Family Programmes Manager

Are you passionate about giving children the very best start? Would you like to help children in Wandsworth learn to love to read?

Are you able to build good relationships with young children and their parents/carers?

Would you enjoy being part of a small, friendly team, where hours can be flexible?

Learn to Love to Read is a local charity that supports children who are finding learning to read challenging or who are at risk of starting school poorly prepared for learning to read.

We work in partnership with local primary schools, nurseries, children’s centres and other charities. We train and provide reading volunteers to our partner schools; increase parents’ confidence and skills in supporting their children’s reading through talks, workshops and events; and deliver sets of Early Years classes for parents and their children in venues across Wandsworth and online.

We are looking to recruit an Family Programme Manager:

* 15-20 hours per week during school term, plus limited flexible hours during school holidays
* Must be available to deliver Early Years classes at schools for a 9am start once or twice a week (days will vary each half term) but flexibility with working hours beyond that
* Mainly home-based role (should ideally live in the borough of Wandsworth)
* Must hold a driver’s licence and have access to a car as classes will be delivered across Wandsworth, including Tooting, Southfields, Battersea and Roehampton
* Annual salary of full-time equivalent £30,576 (pro rata for this part time role)

We are looking for a self-motivated, energetic and organised individual for this position. The successful candidate will work closely with the Director to deliver and develop our family programmes offer. This is a largely term-time position (15-20 hours a week for 39 weeks per year) with limited flexible hours during the holidays to be agreed.

The Family Programmes Manager will be responsible for planning, resourcing, delivering and evaluating Early Years classes, both face-to-face and online. The role also includes developing and implementing ongoing messaging and summer holiday initiatives as well as building and maintaining relationships with suitable local partners and referring professionals.

Role requirements
A passion for helping children learn to love to read and flexibility to adapt to the needs of a small organisation are essential. Candidates will need to have the confidence to develop and deliver Early Years classes in a range of settings and the efficiency and eye for detail to manage existing activities. Candidates must have experience of using a full range of IT programmes, including Google Suite and Microsoft Office. The ability to engage comfortably with a range of people, including children, parents, local professionals and partners, is important. Candidates must be able to work independently as the role is predominantly home-based, though there will be some regular in-person activities.

Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities
We believe that children should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and keep them safe, and we are committed to practise in a way that protects them. We require all our staff to share this commitment. All applicants will need to go through a safer recruitment process. There will be questions about safeguarding in the interview. Any job offer will be subject to candidates receiving a clear enhanced DBS check (criminal record check) and the receipt of two suitable references. Learn to Love to Read is committed to working without bias and offering equal opportunities for our staff and volunteers. We are committed to valuing diversity and working inclusively across all our activities.

Application process
Please complete the application form below and send a CV and covering letter to [email protected].  If you have any questions or would like to arrange a chat about the role, please contact [email protected].

We are looking to appoint as soon as possible, so if you are interested, please apply immediately. 

Family Programmes Manager job specification

Staff Application Form

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a DBS check. Do you have any past convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that would not be filtered in line with current guidance, or any pending cases?

Please also send a covering letter and CV to [email protected]


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Learn to Love to Read is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1175288 at St Michael's Church, 71 Wimbledon Park Road, Southfields, London SW18 5TT. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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