National Literacy Trust

Project Manager, Our Stories Festival, Bradford

Do you have experience of festival event production? Could you bring passion and drive to deliver events that will engage and celebrate the many communities of Bradford, and impact on the literacy skills of the city’s young people?

Our mission is to give young people the literacy skills they need to get a job and lead a successful life.

We are recruiting a Project Manager to lead our work on the Our Stories Festival in Bradford. The events will use the arts and creative exhibitions to celebrate stories from the wide range of cultures and communities in Bradford. The public and in-school exhibitions will help raise literacy levels by stimulating talk, writing and reading.

This role will be based in our community programmes team, and be responsible for all aspects of the delivery and promotion of the festival events and associated work in schools.

You will need to have experience in festival event production on a similar scale, including managing negotiations with artists, technical producers, partners and suppliers. Experience managing project budgets to target and planning and delivering communications activity are also a must. Experience of working with culture or heritage sector organisations, and with professional writers, would be an advantage.

One person in six has poor literacy skills that impact on every area of their life. A child without good reading, writing and communication skills will struggle to succeed at school, and as an adult they could be locked out of the job market. Poverty doubles the likelihood that, by the age of five, a child’s literacy skills will be below average.

We are an independent charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK. Our research and analysis make us the leading authority on literacy. 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.

As well as a competitive salary, we offer benefits including 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, a cycle to work scheme, season ticket loans and other health and wellbeing benefits.

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