Independent Quality Standard Assessor for the Reading Advice Network

Paid, self-employed, home-based job opportunity

The Reading Advice Network is a diverse group of voluntary organisations who give information and advice to people in need in Reading.Quality Standards -
We have our own Quality Standard and our member organisations make a commitment to achieve and maintain this Standard. The Standard is written so that it can be used by member organisations as a self-assessment tool, but these self-assessments need to be verified by independent assessment, for which the Network pays, from funding provided by Reading Borough Council. Member organisations are reassessed every four years.

The Network is seeking a replacement for its current assessor, who is retiring.
The Job Description and Person Specification are available here and the current Quality Standard is here.

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 nor 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.

Informal enquiries about this post and RAN's expectations can be made to RAN's Chair, Richard Harrison, via

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 30th April 2021.

Interviews will be held on Thursday May 20th, via the Zoom platform. All applicants are advised to keep that day free.