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Administrator – Volunteering

12-month contract, with potential to extend


Full time (35 hours per week)

Deadline for application: 1pm Thursday 6th January 2022

Interviews: Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th January 2022

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About the role

We are looking for a friendly, organised and motivated Administrator – Volunteering to coordinate volunteering opportunities across our programmes over the next 12-months. 

You will be responsible for nurturing and growing our volunteer base, working closely with the programme team to understand and meet the volunteering needs of our Community Writing Labs and Schools programmes.

Who we’re looking for

This is the perfect role for a confident and clear communicator who enjoys working with a wide range of people, and who has the organisation and administration skills to make the volunteering programme run smoothly. You will be good with systems and have an eye for detail.

You will enjoy working in a supportive, busy and fun environment, and will care about creating the best possible opportunities for the children and young people we work with.

Why join our team?

Our team of passionate, skilled and motivated staff share an ambition to champion the writer in every child. It’s an exciting time to join Ministry of Stories as we enter our second decade and embark on an ambitious new strategy. We’ve expanded our Community Writing Labs to support more children to access free writing programmes at our dedicated writing centre in east London, and have grown our schools programme to support more schools to meet the needs of their students through creative writing. Our attention-grabbing shop, Hoxton Street Monster Supplies, is growling and growing our monster customer base through new products and marketing.

Our approach to recruitment

We have a flexible and welcoming culture and are open to exploring needs and preferences as part of the recruitment process. We may also consider flexible or part-time working, so please raise requests at interview.

Our programmes and shop proudly serve a wonderfully diverse east London community. We particularly welcome candidates who define themselves as:

  • Black, Black British Caribbean and Black British African
  • Asian and Asian British
  • Turkish
  • Mixed Ethnicity
  • From our local area (Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Islington)
  • Working class
  • Disabled
Ready to take the next step?

To apply for this role, please download the Job Description (pdf) and return your completed application and diversity form to by 1pm on Thursday 6th January 2022.

We ask that you do not submit a CV.

Ministry of Stories Application Form

Ministry of Stories Diversity Form


Interviews will take place on Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th January 2022, in person if possible at Ministry of Stories.


If you have any access requirements please drop us a line to and we will do our best to support you to apply. If you wish to apply by video, please contact


We look forward to hearing from you.

About us

Ministry of Stories champions the writer in every child. Co-founded by author Nick Hornby in 2010, we help young people discover their confidence, imagination and potential through the power of their writing. We develop self-respect and communication skills through innovative writing programmes and small group mentoring for children living in under-resourced communities, working in schools, and at our dedicated writing centre in east London.

We empower young people to write brighter futures for themselves through the power of their ideas, creativity and imagination.

Inspired by San Francisco’s 826 Valencia, you’ll find us hidden behind Hoxton Street Monster Supplies, which has been serving London’s monster population (and the occasional human) since 1818.  All proceeds from our monstrous offerings such as Cubed Earwax and Thickest Human Snot support our work with young people.

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