The Reader Vacancy: Story Hunter

Salary: £7.50 per hour

Hours: Zero hours contract, working pattern covers 9am-7pm, Monday to Sunday

Contract: Until Monday 4 September 2017

The Storybarn is a creative, interactive environment in which children can feel thoroughly alive and creative in the company of quality literature. The Reader believes that books offer children a way to understand the world in which they live and the worlds inside themselves. The charity exists to provide book-routes into this inner space, and to develop shared understandings of both it, and the outer world.

Training will be provided, with space for creative adaptation of delivery for applicants to really make the role their own.

This role could be for you if you:

  • Passionately believe in the value of reading
  • Are flexible, enthusiastic and positive
  • Are incredible outgoing and confident working with children and families
  • Are Compassionate and creative

Key responsibilities include inspiring young people to love reading and to feel confident and relaxed in the company of books, and creating an exciting, stimulating environment in the Storybarn, to encourage children to make meaningful connections with the texts. This may involve using props such as puppets, musical instruments and other items to stimulate creative play. You must be excellent at reading aloud.

Training and supervision in shared reading and safeguarding practice will be provided. You must be willing to undertake a DBS check.

To apply, visit www.thereader.org.uk and select the ‘Working with Us’ tab where you will be able to view the full job description and download an application form. Return the application form with a covering letter, explaining how you meet the requirements of this role, to kateharrison@thereader.org.uk. Your covering letter is an opportunity for you to include any additional information which could not be explained within the application form. Please do not just send in a CV.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 2 August 2017, 9am. Applications arriving after 9am will not be considered.

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