Key Information

Contract: Permanent 

Hours: 35 hours per week

Location: based at our vibrant London hub near Barbican

Salary: £28,000 per annum 

Proposed start date: September 2018

About the role

The Deputy Area Manager is a key new position, introduced to support the Area Manager and lead on operational delivery. Deputising where needed, this role will also manage the team of London based Coordinators.

The Deputy Area Manager will support the Area Manager in the growth and maintenance of local service delivery, enabling Beanstalk to provide literacy support to more children across Greater London. They will be expected to support on all elements of the operational delivery including developing and maintaining processes, systems and budgets.

The Deputy Area Manager will need to develop strong relationships across the organisation and with key external stakeholders. The support and management of a large team of remote workers across London is a key element of the role.

The ideal candidate; 

  • will be a highly motivated and experienced line manager who will play a key role in developing effective relationships 
  • will have the skills and know-how for effective operational delivery
  • will be confident and effective collaborating with external stakeholders 
  • is able to work collaboratively with colleagues in actively supporting new initiatives 
  • can ensure that staff and volunteer policy and procedure, organisational messaging and best practice is understood and implemented

If you are passionate about the work of Beanstalk and this fits your skills and experience, get in touch. 


  • Experience of motivating and managing a team
  • Proven experience of managing projects and/or programmes across teams with successful outcomes
  • Proven experience of developing and embedding successful new systems, procedures and strategic growth plans
  • Proven experience of working in partnership and being an ambassador for an organisation with varied stakeholders
  • Budget management and financial processes experience
  • Experienced in embedding and managing change
  • Demonstrable experience of meeting operational objectives, targets and deadlines. Demonstrates can deliver results.
  • External communication and presentation skills.
  • Passionate about literacy and reading.
  • Diligent, dynamic and a great communicator
  • 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, BWDepManLondon19 and your FULL NAME in the subject line of your email. 

Closing Date: 9am on Monday 30th July. Candidates may be contacted prior to the closing date. 

Interview Date and Location: Candidates should be available for interview on: 6th August 2018 in 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.

Data protection

Beanstalk is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner’s Officer under the Data Protection Act 1998. Our registration number is Z653658X. The data we gather and hold is managed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.

The legal basis for processing the data you provide as part of your job application is legitimate interest as we require this data to determine your suitability for the roles we are recruiting for. By sending us this data you are consenting for us to process the data for the following purposes: to enable Beanstalk to create an electronic and paper record of your application; to enable the application to be processed to determine your suitability to work for us; to enable the organisation to compile statistics, or to assist other organisations to do so, provided that no statistical information that would identify you as an individual will be published.

We respect your privacy and promise to keep your data safe and secure. We will not disclose, or share personal information supplied by you with any third party organisations, without your consent. We may share data with external consultants who sit on your interview panel.

We will retain your information for one year if you are unsuccessful in your application. If you are successful it will become part of your personnel file and be kept for the duration of your employment with Beanstalk, plus six years.

You can update your data or ask to have your data deleted by contacting us on [email protected].

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