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National Literacy Trust are looking for Booker Champions to help young people find a love of reading

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The National Literacy Trust is looking for outstanding volunteers to become Booker Champions. We’re looking for young people aged between 18 and 25 to work with us to help 12-16 year olds in Bradford find a love of reading. This is part of a high profile campaign called Booker Squad that we have developed in partnership with the Booker Prize Foundation. As well as awarding the Booker Prize, the Foundation works to promote the art of literature for the public benefit through various projects.  

You will be placed in a local school to work within the school to lead literacy sessions with young people. All travel and meal expenses provided. Full training and support provided. You will receive training in facilitation and session development - Holding six sessions with young people in May and June - Attending a celebration event in June 

Working in pairs or groups, the Booker Champions will work with us to design and deliver a series of online and in-person sessions for small groups that will take young people on a journey using stories, books and creative writing. You can base it around themes and books you are interested in. You will be fully trained and supported by a volunteer manager, and gain free books as part of the programme. It’s a chance to gain experience in a school, build your CV with a prestigious project, and develop skills in team building, project management, leadership and project facilitation as well as public speaking.

We are currently actively recruiting for Booker Champions and will be delivering training over the next few weeks ready to start delivering training in May. This could be of strong interest to anyone who is looking to pursue a career with young people or gain experience of the charity sector, as well as gain skills that are applicable to many roles.

If you are interested please eail your CV and details on why you would like to take part and what you could bring to this project to alison.glossop@literacytrust.org.uk

We can't wait to hear from you!

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National Literacy Trust are looking for Booker Champions to help young people find a love of reading

Key responsibilities

- Training in facilitation and session development - Holding six sessions with young people in May and June - Attending a celebration event in June - we'll be sure to celebrate in style!

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  • Communication
  • Listening
  • Planning and organising
  • Positive attitude

Desirable Skills

  • Creative and design
  • Literacy and copywriting
  • Presentation
  • Teaching and training

Skill to gain

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Creative and design
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Literacy and copywriting
  • Planning and organising
  • Presentation
  • Public Speaking
  • Self Management

When can you do this role/Calendar

Minimum commitment level: Once a week

Start Date: 14-04-2021

End Date: 22-07-2021

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