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Volunteer Team Leader Read Easy Cornwall

Read Easy Cornwall


Posted over 30 days ago...

We are looking for a new Team Leader.  Would you like to use your enthusiasm and skills to lead a group of volunteers running a vital community service in Cornwall?  


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Cornwall, PL26 6EY

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Read Easy launched in Cornwall in 2022 and we are looking to recruit a Team Leader to our Management Team. We are hoping to help more adults in Cornwall who need reading support. We know that there are a surprisingly large number of adults in Cornwall who can’t read or struggle with everyday reading, and we’re passionate about transforming more lives in the community through our proven, confidential programme of free, one-to-one, volunteer-led adult reading coaching.  If you’re inspired to lead others and be part of a genuinely transformational charity, then why not volunteer with Read Easy and use your leadership skills to guide and support a team of local volunteers. As the Team Leader you will manage meetings, set agendas, take responsibility for the project, network within your local community and be a passionate spokesperson for your local group. This is a hugely important role in the Management Team, and you will be responsible for ensuring the proper and effective direction of your local group from the front. This role will appeal to people who are motivated by managing a team of diverse volunteers, and by the challenge of ultimately helping hundreds of adults in their community who can’t read. To be an effective Management Team Leader, you will be committed and enjoy using your own initiative. Ideally, you will also be confident, as well as passionate about helping others and bringing the community together.  The successful Team Leader is likely to need to have the equivalent of at least one day per week to spare and some of this time needs to be within the working week in order to network with other organisations.

What are we looking for?

Strong leadership and team management skills and experience with the ability to motivate and inspire trust and confidence in others An ability to think and act strategically, set goals, plan work and delegate An open attitude that encourages two way communication and willingness to ask for and offer support to the team A non-judgmental attitude and respect for others, with a commitment to equality and diversity Energy and enthusiasm 

What difference will you make?

The impact of learning to read is tangible for both volunteers and new readers. The phrase we hear from our new readers time-and-time again is ‘life-changing’. But for our volunteers too the process of helping adults learn to read can have a profound effect on their lives. If you’d like to play a key part in helping to transform the lives of adults near you, think you can offer the time, while developing existing skills and learning new ones in a supportive environment, then why not get in touch?


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