Project Manager, Our Stories Festival (Part Time,

The National Literacy Trust
£10,000 - £14,999
09 Apr 2019
17 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Part Time
Project Manager, Our Stories Festival (Part Time, 12 Month Contract)
Bradford, West Yorkshire (office/field based, covering sites throughout the city)

About Us

The National Literacy Trust is a national charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK. One person in six in the UK has poor literacy skills that impact on every area of their life. A child without good reading, writing and communication skills can’t succeed at school, and as an adult they could be locked out of the job market. Poverty doubles the likelihood of literacy failure by the age of five.

We run projects in the poorest communities, campaign to make literacy a priority for politicians and parents, and support schools. Our mission is to give young people the literacy skills they need to get a job and lead a successful life.

Now, we’re looking for a Project Manager to join us and drive the delivery of the Bradford Our Stories Festival, celebrating stories from the wide range of cultures and communities in Bradford.

The Benefits

- Salary of £28,500 pro rata (0.6 FTE)
- A generous annual leave allowance totalling 39 days pro rata (including bank holidays and office closure between Christmas and New Year)
- Pensions contributions of 8% of annual salary
- Cycle to work scheme
- Season ticket loans (where appropriate)
- Additional health and wellbeing benefits

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a festival management professional who is passionate about education and literacy to progress their career with our nation-wide organisation.

You’ll have the chance to make a real impact on literacy levels in Bradford whilst also helping to integrate communities and enable Bradford residents to learn about other communities and cultures.

Education is the key to enlightenment, and you’ll be ensuring that the people of Bradford understand one another and are invested and engaged by other communities.

This is an amazing chance to bring people together and help them bond through understanding and literacy. So, if you are ready for your next role, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

Your Role

As a Project Manager, you’ll be driving literacy levels in Bradford by leading our work with the Our Stories Festival in Bradford.

You'll work with partners across the city to celebrate stories from a wide range of cultures and communities, creating exhibitions and events to stimulate discussion, reading and writing. You will also work with schools to deliver activity and engage pupils and their families in the festival.

Specifically, you will:

- Work within the Community Programmes Team
- Take responsibility for all aspects of delivery and promotion of festival events and associated school work
- Deliver workshops
- Support schools in preparing their own festivals to celebrate their communities and stories
- Work with an exhibition curator to develop content

About You

To be considered as a Project Manager, you will need:

- Experience in festival event production on a similar scale, including managing negotiations with artists, technical producers, partners and suppliers
- Experience of managing project budgets to target and planning and delivering communications activity

Experience of working with culture or heritage sector organisations, and with professional writers, would be an advantage.

Other organisations may call this role Literacy Event Manager, Event Producer, Education Event Manager, Culture Event Manager, Event Project Manager, Culture and Heritage Event Manager, or Literacy Festival Manager.

The closing date for applications is 10am on the 1st May 2019.

The National Literacy Trust is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, ethnicity or religion.

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