The Reader Vacancy: Wigan Community and Training Lead

Salary: £17,000-£22,000
Hours: Part-time (0.4 full-time equivalent)

The Reader is a social enterprise with a national and international remit that develops innovative shared reading-aloud groups in diverse communities across society. Shared Reading is The Reader’s social outreach project. Groups meet in community centres, libraries, homeless shelters, schools, hospitals, doctors’ surgeries, drug rehab units and care homes to enjoy great books and poems together.

The main responsibility of this role is to support volunteers and nurture partnerships to support the project, which places volunteers reading with older people living with dementia across Wigan.  You will also develop and deliver a publicity plan to raise awareness of the project and build up contacts locally to set up referral routes into groups where appropriate.

You must have a driving license and use of a car, and be willing to undergo a fully enhanced DBS check. Training and supervision in Shared Reading and Safeguarding practice will be provided.

To apply, visit www.thereader.org.uk and select the ‘Get Involved Section’ where you will be able to view the full job description, recruitment pack and download an application form. Complete the application form, quoting VACANCY REFERENCE CODE: 10/2018, and submit to kateharrison@thereader.org.uk. Do not just send in a CV.

Deadline: Tuesday 24 July 2018, 9am. Applications arriving after 9am will not be considered

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