Key Information 

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: £19,000 (based on £10.44 per hour)

Proposed start date: February 2018 

Location: North East London and surrounding. This role will involve being out and about across the areas so access to public transport or use of a car is essential. 

About the role 

Beanstalk Coordinators are the local face of Beanstalk; responsible for ensuring and maintaining a positive relationship between Beanstalk, volunteers and schools in the local community. 

We are looking for a self-starter who is passionate about helping our volunteers to inspire and motivate children who are struggling with their reading and who are encouraging them to develop a love of books and stories. The right person will be confident talking to leaders in educational settings to help them get the best experience of the Beanstalk programmes.

The post holder is responsible for the placement of volunteers in education settings, checking progress and providing ongoing support. 

The coordinator will support awareness raising activity in their local area, attend events and promote the benefits of supporting Beanstalk.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience in volunteer co-ordination or similar, be interested in education, and confident in managing external relationships. 

If this fits you and your interests, then we’d be keen to hear from you.


  • Knowledge of community engagement and relationship management.
  • Proven experience in delivering high level customer service
  • Ability to represent an organisation at different levels for different audiences
  • Demonstrable experience of working to objectives, targets and deadlines
  • External communication & presentation skills
  • Passionate about literacy and reading
  • Efficient diary management, the ability to work to tight deadlines and to perform well under pressure
  • Ability to implement safeguarding, child protection and 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.

      3. Completed Beanstalk Monitoring Form 

Email your application to [email protected]. Please quote reference, BWCNEL0218 and your FULL NAME in the subject line of your email. 

Closing Date: 9am, Monday 29th January 2018. Candidates may be contacted prior to the closing date. 

Interview Date and Location: Candidates should be available for interview Thursday 1st February, 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 will be requested for the successful candidate.