Independent Quality Standard Assessor – closing date 30 April 2021

The Reading Advice Network is a diverse group of voluntary organisations who give information and advice to people in need in Reading. It has its own Quality Standard and member organisations make a commitment to achieve and maintain this Standard. The Standard is written so that it can be used as a self-assessment tool, but these self assessments need to be verified by an independent assessor. Member organisations are reassessed every four years.

The Network is seeking a replacement for its current assessor, who is retiring. A job description and person specification, and details of the Quality Standard, are both available on the Network’s website –

Assessments are currently suspended because of the Covid-19 pandemic but are expected to resume in the next few months. The work is intermittent, but the assessor could spend up to 12 days a year working with member organisations on assessments. The Network has no employees or offices, so the assessor will be self-employed and work from home. The daily payment rate will be agreed between the Network and the successful applicant.

Working from home
Contract type
Part time
Central Reading
Richard Harrison. Chair, Reading Advice Network
Main contact telephone
0118 954 6833
07834 363144
How to apply

Applications, which should consist of a CV and covering email, indicating how you meet the requirements of the person specification, are invited from suitably qualified and experienced individuals. They should be sent to by 30 April 2021.

Interviews will be held on Thursday May 20, probably by Zoom, so applicants must keep that day free.

Open for applications from
22 March 2021
Closing date for applications
30 April 2021
Scheduled interview date
20 May 2021
Will my application be acknowledged?
All applicants, successful or otherwise, can expect to receive a reply from us in due course