Are you a strong leader with a passion to help children read and develop confidence?

Do you thrive on managing teams, developing new partnerships and promoting great work? Then come and join Beanstalk at an exciting point of our growth plan.

We're looking for a leading light with drive, enthusiasm and excellent relationship skills to drive forward our exciting vision for London. 

You will be confident and experienced in developing strategy which creates new opportunities in under developed areas.

With strong communication skills, you will enjoy dealing with operational issues, managing a large team of staff, volunteers and partners at all levels.

It will be your role to develop and deliver a plan for London that brings new partners on board; helps more children; supports the team to deliver through hundreds of volunteers, and to represent Beanstalk externally, including with the media.

Reporting to the Director of Local Services you will play a vital role in ensuring the future growth of Beanstalk on a national level.


  • Knowledge and understanding of education and literacy
  • Ability to represent and promote Beanstalk
  • Experience of operational delivery
  • Experience of developing and delivering plans that support external agencies
  • Experience of identifying and exploiting new opportunities
  • Experience of motivating and managing a team of staff and volunteers
  • Experience of working with child protection legislation and implementing good practice

For more information please see the Job Description and Person Specification.

To Apply

Applicants should submit;

  1. CV
  2. Supporting statement (maximum 1000 words):
  • outline your relevant experience;
  • state why you are interested in the role and;
  • how you meet the criteria in the person specification.
  1. Completed Beanstalk Monitoring Form

Email your application to [email protected]. Please quote reference, BWLAM1017 and your FULL NAME in the subject line of your email. 

Closing Date: 25th October 2017 (Candidates may be contacted prior to the closing date) 

Interview Date and Location: Candidates should be available for interview on Tuesday 7th November | London

For more information please email [email protected] 

Beanstalk is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A DBS disclosure may be requested for the successful candidate.