Hours: 21 hours per week, term-time only (39 weeks per annum) 

Salary: £9,250 per annum (please note the annual salary is paid equally over 12 months and inclusive of paid annual leave allowance as annual leave is to be taken in school holidays) 

Proposed start date: January 25th 2016

Location: This role covers Hackney and the surrouding boroughs. On occasion, also the wider London area so access to a car or suitable public transport is required.

Office: Linked to London office near the Barbican

About the role 

As a Reading Helper Coordinator you will have the ability to match the skills and energy of your volunteers with primary school children who are struggling with their reading.

You must be professional and inspiring, as we're looking for an effective communicator, who can build trust within the school environment and provide ongoing support for volunteers so they can work confidently with local children.

As a natural problem solver, you will enjoy the challenges that this role presents because your support will make a direct impact for the children, the schools and the volunteers you come into contact with every day.

Main purpose and objectives of the job:

  • To support volunteers and schools to ensure that an effective and high quality service is delivered
  • To ensure volunteers feel motivated and supported so that continuity for the child is maintained
  • To challenge poor practice and ensure the Beanstalk standards are maintained at all times
  • To assist with the retention of schools and volunteers

Please see the Job Description & Person Specification for a more detailed description of the role. 

This is an exciting time for the organisation as we partner with Save The Children to help many more children to read, so flexibility and determination is essential in order to be part of this ambitious team. 

We are looking for an exceptional person, who is ready to make a difference!

To Apply

Applicants should submit a CV and a supporting statement (maximum 1000 words) stating why you are interested in the role and how you meet each of the criteria in the person specification to recruitment@beanstalkcharity.org.uk Please quote reference, BWRHCLNE0116 in the subject line of your email.

Please also complete the Beanstalk Monitoring Form and include alongside your email application. 

The deadline for applications is: 12 noon on 13th January 2015 

Interview Date and Location: w/c 18th January 2016, London

For more information please call Nataly on 0207 749 7970. NO AGENCIES PLEASE

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.