The Reader Organisation Vacancy

Family Project Worker (Everton)

Full time, one-year fixed term contract
Salary: £15,000 - £18,000 per annum (depending upon experience)

The Reader Organisation (TRO) is looking for a versatile and enthusiastic person to take responsibility for a whole population reading project in the Everton area of Liverpool. Client groups will include parents with infants, school children, adolescents and adults, and there will be elements of outreach and informal training as well as group delivery. If you can enjoy your mornings helping parents share picture books, crafts and nursery rhymes with their little ones, and your afternoons reading The Sea Wolf with the mens’ group, this could be the post for you!

You will be required to set-up, establish and facilitate weekly story-times and shared reading groups in order to promote reading for pleasure, well-being and family literacy. You will also run informal training courses for parents and carers around reading with their children, take the lead in organizing one-off family events and supporting Thrive at 5, a large-scale local book project in the area by signing families up. In addition, you will be expected to take an active role and interest in the core business of TRO which includes training others in shared reading techniques, communicating the work of TRO effectively and fundraising.

To apply, visit www.thereader.org.uk click on the ‘About Us’ tab and scroll down to ‘Job Opportunities’ to view the full job description and download an application form. Please complete the application form and submit a covering letter, explaining how you meet the requirements of this role, to michellebarrett@thereader.org.uk. CVs will not be considered.

Deadline for applications: 3pm, Friday 12 April 2013. Applications arriving after 3pm will not be considered You will be notified if you are to be called for interview by Tuesday 16 April. If you have not heard from TRO by then, you have been unsuccessful.

Interviews: Morning of Wednesday 17 April 2013
Role begins: As soon as possible thereafter.