Work With Us

Here at Doorstep Library, we believe in the power of words to take you places. We are a not-for-profit community organisation dedicated to bringing the gift of books and the joy of reading into the homes of families across London who need our support, reading with them and their children to inspire a love of books, of stories and storytelling, and to instil a lifelong passion for reading.

Please note: Our offices are based in Victoria, London.  Currently, all staff are ‘working from home’ due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This will be reviewed on an ongoing basis in line with government guidance.  Most roles will be a mixture of home and office working going forward.

Team Leader

Contract: Permanent, Part-time (1 pm or 2 pm – 7 pm, two days per week (Tuesday and Thursday)

Salary: £23,500

Hours – 10-12 hours per week during school term time only (37-38 weeks a year). Please note – the hours are currently 10 per week, but are being reviewed and may increase to 12, TBC).

Benefits: 6% pension contribution (based on employee 2% contribution), 25 days per annum annual leave to be taken during school holidays only.

We are looking for a part-time Team Leader to coordinate two projects per week.  This is an on the ground role and you will be responsible for coordinating up to 10 volunteers. You will be truly passionate about the work that we do to support children and families and you will have outstanding interpersonal skills to build relationships with both our dedicated volunteers and the whole family. You will inspire a love of reading in the children we visit, and be a friendly face for their parents/carers, providing support and information where needed. Seeing so many excited faces when you turn up at the door makes this a very rewarding role!

We are scheduling interviews as applications come, applicants should apply through Charity Jobs here.

Help a child to read – volunteer today

We urgently need people with a passion for reading to join our volunteer team and support the number of families we have on our books waiting to be paired with a Reading Volunteer.


Book onto a virtual information session here