Read Easy Annual Conference, Saturday 26th October

Read Easy’s Annual Conference will this year take place on Saturday 26th October at Prince Henry’s School, Evesham, WR11 1QH.

The Conference is free to attend for all current volunteers and Readers, the celebratory theme of which will be ‘Extending the Reach of Read Easy‘. Please click here to register.

As part of the day, our Chief Executive, Ginny Williams-Ellis, will be sharing our vision for the future of Read Easy.

If you are neither a current volunteer nor Reader, but would like to attend and find out more about Read Easy and how can you can make a transformational difference to the lives of adults across the UK, please email

We can’t wait to see you there!

Job Vacancy: Office Administrator & Volunteer Supporter (part-time – 2-3 days p/w)

We are looking for an experienced and adaptable individual to ensure that our busy Head Office is run smoothly and efficiently. As a vital part of our small team, you will manage the general running of the office, including inputting information and updating databases, printing, ordering supplies, filing, etc. You will also be liaising with staff and communicating with volunteers and the general public on a daily basis. In particular, you will be responsible for ensuring that our many volunteers receive high-quality and timely support when they contact the office.

Read Easy UK is at an exciting stage of development and the role will be varied and interesting. The post is initially for 2-3 days per week, but with potential to expand in the future.

For information, please visit:

You must have:

  • excellent communication skills, written and spoken, a good telephone manner and ability to adapt your style to suit different audiences and situations;
  • ability to work cheerfully under pressure;
  • demonstrable ability to communicate complex and nuanced issues;
  • excellent computer literacy and experience in the use of Microsoft programs including Excel, plus willingness to learn new IT skills when necessary;
  • strong organisational skills, including an ability to create and use systems;
  • intuitiveness and the ability to analyse information;
  • excellent attention to detail
  • ability to work on own initiative or as part of a team;
  • willingness to ‘pitch in’ as required in a small organisation;
  • at least two years’ relevant experience

Job Vacancies: Two part-time Regional Advisers for Read Easy UK in the South and South West of England

The role of a Read Easy Regional Adviser is to provide high-quality support to volunteers setting up new groups, and to ensure that local groups provide a consistently high quality experience for all those they work with. Read Easy UK is rapidly expanding and is about to split its current South West region into two smaller regions – South and South West –  each of which will have its own Regional Adviser, working 15 hours per week.

For this rewarding and dynamic role, you will need to have experience of working with volunteers; strong people management and interpersonal skills; excellent communication skills; and the confidence to run meetings and deliver presentations and training. A background in adult literacy would be an advantage but not essential. Please note that this role is home-based, requires flexibility and involves regular travel and occasional evening and weekend working. The successful candidates will need to have at least two years’ relevant experience, and will be based in central Hampshire (for the position in the South) and in the Taunton area (for the position in the South West).

To find out more and to apply, please visit:


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