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Read Easy Telford & Wrekin is affiliated to Read Easy UK, a national charity that helps adults learn to read and which has nearly 60 groups across England.
Read Easy Telford & Wrekin was established in 2019 and continues to grow to be a highly impactful local group with an increasing number of Reading Pairs (Reading Coach and Reader).
It is run by a hard-working, dedicated group of team members, all of whom are also volunteers.
The group is now seeking a new Safeguarding Champion.
To be responsible for implementing the safeguarding and DBS check policies, supporting volunteers and readers as necessary, within the scope of this role ensuring that training for all is kept up to date.
What do you need to have?
You do not need specific qualifications or skills, but you will need to:
Be friendly and approachable
Be non-judgmental and respect views, values and cultures that are different to your own
Have good IT skills
Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
Some volunteer roles require a couple of hours a week (e.g. Secretary and Treasurer), increasing to some that require a commitment of couple of days a week at busy times (e.g. Team Leader and Coordinator).
We have regular meetings, using Teams, zoom and some are now face to face.
There is a whole range of support and online resources for all the volunteer roles.
We have a Regional Advisor and head office staff are always helpful too, to provide a great support network.
There is an annual conference which each group is invited to, regular online forums and area forums too, where groups in your area can get together.