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Community Project Officer - Part Time (Two Year FT...

Posted on Jan 24, 2019 by The National Literacy Trust

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom
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3 Jan 2019
Annual Salary
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Community Project Officer - Part Time (Two Year FTC)
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

About Us

The National Literacy Trust is a national charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK. We run projects in the poorest communities, campaign to make literacy a priority for politicians and parents, and support schools. Our mission is to give young people the literacy skills they need to get a job and lead a successful life.

One person in seven in the UK has poor literacy skills that impact on every area of their life. A child without good reading, writing and communication skills can't succeed at school, and as an adult they could be locked out of the job market. Poverty doubles the likelihood of literacy failure by the age of five.

We are seeking a Community Project Officer to support our Literacy Champions programme in Peterborough, on a part time basis for a two year fixed-term contract.

The Benefits

- Salary of £25,000 per annum pro rata
- Pension scheme
- Make a real difference with an ambitious, forward-thinking charity
- 28 days' holiday pro rata plus Bank Holidays and a Christmas closure

If you are an ambitious charity programme professional with experience with volunteers and looking to develop your career, do more and help in further ways, this is the ideal role in which to consolidate your skills and experience and push yourself forward on your career path.

So, if you are ready to make a difference to the next generation, ready to build an excellent career path and ready to do something incredible for children and families, this is the role for you.

Your Role

As a Community Project Officer, you will be tasked with supporting volunteers to become Literacy Champions; engaged people who take action to support literacy outcomes across Peterborough.

Working within targeted communities, you will identify potential volunteers and volunteering opportunities, and develop strategies for recruiting, training and supporting volunteers.

This programme is part of the National Literacy Trust Hub in Peterborough. The Hub brings together a wide range of partners, including businesses, health, education and cultural organisations, to find local solutions to the challenges of intergenerational low literacy.

Specifically, your role will involve:

- Creating processes and resources that support the Literacy Champions programme
- Supporting the Hub Manager in various projects to raise literacy levels
- Overseeing a parent and carer steering group that informs our work
- Achieving a target of 30 recruited volunteers over a 12 month period
- Supporting background checks for volunteers
- Acting as the point of contact for the programme
- Maintaining project plans and budgets

About You

To be considered as a Community Project Officer, you will need:

- Experience of recruiting, training and supporting volunteers
- Project support experience within a charity or educational context
- Experience of developing resources and training materials
- Experience of maintaining project plans and budgets and reporting against them
- A proven track record of co-ordinating goods and supplies, including placing and tracking orders

Experience of handling sensitive and/or confidential information would be beneficial to your application. Experience of community mobilisation would also be advantageous.

Other organisations may call this role Project Officer, Programme Officer, Education Project Officer, Volunteer Officer, Charity Officer, Volunteer Recruiter, Project Manager, Charity Project Manager, or Education Project Manager.

This is a part time role working 14 hours per week, with the potential for home and flexible working.

The closing date for this role is 10am on Monday 28th January 2019.

The National Literacy Trust is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, ethnicity or religion.

So, if you are ready to support literacy as a Community Project Officer, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Reference: 621535522