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Project Manager - Sport and Literacy (Part Time, One Year Contract)
The National Literacy Trust
  • Salary £28,000 pro rata plus benefits
  • Location City of London, London, Greater London
  • Job Type Permanent
  • Category Fundraising , Project Management
  • Sectors Education
  • Job Reference : NLAAC2307/JH-MK

Job Description

Project Manager - Sport and Literacy (Part Time, One Year Contract) 
London, SW8 

Are you an experienced Project Manager from an educational or sports background? Could you thrive in an environment where sport and literacy are combined to engage and motivate young people to read? If so, read on. 

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 now seeking a Project Manager to deliver our Skills Academy programme, which combines sport and literacy to increase engagement and motivation, and help young people improve their reading skills. 

Your Rewards: 

- The chance to help ensure high levels of literacy are prevalent throughout the UK 
- A salary of £28,000 pro rata 
- A generous annual leave allowance of 28 days pro rata (plus bank holidays and office closure between Christmas and new year) 
- Pension contributions of 8% of your annual salary 

Literacy is vital to the development of our society and this is your opportunity to develop the skills in young people that will enable them to succeed, make a difference in their own right and help create a world of educated, forward-thinking and enlightened people. 

In 2016 - 2017, we supported literacy in over 100,000 children, nearly 4,000 schools and over 100 early years settings. In 2018 we celebrate our 25th anniversary, and the impact of this work, including improving school readiness in Middlesbrough and the writing skills of teenage boys in Bradford. 

This is new post to support the expanded Skills Academy programme, working with a new funder. You will have the chance to take ownership of delivery and make it a success. So, if you are looking for a fresh challenge this is the role for you.

Your Role: 
 
As our Project Manager, you will be tasked with all aspects of delivery, from recruiting schools to evaluation, for a proven literacy intervention aimed at improving reading skills amongst young people. Using sport and other hobbies, Skills Academy engages secondary school students and provides them with the skills that are vital to their educational development. 
 
Due to new funding, the Skills Academy programme is growing and your role will be integral to the success of the project.

About You: 

To be considered as a Project Manager, you will need: 

- Experience as a project manager within an education or sports background 
- A strong team player mentality 
- A passion for literacy 
- The drive to make a difference 

Other companies may call this role Project Manager, Programme Manager, Project Delivery Manager, Education Project Manager or Sports Programme Manager. 

Please note, the closing date for applications is the 23rd July 2018. 

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. 

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