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Wigan Community and Training Lead

  • Based at: Calderstones
  • Salary: £17,000 – £22,000 per annum
  • Location: Wigan
  • Reports to: North West & National People and Project Manager
  • Closes: Tuesday 24 July, 9am

About this role

The main responsibility of this role is to support volunteers and nurture partnerships to support the project, which places volunteers reading with older people living with dementia across Wigan.  You will also develop and deliver a publicity plan to raise awareness of the project and build up contacts locally to set up referral routes into groups where appropriate.

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 task and submit to kateharrison@thereader.org.uk.

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Administrative and Evaluation Assistant

  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Salary: £15,000 – £17,000 per annum
  • Location: Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18 3JB
  • Closes: Friday 27 July, 9am

About this role:

We are looking for a caring and committed person who can provide administrative, secretarial and practical support to the Directors Group and key departments across the organisation.

Duties will be varied, including taking minutes at meetings, diary management and working with the Monitoring & Evaluation Manager, supporting the monitoring of our impact.   The role requires a resilient individual who can both assist others and act on her/his own initiative, using common sense and discretion, while working to tight deadlines.

This role could be right for you, if you:

  • Want to gain an understanding of our work, across the breadth of the organization
  • Are keen to develop new skills
  • Are highly organised and able to organise others
  • Are good at prioritizing, understanding the significant or pressing elements in an evolving situation
  • Enjoy working with and analysing data
  • Look for innovative solutions to problems

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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Community Engagement Lead

  • Hours: 0.7FTE/24.5 hours per week
  • Duration: Fixed Term, contract ends 31st March 2020
  • Salary: £17,000 – £22,000 per annum (pro rota)
  • Location: Bristol
  • Closes: Tuesday 31 July 2018, 9am

About this role:

This role will require you to recruit and support volunteers and build partnerships to support the Volunteer project.  You will also develop and deliver a publicity plan to raise awareness of the project and build up contacts locally to set up referral routes into groups where appropriate.

This role will require you to recruit and support volunteers and build partnerships to support the Volunteer project.  You will also develop and deliver a publicity plan to raise awareness of the project and build up contacts locally to set up referral routes into groups where appropriate.

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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Storybarn Sales Assistant

  • Duration: 12 months
  • Salary: £15,000-£17,000 
  • Working Hours/Pattern: 35 hours, spanning 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday
  • Annual Leave: 35 days per year plus bank holidays
  • Location: Calderstones Park, Liverpool L18 3JB
  • Reporting to: Storybarn Manager
  • Closing date: Monday 16 July, 12pm

 

The Storybarn Sales Assistant will be based at The Reader’s International Headquarters at Calderstones park and have responsibility for the sales of the wide range of Storybarn products including, but not limited to:

  1. School Sessions
  2. Birthday Parties
  3. Family sessions (Pre-school & school age sessions)

The role will also include working closely with the Storybarn team and wider Reader teams such as comms/marketing, development and finance, to devise and implement the most effective sales strategy to support long term Storybarn growth and sustainability.

Key responsibilities

  • Regular sales communications with the existing Storybarn schools network via phone and email.
  • Provide information to schools regarding their potential visit to the Storybarn and answering any queries they may have pre and post booking.
  • To be a point of contact for all Storybarn Birthday Party Enquiries and bookings.
  • Have an in depth knowledge of the sessions on offer (Including, but not limited to, Incy Wincy Rhymers & Storyhunters) to be able to fully respond to customer queries.
  • Support the ongoing sales of the sessions through attending and contributing to meetings with Comms, Marketing & Development.

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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Chef Coordinator

  • Duration: Permanent
  • Salary: £17,000-£22,000 
  • Working Hours/Pattern: 35 hours per week across 5 days on a rota basis spanning 0800-1800 hours, Monday to Sunday.
  • Annual Leave: 30 days per year plus bank holidays
  • Location: Calderstones Park, Liverpool L18 3JB
  • Reporting to: Catering Manager

As Chef Coordinator you will be working with the Catering Manager, and be responsible for creatively developing and ensuring great delivery of The Reader’s hospitality offer.

Our current provision consists of a well-established and popular café, in temporary accommodation, and separate Ice Cream Parlour. Our remodeled Reader Café inside Calderstones Mansion House will open in a year and you will be involved in the creative vision for the new café, as well as the planning and development that will be bring it about. We expect to re-open the Mansion in Spring 2018 and we are looking for a candidate who can make the transition with us to potentially take on a Head Chef role in that new venture.

Key responsibilities

  • Show your love of food and all aspects of hospitality
  • Change and grow as the business grows
  • Be interested in and care about people
  • Think on your feet and with entrepreneurial flair
  • Care about detail while creating the bigger picture

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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Voluntary Role: Reception Assistant

  • Hours: A minimum commitment of two or three hours per week
  • Location: The Reader’s Head Office, Calderstones Park, Liverpool L18 3JB

As a Volunteer Reception Assistant, you will be the first port of call for any visitors to The Reader’s Head Office at Calderstones Park’s Coach House. An integral voluntary administrative role, The Reader will rely on you to create a good first impression both in-person and on the telephone. Above anything else you’ll need to have a good rapport with many different types of people and help them to feel looked after, listened to and at ease.

Key responsibilities

  • Greeting visitors in a welcoming and friendly manner, offering them refreshments and directing them to the right location.
  • Answering the telephone, taking and relaying messages.
  • Monitoring those entering and exiting the building.
  • Keeping the reception area tidy and promotional material topped up.
  • Providing information about The Reader including our Shared Reading groups, volunteer opportunities and events as well as our Calderstones project to create The International Centre for Shared Reading.
  • Providing general clerical and administrative support to the team as required

Download the role description below for full details.

How to apply:

Please email volunteer@thereader.org.uk to find out more or express interest in this role.

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