Co-ordinator with Read Easy Hackney
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Read Easy Hackney is an established charity that supports adults to learn to read in the London Borough of Hackney. Due to our expansion, we are looking to recruit another well-organised Coordinator to help with the day-to-day running of the group. You will be working with a strong team of enthusiastic and committed volunteers to: • provide ongoing support to your group of Coaches; • help our Volunteer Recruiter shortlist and interview new volunteer Reading Coaches; • assess new Readers and match them to Reading Coaches; • observe Reading Pairs (a Reader and Reading Coach) to maintain quality of service; • present certificates to Readers as they move through the (5) different stages of the reading programme manuals; • carry out a 'finisher interview' with Readers on completion of the programme; • collaborate with the team's existing Coordinators in keeping records and reporting to the management team at monthly team meetings. The role requires tact and diplomacy, empathy and kindness, commitment and flexibility as well as the ability to be firm and clear-cut when necessary - and a sense of humour! Full training is provided.
Volunteer Management,Administration,Advice, Information & Support
Admin, Basic IT skills - internet & email, Managing People, Organising & Planning, Reading & Writing
The role requires tact and diplomacy, empathy and kindness, commitment and flexibility as well as the ability to be firm and clear-cut when necessary - and a sense of humour!
Full training given and a supportive team, the chance to empower people in your local area to improve their lives by learning to read.
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Read Easy Hackney welcomes applications from anyone who has the enthusiasm, skills and time necessary for this rewarding role.
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You need to commit to a regular volunteering opportunity of around an hour a week. The table below shows the commitment required for each level of the DofE.
Minimum time: 3 or 6 monthsYou must do one of your volunteering, Physical or Skills sections for 6 months, the others for 3.
Minimum time: 6 or 12 monthsIf you heven't achieved your Bronze Award, you must extend your volunteering or the longer of your Physical or Skills sections to 12 months.
Minimum time: 12 or 18 monthsIf you heven't achieved your Silver Award, you must extend your volunteering or the longer of your Physical or Skills sections to 18 months.