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Regional Manager, North & Northern Ireland maternity cover

Closing date: 
Jan 14 2018 - 11:59pm
Salary: £33,284 pa pro rata
Full Time
  • North East
  • North West
  • Yorkshire and the Humber

Regional Manager, North & Northern Ireland maternity cover

Home based but extensive travel across the North & Northern Ireland, including overnight stays.

10-month contract


Shannon Trust is a national charity supporting prisoners who can read to teach prisoners who can’t.
Our vision is to engage with every non-reading prisoner early in their sentence, to open up new avenues of opportunity, and give them hope for a new and different life. Shannon Trust supports and inspires people in prison to unlock the power of reading, changing their lives and those their peers.

Learning to read isn’t just a brilliant thing – it changes lives, builds confidence, makes the world an easier place to live in and the impossible possible. Unlocking the power of reading as an adult has a ripple effect – it’s the beginning of a learning journey which when shared with future generations; children, grandchildren, family and friends, stops the cycle of non-reading in its tracks.


You’ll play a key role in delivering upon our vision of “Every prisoner a reader”, helping us unlock the power of reading in your region: recruiting, training, coordinating and supporting a network of volunteers to operate in prisons. You will promote best practice and build support for the Shannon Trust Reading Plan with stakeholders including our prisoner Mentors and Learners, prison staff, governors and those working across prisons such as other charities and providers.

As an experienced project manager with a track record of building and sustaining successful relationships, you will have a strong understanding of the issues facing people struggling to read in prison. You will have excellent communication skills and be able to manage your own time effectively.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have a home base in the vicinity of Leeds, Manchester or another location with excellent transport links (road and rail) throughout the North to maximise access to prisons. Access to your own car is essential.

Closing date: Midnight 14th January 2017

Interviews: 26th January 2017 in London

How to apply

To apply, please visit Charity Job using the link below and click Application Details for an application pack and equal opportunities monitoring form:

Return completed application form and equal opportunities monitoring form midnight on 14th January 2017 to

Please do not send CVs.

Closing date: Midnight 14th January 2017

Interviews: 26th January 2017 in London

Shannon Trust

The Foundry
17-19 Oval Way
Greater London
SE11 5RR
United Kingdom