Reader Leader - Tower Hamlets

Culture, heritage and events | Health and social care | Mental health | People and communities | Education and literacy | Older people

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Location: Tower Hamlets, Tower Hamlets, E14 2BG (see map)

Travel: Blackwall station. Blackwall Tunnel / East India Dock Road bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

What will I be doing?

  • Lead a weekly Shared Reading group in a kind and inclusive way
  • Choose and prepare great literature that will encourage group members to explore together and make personal connections
  • Talk to potential group members in the community to invite and build your group membership
  • Liaise with staff at the venue to ensure smooth running of the group
  • Submit weekly records of group attendance and carry out occasional evaluation when required
Shared reading in the community

Shared reading in the community

What impact will this have?

  • You will bring people together and books to life through weekly Shared Reading groups
  • Shared Reading groups are for everyone, and have kindness at their heart.
  • You will be helping to improve wellbeing, reduce isolation and build stronger communities

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • Lead a Shared Reading group every week
  • Around 3 to 4 hours per week (including preparation time); ongoing, but with a minimum commitment of 6 months

Expenses

  • Travel expenses

Background checks

  • No background checks are required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Academic
  • Reading
  • Creative
  • Interpersonal
  • Caring
  • Listening
  • Facilitating
What skills can I gain?
  • Academic
  • Reading
  • Interpersonal
  • Caring
  • Listening
  • Teaching
  • Team working

Training

  • All Reader Leaders will complete our innovative flagship training course, Read to Lead, taking place over three days
  • Reader Leaders receive ongoing support through regular Volunteer Support Meetings, 1:1 Shared Reflections with the local Hub Leader, and access to our online Membership website
  • Next Read to Lead training for Tower Hamlets is in February 2019

Location

Tower Hamlets, Tower Hamlets, E14 2BG

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