London, Greater London




About the organisation

Our vision

We believe that every prisoner can be a reader

By giving people in prison the chance to unlock ... Read more

Job Description


Shannon Trust is a national charity supporting prisoners who can read to teach prisoners who can’t.

Our vision is to engage with every non-reading prisoner early in their sentence, to open up new avenues of opportunity, and give them hope for a new and different life. Shannon Trust supports and inspires people in prison to unlock the power of reading, changing their lives and those of their peers.

Learning to read isn’t just a brilliant thing – it changes lives, builds confidence, makes the world an easier place to live in and the impossible possible. Unlocking the power of reading as an adult has a ripple effect – it’s the beginning of a learning journey which when shared with future generations; children, grandchildren, family and friends, stops the cycle of non-reading in its tracks.


You’ll play a key role in delivering upon our vision of “Every prisoner a reader”, helping us unlock the power of reading. As an experienced and dynamic senior manager, you will bring with your expertise in project and volunteer management, the ability to lead, inspire and influence and a passion for supporting people to make positive changes in their lives.

We’re keen to encourage applications people from all backgrounds, and previous experience in the criminal justice sector or a similarly complex environment is particularly welcomed.

To apply, please download the recruitment pack and equal opportunities monitoring form. Please forward:

  • your CV together with covering letter outlining
  •  your suitability for the role against the person specification (no more than 1,000 words)
  • and one of the main challenges of this role and what you would do to overcome it (no more than 500 words
  • a completed equal opportunities monitoring form.

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