Kickstart - Reading Champion

Job details
Posting date: 23 September 2021
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 01 November 2021
Location: Prudhoe, NE426DE
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000317591

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To apply for this job, you must be claiming Universal Credit and 16 to 24 years old.

Ovingham Middle School

An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful candidates. Candidates are encouraged to read Ovingham Middle School Safeguarding Policy before applying.

This is an exciting opportunity to learn new skills and gain valuable experience whilst working in a school environment. Ovingham Middle School is a three form entry middle school which is very much part of the local community set in spacious grounds by the River Tyne. In existence since 1975, we are now proud to be part of the Tyne Community Learning Trust and work very closely with all our partner schools.

The Reading Champion will support the teaching staff of a school in fostering love of reading in all pupils.
You will:
-Play a significant role in establishing a positive reading culture in the institution and will help teachers improve pupils’ reading skills
-Engage with pupils, encouraging them to pursue an interest in reading. Run reading groups for pupils of all abilities.
-Promote effective use of the library and contribute to the cataloguing of library resources.
-Assist with the purchase of books and other learning resources, both online and printed.
-Organise school book fairs. They will provide administrative support as needed.

Ovingham Middle School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

After your initial application has been assessed, if you are successful in this stage you will be provided with guidance materials to support you completing an application form to move to the interview stage. If you are not successful, you will be provided with feedback about how to improve your application next time.

Applicants will have passion for reading, good written and verbal communication skills, good organisational skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office. They will be able to engage with and inspire pupils. They will have an interest in the education sector. The ideal candidate will also have an aptitude for using database software and previous experience in working in a library (this is desirable but not essential).

Mon - Thurs 8.45am - 3.30pm

National Minimum Wage

As part of this position, you will have access to an employability training offer which will provide a robust and high-quality programme boosting your work and employability skills. This will be provided by Premier Advisory Group (PAG).

PAG’s offer is designed in three complementary modules, which will empower you with the appropriate skills to enter the job market with more confidence. Our employability training offer consists of three core modules: Readiness to Work, Introducing Employability Skills and Developing Employability Skills.

The first two modules, which include sessions on CV writing, interview and job search support and an ICT refresher course, will equip you with the basis for improved employability across any role in any sector. The third module, designed using a credit system, will enable you to select the package of training that best suits your personal needs, interests and ambitions. You will be able to choose from a wide range of resources and means of learning, such as, for example, seminars on public speaking, professional writing, critical thinking or negotiation, and innovative professional tools, such as Diversity Icebreaker and Working Genius.

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