Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Volunteer management
  • Mentoring / Coaching
  • Teaching / Education


London, N22 7BY
Mainly at the office, or mainly at home.
Travel limit? Should ideally be based in Haringey or one of the surrounding boroughs


Mostly during office hours Estimate of time needed:
3-7 hours / week
time will vary from week to week, depending on the needs of the reading pairs

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The Coordinator pairs up Coaches with those who want to learn to read, providing ongoing support to these reading pairs. They support them through regular visits and calls with both Reader and Coach to check all is going well.

What will you be doing?

  • Enrol and assess new Readers, using the resources provided.
  • Match Readers with Coaches, make introductions, and help them organise their reading sessions which will take place in one of the venues provided 
  • Visit your reading pairs to monitor progress and provide support if required, presenting certificates on occasion.
  • Work collaboratively with any other Coordinators in the group.
  • Contribute to Coach meetings (typically every 3 months) run jointly by the  Literacy Specialist and Coordinator, where volunteers discuss their experiences and receive further support.
  • Keep records and provide the management team with written reports 

What are we looking for?

  • Strong personal literacy, so that you can confidently guide others and a willingness to become fully familiar with the principles of phonics and the contents and methods of the Turning Pages coaching manuals.
  • Good communication and people skills, with a commitment to maintaining confidentiality. Self-awareness and the ability to maintain a professional approach.
  • Strong administrative, organisational, time management and record keeping skills.
  • Reasonable confidence in using IT.

What difference will you make?

This is a key role for Read Easy Haringey.   Since starting work in Haringey in 2022, we already have three established Coordinators covering the borough.   We're expanding fast, so need another Coordinator to help us provide support to our 24 reading pairs.    Your help and expertise will enable us to expand and offer help to the local community:  there are many potential readers on the waiting list!

Before you apply

Please contact us via Reach with any questions in the first instance. Thereafter, we will ask you to complete an application form and if appropriate, invite you to an online interview.

  • Education
  • Organisation type: 
    Small or unincorporated organisation

    Read Easy UK is the only national organisation in the country which provides a volunteer-led reading coaching programme for adults. The support we provide is: 

    • Free
    • ...