Coordinator

Read Easy UK

Name: Coordinator
Organisation: Read Easy UK
Location: Weston-super-Mare
Type: Part Time
The Coordinator works according to a flexible schedule to: - support the selection of volunteer reading Coaches; - assign Coaches to adult learners (Readers); - provide ongoing support to Coaches; - monitor progress With a team of two Coordinators the expected commitment is the equivalent of 1 - 2 days per week.

Description

We need two compassionate, organised people to support and manage our team of volunteer reading coaches.

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Organisation Description

Read Easy is a not-for-profit organisation that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to give one-to-one tuition to adults who struggle with reading.
The service is delivered by local, independent affiliated groups.

A new affiliated group is being established to serve Weston-super-Mare. The group will be known as ‘Read Easy Weston-super-Mare’. The group itself will not have independent charitable status – it will be an Unincorporated Association.


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Cause / Interests

  • Drugs and Addictions
  • Education and Literacy
  • Employment
  • Families
  • Mental Health
  • Prisoners and Ex-Offenders

Types of Activity

  • Administration
  • Advice, Information and Support
  • Community Work
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching, Training and Coaching

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

The Coordinator needs to be an organised person with strong interpersonal skills and and a heart for adults who are unable to read. With a team of two Coordinators the weekly time commitment will be the equivalent of 1 - 2 days, with flexibility to fit in with the coaching schedule.

Own transport is an advantage - the Coordinator needs to travel to a range of coaching venues within Weston-super-Mare.


Benefits

This is a demanding and very rewarding role. Supported by the management team the Coordinator has the opportunity to support and direct a team of volunteer coaches who are delivering free one-to-one coaching to adults who struggle with reading. By providing basic literacy skills through a proven programme, the lives of many adults will be transformed.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 25
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: Travel and incidental expenses are reimbursed
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Full training is given by Read Easy UK
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: Full training is given by Read Easy UK
Other: The Coordinators are supported and guided by the management team and work according to established procedures.

Recruitment Method

Application form, References, DBS Check, Interview