Last year 1 in 4 children left primary school unable to read well. These children are at risk of the damaging long-term effects of poor literacy.
Coram Beanstalk is a dynamic and expanding national children’s charity that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to work in education settings with children aged 3 to 13 who have fallen behind with their reading or are at risk of doing so. Our trained reading helpers provide the consistent, dedicated support they need to improve their reading ability and confidence, therefore better enabling them to read, grow and thrive.
Hours and location:
35 hours per week
Role will be predominantly home based, with occasional local (North West) and national travel.
Salary: £19,000 p.a.
Working Pattern: Monday to Friday, flexibility will be considered
Proposed start date: December 2019/January 2020
About the role
We are looking to recruit two Support Representatives to join our national Support Services team in the North West of England.
Our Support Representatives provide both reactive and proactive support to Coram Beanstalk’s active volunteers and educational settings predominantly through telephone and email contact, with occasional face to face support and attendance at events.
They will work closely with Coram Beanstalk’s internal teams to ensure our volunteers have a smooth journey and positive experience with Coram Beanstalk.
Please see the job description attached for further information.
The ideal candidate
You will be committed to our belief that life is better when everyone can read well and express themselves with confidence.
We are looking for passionate self-starters with good organisational skills who are able to manage the tasks generated by supporting a large volunteer network within the educational environment.
You will have excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both verbally and written, able to operate with a good deal of autonomy and cope well under pressure. Ability to work remotely through the use of technology is essential, as well as effective use of our systems such as our CRM database.
You will be joining an existing, high quality team; you’ll be expected to work positively and in a supporting manner within this team as well as with colleagues across the organisation.
To apply, please click on the 'apply now' button to be redirected to the application form.
For more information about the main duties and responsibilities of this role please refer to the job description and person specification.
Closing Date: 9am, Tuesday 5th November 2019
Interview Date: Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th November 2019
All posts are subjected to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and successful candidates will not be able to work unsupervised with children or young people until the completion of this process.
We ask that recruitment agencies do not contact us in relation to this position. We have chosen to recruit directly as this helps us to minimise our recruitment costs, ensuring that valuable funds aren't diverted from the children and young people we help.
Registered Charity Number 29645