The Reading Agency is a dynamic 'think and do' organisation committed to inspiring more people to read more, encouraging them to share their enjoyment of reading and celebrating the difference reading makes to our lives.
Based at the Free Word Centre in Farringdon, we welcome people into our workforce who are enthusiastic, creative and have a passion for reading and the written word - in all its marvellous forms.
We are pleased that you are interested in working for us. This is where you will find details of any current opportunities.
Programme Manager, Reading Friends
We are looking for an experienced project manager to manage the planning and development of a new flagship programme - Reading Friends.
Reading Friends is a four year reading focused befriending programme for lonely and isolated older people including people with dementia and same generation carers. Reading Friends is funded by The Big Lottery, co-produced with older people and delivered by The Reading Agency in partnership with key stakeholders.
This is a full time 9 month contract in the first instance, renewable annually to cover the four years of the programme, and is based at our office in Central London.
You will need experience of programme design, delivery and evaluation to apply for this role. Knowledge of the health and older people's sector and an understanding of the library sector are also desirable.
To find out more please download the full job description and person specification.
To apply, please download and submit the application form, along with your CV and a covering letter.
The closing date for applications is 5.00 pm on Monday 3 October 2016.
Interviews will be held in Central London on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 October 2016.
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Equal opportunities and diversity
We are committed to equal opportunities in all aspects of our work. We are committed to ensuring that no contractor, job applicant or employee is discriminated against on the grounds of race, colour, age, gender or gender re-assignment, nationality or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, parental status, political or religious beliefs, disability, marital status or trade union membership.