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Development and Partnerships Coordinator

  • Duration: Permanent 
  • Salary: £17,000 to £22,000 per annum 
  • Working Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Annual Leave: 30 days per year plus bank holidays
  • Location: Calderstones Park, Liverpool L18 3JB
  • Reporting to: Partnerships Manager

You’ll be working in a small, fast-paced team that needs to flex to opportunities as they arise, so you’ll get experience of working with a variety of stakeholders and income streams. We’re looking for someone who’s as happy on the phone to an individual donor as they are crafting a bid for a grant-maker. Shared Reading is all about relationships and connections and that is what this role is about. Providing high quality stewardship to our funders and partners is a priority for our team and we are looking for someone who is driven to generate new income by spotting and nurturing new relationships.   

The Development and Partnerships team are working to support the delivery of an ambitious and exciting five-year business plan to:

1.    Develop and expand a national network of Shared Reading groups – putting Shared Reading into the hands of committed, trained volunteers who have the local networks, relationships and passion to set up and lead their own reading communities

2.    Grow a community based on Shared Reading at our organisational home in Calderstones Park, Liverpool, where we are transforming Calderstones’ grade II listed Mansion House into the International Centre for Shared Reading, with a broad community and outreach programme and expanded social enterprise

Download the job description below for full details.

How to apply:

Please do not just send in a CV. Please download the full application form, job description and recruitment pack below. You will also find an article by The Reader’s founder and director Jane Davis for your information. Please complete the application form and submit to kateharrison@thereader.org.uk.

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Digital Product Manager

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Salary: £27,000 to £35,000 per annum
  • Working Hours/Pattern: Open to candidates who want to work flexibly and/or consultants
  • Annual Leave: 30 days per year plus bank holidays
  • Location: Flexible location with a requirement to work a minimum of 3 days at our Head Office in Calderstones Park Liverpool 18. National travel may be required.

About this role

This new role will lead the implementation of The Reader’s plan to transform its digital infrastructure over the next 12 months.

Through the development of new digital products, including anew public website, you’ll be helping us to scale our unique model of Shared Reading, designed to reduce social isolation and improve wellbeing among communities across the UK. In this creative, wide-ranging role, you will be the Digital Champion within the organisation, acting as an expert link between a range of internal teams and external suppliers. You’ll be managing the digital development budget and driving the implementation of new products, systems and processes that strengthen the organisation and its social impact.

Thanks to generous funding from National Lottery, we are currently investing in digital services that will help us to:

  1. a) improve our volunteer attraction, recruitment, training and support as demand for Shared Reading grows, in order to achieve better outcomes for the people we read with
  2. b) find ways to operate more effectively and efficiently, for example streamlining data collection and management
  3. c) strengthen our external communications with our audiences

Over the last year, we have conducted a wide-ranging digital strategy project, involving staff and external stakeholders, to develop a roadmap for how technology can further our mission, and improve our efficiency and impact.

We’re now looking for a digital professional to take forward this strategy; someone who will enjoy working with a range of stakeholders to make it real. We need our digital infrastructure to be built with sustainability and flexibility in mind. It’s vital that this work integrates across the organisation to link up business processes and systems, including finance and commercial platforms. It’s important for us that we adopt an agile, user-led approach so we can place our Reader community at the heart of its development, ensuring that technology enhances our model effectively and that it meets their needs in a cost-efficient way.

Download the job description below for full details.

How to apply:

Please do not just send in a CV. Please download the full application form, job description and recruitment pack below. You will also find an article by The Reader’s founder and director Jane Davis for your information. Please complete the application form and submit to kateharrison@thereader.org.uk.

 

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Weekend Cleaner

  • Duration: 6 months fixed term in the first instance
  • Rate of pay: £7.83 per hour
  • Working Hours/Pattern: 4 hours per weekend (2pm-4pm)
  • Annual Leave: 30 days per year plus bank holidays
  • Location: Calderstones Park, Liverpool L18 3JB
  • Reporting to: Building Manager

As the onsite weekend cleaner, you will be responsible for ensuring that the communal and public areas of the site are hygienic, attractive and safe. These areas include kitchens, toilets, event rooms, play spaces, offices, meeting rooms and a variety of other spaces that make up a collection of grade II listed buildings now in modern use.

Key responsibilities

  • Be flexible to changing demands of the post
  • Take pride in a job well done, committed to achieving high standards of cleanliness and hygiene
  • Be punctual and reliable
  • Be willing to undertake any training relevant to the role
  • Be trustworthy, maintaining confidentiality at all times in respect of organisational matters and to prevent disclosure of confidential and sensitive information

Download the job description below for full details.

How to apply:

Please do not just send in a CV. Please download the full application form, job description and recruitment pack below. You will also find an article by The Reader’s founder and director Jane Davis for your information. Please complete the application form and submit to kateharrison@thereader.org.uk.

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Reader Leader – PIPES

  • Duration: Fixed Term Contract, ending 31st March 2019
  • Salary: £17,000 – £22,000 per annum, pro rata
  • Hours: 0.25FTE/8.75 hours
  • Based: Birmingham
  • Delivery Location: Crowley House

We are looking for experienced and resilient individuals who can work in challenging criminal justice settings including prisons and probation hostels.

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaise and co-operate with host organisation staff to develop a project delivery plan
  • Plan and deliver group reading sessions with residents
  • Choose and present a wide range of reading material, including poetry, in order to generate free-flowing conversation. Materials selection is a key factor in the success of this role, both in terms of engaging the group members’ interest and in providing clear evidence to the clinical lead and staff of the validity of the contribution of Shared Reading
  • Keep up to date records.  Share and discuss the written account of each with key staff/clinical leads

How to apply:

Please do not just send in a CV. Please download the full application form, job description and recruitment pack below. You will also find an article by The Reader’s founder and director Jane Davis for your information. Please complete the application form and submit to kateharrison@thereader.org.uk.

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Santa Claus

  • Duration: Fixed Term for the month of December 2018
  • Salary: £10.00 per hour
  • Working Hours/Pattern: This is a part time, flexible role. Working hours may vary each week and will include working weekends and bank holidays to cover opening hours of 1000 to 1700 hours each day.
  • Location: Calderstones Park, Liverpool L8

As a Santa Claus, you will be the grotto’s main attraction!  We will rely on you to create a good impression, so above anything else you’ll need to have a good rapport with children and young people and help them feel at ease. Induction and training sessions will be provided for this role and must be completed before the grotto opens to the public.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintaining Christmas cheer
  • Listening to Christmas wishes
  • Greeting visitors in a welcoming and friendly manner
  • Maintaining a festive feeling
  • Creating a believable Christmas character
  • Handing out gifts to children

How to apply:

Please do not just send in a CV. Please download the full application form and job description. Please complete the application form and submit to kateharrison@thereader.org.uk.

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