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Read Easy Cheltenham & Gloucester
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“It’s been a life-changing experience. Last week I read a book to my grandson.

 I never read to my children because I couldn’t.” Peter, from Read Easy Poole

Thank you for considering the role of Administrator/Secretary in your local Read Easy Management Team. Read Easy groups are changing the lives of individual adults across the country by providing them with the support they need to learn to read. In so doing, they are opening doors for them to all sorts of new opportunities in life.

Outline of the role

If you’re an excellent timekeeper and an organised individual, then your administration skills will be vital to support the smooth running of the local Management Team. By recording actions agreed at meetings, and supporting the Team Leader, Management Team and Coordinator with administrative support, this role ensures that the group functions at its best and works in the most efficient and effective way to help adults learn to read in your community.

In this role you will:

●     arrange Team meetings with the Team Leader and distribute agendas;

●     record actions agreed at the Team meeting and distribute notes on required actions;

●     submit Coach and Reader Finisher questions responses to REUK; and

●     when required, support the Coordinator with printing and copying.

Resources, guidance and support

You will be provided with the Management Team Handbook, training/induction, policies and guidance specifically needed for this role, including access to support from a Read Easy UK Regional Adviser, via your Team Leader. You will also be invited to Read Easy UK’s regional forums and annual conference which give volunteers an opportunity for networking with those from other groups.

Personal qualities and experience

●     A strong commitment to improving the lives of the people Read Easy works with.

●     Good communication and people skills, with a commitment to maintaining confidentiality.

●     A non-judgemental attitude and respect for others.

●     Time, energy and enthusiasm.

●     The ability to use initiative and to work well as part of a team.

●     A willingness to abide by Read Easy policies and procedures.

●     An understanding of what motivates others and how to run meetings for a small team.

●     An average of 2-3 hours a week to the role.

●     Reasonable confidence in using IT.

An open attitude that encourages two-way communication and a willingness to ask for support from the Team Leader when necessary.

What is in it for you? You will:

●     meet and work collaboratively with new people;

●     be active and engaged, adding value to your local community; and

●     keep your IT skills up-to-date.

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About Read Easy Cheltenham & Gloucester

We teach adults to read. We provide a free, confidential one-to-one service for anyone over 18 in Cheltenham and Gloucester. All our coaches are volunteers trained to teach from manuals, books and other resources we provide. Our readers come to us from referral agencies or directly as a result of national or local publicity. We currently have 30 readers. We have 3 volunteer co-ordinators who match readers to coaches and oversee progress. We have no premises but use free facilities in local libraries and community centres. We also provide remote coaching by telephone or online to readers who prefer this.