Creative Reading Group Worker, Leicester – deadline 26 September 2007

Department: Children and Young People’s Services
Business Unit: Libraries & Information Services
Closing Date: 26 September 2007
Job Type: Part-time
Advert: Creative Reading Groups Worker

Based at Leicester, New Walk Centre

Salary: 16,137 – 17,985/£7.68 to £8.56
Scale: 4
Temporary, September 2007
Part time, 16 hours per week, flexible hours in term time.

To support school based reading groups for young people as part of the Creative Reading Groups Network and Leicester Book of the Year Award.

You must have:

– Experience of working with children, young people and their parents and carers.
– Able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of reading and its potential for learning support
– Able to teach creative reading skills.
– Able to assist in the monitoring and evaluation of the project.
– Knowledge of information technology.
– Willingness to work irregular hours including evenings and weekends

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Damien Walter on 0116 2527347.

Closing Date: 26/09/2007
Interview Date: w/c 08/10/2007
Post Number: E4928

Application Details:
secure.leicester.gov.uk/jobdetails.asp?jobid=8724

Background Information

The Creative Reading Groups Network (CRGN) is a one year project organised by Leicester Libraries with the support of Creative Partnerships Leicester. The CRGN project builds upon the success of the Leicester Book of the Year Award for Teenage Fiction. Each year Leicester secondary schools run reading groups for young people to participate in the award. The CRGN will support these reading groups and establish new groups in more schools. The CRGN worker will run face to face support sessions with staff and reading groups in schools, and organise summer reading groups in libraries as well as giving groups access to expanded resources including book sets and visits from authors. The worker will also assist the Literature Development Officer with co-ordination and administration of the project including time planning, resource allocation and project evaluation. Candidates for CRGN worker should have excellent skills with young people and a working knowledge of children’s literature.