The Reading Agency is a national charity that tackles life's big challenges through the proven power of reading. We work closely with partners to develop and deliver programmes for people of all ages and backgrounds; our vision is for a world where everyone is reading their way to a better life. In 2019-20, The Reading Agency reached over 1.8 million people across the UK, including more than 950,000 children and over 900,000 adults and young people.We are looking to recruit two programme assistants for three months to provide additional support during a particularly busy period as we expand two of our programmes with funding from DCMS as part of their £7.5m initiative to tackle the impact of loneliness this winter:Reading Well helps manage health and wellbeing through reading.Reading Friends tackles loneliness, using reading to start conversations and connect people socially. The successful applicants must be able to start immediately and will have strong communication, interpersonal and organisational skills. You must be confident in prioritising your own workload and working to deadlines in a fast-paced environment.These are fixed term contracts for three months based at our office in Central London. However, whilst COVID-19 restrictions apply you will be working from home.

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