North West Hub Leader, The Reader

This role requires a motivated and community minded individual.  The main thrust of the role is to sustain and expand The Reader’s Shared Reading work in a designated operational Hub, within the North West Region. We are looking for someone with demonstrable experience and love of working with volunteers to make great things happen.

You will be part of a great team working together to deliver a common goal. You will be required to produce regular reports and updates on progress in your area, ensuring targets and deadlines set by our funders are met

Key activities of the Hub Leader role will be:

·        To Coordinate training

·        To act as proactive ambassador for the reader recruiting and supporting  volunteers to ensure they have a great experience and deliver quality shared reading

·        Building local partner relationships that will help us ensure our groups reach the people who need them most, attract new volunteers and provide funding for future sustainability

The key responsibilities are to:

·        Oversee the work of a team of volunteers providing advice, help and support as needed

·        Support volunteers to deliver effective Shared Reading Groups in their communities

·        Run a support programme for a variety of volunteer roles: host meetings, one to one support, refresher workshops and safeguarding training

·        Develop a plan for local advocates to help recruit new group members and support hub activity

·        Create a community engagement plan; to build and strengthen relationships with a variety of stakeholders, introducing them to Shared Reading, bearing specific borough profiles in mind