Hiring New Lead Readers

Open Book is looking for new Lead Readers for 3 groups as a part of our newly funded Community Project. Each post includes developing and delivering 10 shared reading and creative writing sessions with a community group in Edinburgh over the next 12 months (roughly one monthly, apart from December and July), attending two half-day training sessions (including the first on 19th September) and attending the Edinburgh Book Festival with that group at our Open Book day out in August. The fee for each Lead Reader role is £1900, which includes all travel expenses.

Each group will meet one Wednesday a month (3 times within Sept/Oct/Nov/Dec 2018, and monthly January – June and also early August 2019), within the following community groups:

Bethany Christian Trust (Leith), ‪2:30-4:30pm‬, beginning late Sept/early Oct http://www.bethanychristiantrust.com

Shakti Women’s Aid (Easter Road), ‪11:30-1pm‬, ‪beginning 26 September‬ http://shaktiedinburgh.co.uk

Rowan Alba (Pilton), ‪6:30-8pm‬, ‪beginning 17 October‬ http://rowanalba.org

Please email claire@openbookreading.com and marjorie@openbookreading.com with a CV and a a short expression of interest. (Although not necessary, please note any prior work experience with populations who have experienced homelessness or living with domestic violence.) The closing date for applications is Monday 10th September at 5pm.