Reading Spots is at a turning point in its strategic approach and expansion as an organisation.
In less than four years we have raised approximately £200,000 to create 30 community-led education spaces filled with over 60,000 books which provide communities and local schools with free resources and training to drive their own educational opportunities. Our projects are supported by a network of roughly 200 highly engaged volunteers in Ghana, and a network of 40 schools in the UK. We hope to install solar power in all projects by 2021.
We educate pupils globally about sustainable development and run various programmes in active global citizenship which sees pupils attend conferences, participate in online courses, lead book and resource drives, travel to Ghana and fundraise at scale. We also run a youth change maker programme in partnership with the African Science Academy in Ghana which enables young African women to drive educational change in their communities, now.
Whilst media attention has not been a strategic focus, we won the TES International Award in 2018 after being shortlisted in 2017 for the best global learning project across UK schools. For details see here.
Head of Education and Leadership Development in Ghana (Full-time)
Head of Literacy Development in Ghana (Part-time; full-time for right candidate)
With the creation of two possible new positions in Ghana, we hope to be able to continue to improve the impact of all our existing projects in Ghana and the quality of education provided to pupils in the UK, whilst raising funds to create new projects where there is proven community engagement. All of the roles listed will play a pivotal role in determining the future of this exciting young development charity, with its innovative model based in community partnership and a belief that engaged citizens can determine their own educational outcomes.
Deadline for applications: 24th May 2019 but applicants are advised to apply as soon as possible.
To watch our recent 2019 video summarising the key elements of the project: