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 delighted that you are interested in working for us and here is where you can find out about our job opportunities. We currently have the following vacancies:
Evaluation and Impact Research Manager
The Reading Agency is seeking to recruit an experienced researcher to showcase and promote the ongoing development of the reading outcomes framework toolkit - an innovative collaborative project to help improve impact evaluation across the reading sector.
The successful applicant will also lead the development of a robust, best practice approach to research and evaluation across the work of The Reading Agency and will require outstanding statistical and data analysis skills along with experience of commissioning and conducting independent research.
To find out more please download the full job description and person specification.
Please download the application form. Send your completed application form along with your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
- The closing date for applications is 5.00 pm on Monday 6 February 2017
- Interviews will be held in central London on Friday 24 February 2017
Programme Assistant x 2
We are also looking for two creative and enthusiastic programme assistants. You will need excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills. You will also require a thorough understanding of digital formats and social media, and have digital editorial experience.
1. Programme Assistant, Adult Publishers
This role will support the delivery of Reading Partners, a unique and longstanding partnership between The Reading Agency and the publishing industry. You will work with the Assistant Programme Manager to deliver creative author and book campaigns in partnership with publishers, reading groups, libraries and other institutions. This role is full time and initially for a period of three months.
2. Programme Assistant, Promotions
This role will support the Assistant Programme Manager, Promotions to run book prize and book club promotions and coordinate the Radio 2 Fiction and Non Fiction Book Clubs. This role is part time (3 days per week) to the end of June.
To find out more please download the job descriptions:
Programme Assistant Adult Publishers
Programme Assistant Promotions
Please download the application form. Send your completed application form along with your CV to email@example.com
- The closing date for applications is 5.00 pm on Monday 30 January 2017
- Interviews will be held in central London on Tuesday 7 and Thursday 9 February 2017
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Invitations to tender
Reading outcomes framework toolkit
The Reading Agency has been working in partnership with organisations across the reading sector to develop a reading outcomes framework toolkit. The toolkit is freely available and can be used by anyone working to encourage reading for pleasure and empowerment. It outlines existing evidence about the outcomes of reading for pleasure and empowerment and provides guidance about how to evaluate the impact of projects and programmes that aim to encourage reading.
We are issuing an invitation to tender to carry out a review of measures of reading engagement. The purpose of this project is to improve and strengthen the reading engagement section of the reading outcomes framework toolkit. The project will involve collating a bank of measures of reading engagement that can be added to the toolkit, highlighting measures that are currently in development and identifying where gaps exist. Responses to the invitation to tender should be submitted to
firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on 27 January 2017. Interviews will take place on the 6 February.
Download the invitation to tender
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.