Job Reference RBMSA1
Closing Date Monday 15 Apr 2024

At Schoolreaders we believe that every child should read well. Our mission is to improve literacy across the nation by creating a network of volunteers who listen to children read in their local primary schools. Schoolreaders is in its 10th anniversary year. We have grown during that time to become a fully-fledged child literacy charity that is currently supporting over 23,000 children with one-to-one reading support each week across 1,100 primary schools. By the end of 2026 we plan for that number to grow to 50,000 pupils and we are looking for an ambitious and strategic CEO to lead this growth.

Our foundations are strong. Our model is simple, scalable, and proven. We have secured funding to help expand our work over the next three years. You will have the full support of a passionate and committed Chair, an excellent Board and a highly effective team, who are all looking for a leader to work with them to build on Schoolreaders’ many successes.

You will be an inspirational leader who believes wholeheartedly that reading well is a fundamental skill that benefits every child, their family, their community and ultimately the country. You will be a champion for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and you will lead us to work with even more schools that serve the most disadvantaged pupils in the most deprived areas.

We are looking for a candidate with executive level experience. You will be a great team builder and ambitious for our success. You will be an excellent, compelling communicator who will be comfortable in representing Schoolreaders on the national stage. Commercially astute and financially aware, you will be aligned to our vision and keen to seize this exceptional opportunity.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Schoolreaders on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference RBMSA1. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Monday 15th April.

Our foundations are strong. Our model is simple, scalable, and proven.