults, people in the criminal justice system and young offenders’ institutions to build their literacy skills

What we offer you

Our team are passionate about our mission and we have a strong and positive working culture, based on shared values and respect. We offer a range of flexible working options and promote a workplace where you can be yourself and contribute to our success, whoever you are.

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.

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.

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