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Let's Talk Reading
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£25,000 pro rata
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Part Time
Closing date:
28 February 2020 01:00 PM
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Required from March 2020.
15 hpw, to be worked flexibly (mainly during school hours) term time, with very occasional weekend, evening and school holiday events. TOIL available.

The role of the Coordinator involves managing the day-to-day work of Let's Talk Reading - an Ipswich charity; running the office, supporting the Trustees and volunteers, and working with partner organisations.

You will be supervised and supported by the LTR Chair and a lead, very experienced, advisor. Training and support will be available. A laptop and mobile phone will be provided, along with mileage allowance when appropriate.

Let's Talk Reading (LTR) is a registered charity (CIO) which aims to eradicate low literacy in Ipswich by 2025, through focusing on all contributing aspects, particularly reading and communication skills, from birth to adulthood. To achieve this aim, we now work with 40 early years settings, 15 schools and several partner charities and organisations in all the disadvantaged areas of Ipswich.

LTR started 4 years ago and is now well established and recognised locally, with a properly equipped office in the centre of town. We now have 10+ volunteers, strong links to Read Easy Ipswich, Suffolk Babies, the Multi-Sensory Training Centre, the Jobcentre, local libraries and community organisations.

LTR is mainly funded by Ipswich Borough Council, the Ipswich Opportunity Area programme, Suffolk Community Foundation, local charities and a local sponsor.

Work includes:

  • coordinating and working with a team of 10+ volunteers who visit 40 local Early Years settings once or twice per term
  • supporting a Board of Trustees with 6+ members which meets 4 or 5 times per year
  • linking with a number of partner organisations
  • being the key contact point for the charity and supporting the Trustees to meet the requirements of the Charity Commission
  • maintaining the charity's website, and social media presence
  • identifying and submitting funding bids in conjunction with the Trustees.

We are looking for someone who:

  • is able to work independently and as a member of a team, following agreed objectives and priorities
  • can manage a small office and organise their own time and priorities
  • has experience in children's education, is knowledgeable and passionate about reading, communication and children's books
  • is confident with presentations and public speaking
  • is an effective administrator, including agenda planning, minute taking, and managing financial information, and can be responsible for handling purchases for the charity
  • is confident in using technology, including managing and updating the website and social media, carrying out research and keeping LTRs data and information up-to-date.

An application pack is available to download from the related information section.

Completed applications should be returned to John Helleur via email: john.helleur@letstalkreading.org.uk

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