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The success of Shannon Trust relies on the quality of the relationship between mentors and learners. Behind the scenes there is a team of people who need to work together to make this experience of learning positive and life enriching.

Vacancies

Please see below for details of employment opportunities with Shannon Trust. Please click here for volunteer opportunities.

Regional Manager – South East England (permanent, full time)

Salary: £36,000-£39,000

50% of the people that end up in prison either can’t read or struggle to. Whether it’s reading letters from loved ones, choosing what to eat from a menu, understanding job ads or filling in forms – reading is a vital life skill. At Shannon Trust, we enable prisoners to teach other prisoners how to read, so they’re better set up for a positive future. Come and join our team, and help us create a future where everyone can experience the positive impact of learning

The past 18 months have been an opportunity for adaptation brought about by COVID19. We revised our delivery model and now, as we look forward to 2022, we want to develop much further.  We have a renewed vision and mission, and we’ll be unveiling our new strategy in January. To support this, we are recruiting for a new regional manager for South East England and are seeking proactive, committed, and enthusiastic applicants to join our team and help us continue our journey.

Working closely with prisons, volunteers and mentors, this post will lead the delivery and development of our prison-based programme, maximising opportunities for people in prison to learn to read.  You’ll be an excellent relationship builder, confident in the management and training of volunteers, and able to problem solve.  We want to hear from applicants who can lead, be a team player and who are as committed to cause as we are.

This is a home-based role and requires travel around the South East England region, approximately 2 days per week. 

Job share applications are welcome.

Job closing on Wednesday 13th October at 5pm. Interviews will take place on Friday 22nd October between 9am – 5pm. 

We support anonymous recruitment to remove any potential bias in the recruitment process, so please apply via our partners at CharityJob.

Regional Manager - South East England

Please click here for the job description.

Regional Manager – East Midlands/East Of England (12 month role, commencing January 2022)

Salary: £36,000-£39,000

50% of the people that end up in prison either can’t read or struggle to. Whether it’s reading letters from loved ones, choosing what to eat from a menu, understanding job ads or filling in forms – reading is a vital life skill. At Shannon Trust, we enable prisoners to teach other prisoners how to read, so they’re better set up for a positive future. Come and join our team, and help us create a future where everyone can experience the positive impact of learning

The past 18 months have been an opportunity for adaptation brought about by COVID19. We revised our delivery model and now, as we look forward to 2022, we want to develop much further.  We have a renewed vision and mission, and we’ll be unveiling our new strategy in January. To support this, we are recruiting for a new regional manager for East Midlands/East of England and are seeking proactive, committed, and enthusiastic applicants to join our team and help us continue our journey.

Working closely with prisons, volunteers and mentors, this post will lead the delivery and development of our prison-based programme, maximising opportunities for people in prison to learn to read.  You’ll be an excellent relationship builder, confident in the management and training of volunteers, and able to problem solve.  We want to hear from applicants who can lead, be a team player and who are as committed to cause as we are.

This is a home-based role and requires travel around the East Midlands/East of England region, approximately 2 days per week. 

Job share applications are welcome.

Job closing on Wednesday 13th October at 5pm. Interviews will take place on Monday 1st November between 9am-5pm.

We support anonymous recruitment to remove any potential bias in the recruitment process, so please apply via our partners at CharityJob.

Regional Manager - East Midlands/East of England

Please click here for the job description.