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Chef

  • Based at: Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18 3JB
  • Reporting to: Catering Manager
  • Rate of pay: £8.71 – £10.33 per hour, dependent on experience
  • Hours: minimum 20 hours per week on a rota basis spanning 0800 – 1800 hours, Monday to Sunday
  • Duration: Permanent 

The Chef will be flexible and hands on in all areas providing a range of profitable catering offers that work in harmony with the Reader’s ethos and vision, generating revenue and supporting our wider activity.

Our ideal candidate would have experience within a commercial kitchen/cafe environment with a keen interest and passion for food. You will be self-disciplined and able to produce food to a high standard with attention to detail. Experience in baking would be an advantage.

It is expected you will have responsibility for the overall daily operation of the café’s kitchen and catering processes being mindful of industry cost margins. You will need the practical skills to execute an interesting but simple menu and be capable of working alongside the Catering manager contributing to the development of innovative seasonal menus.

Current and relevant health and safety/food hygiene certificates are essential. You will work closely with the Social Enterprise team.

Please submit your completed application form to kateharrison@thereader.org.uk.

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Catering Assistant

  • Based at: Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18 3JB
  • Reporting to: Catering Manager
  • Rate of pay: £8.21 per hour
  • Hours: minimum 4 hours per week on a rota basis spanning 0800 – 1800 hours, Monday to Sunday
  • Duration: Fixed term to 30th September 2019

This role will work across the catering provision of The Reader Group Enterprises, in our café, ice cream parlour, and events. They will work in a team developing and delivering a range of profitable catering offers that work in harmony with The Reader Group’s ethos and vision and consistently delivers a high level of customer service.

The café and ice cream parlour are open seven days a week and provide a quality and affordable offer for the local community in welcoming environments. We are looking for a hard-working, honest person to join our growing Enterprise team. You will be invited to participate fully in the development of our exciting Social Enterprise which offers many opportunities for growth and development.

Please submit your completed application form to kateharrison@thereader.org.uk.

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Cleaner

  • Based: Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18 3JB
  • Reporting to: Cleaner Supervisor 
  • Hourly Rate: £8.21
  • Hours: Part time hours per week across 7 days on a rota basis 0600 – 2000 hours, Monday to Sunday
  • Duration: Permanent 

This is an exciting opportunity for a practically minded individual with an aptitude for maintaining high standards to join our Facilities Team.

Our buildings are public facing and need to be well maintained all year round, you will be part of the team that ensures our group members, our staff and volunteers, and members of the public have a comfortable, clean and safe environment in which to work and visit. You will have held a similar role in the commercial or social enterprise sector and will be able to demonstrate how previous experience translates to this role.

As a member of the onsite cleaning team, you will be responsible for ensuring that the communal and public areas of the site are hygienic, attractive and safe. These areas include 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.  The sense of place within the site is key; from the moment people walk through our door, they must feel welcome, relaxed and connected to the ethos and values of The Reader.

Please submit your completed application form to kateharrison@thereader.org.uk.

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Cleaning Supervisor

  • Based: Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18 3JB
  • Reporting to: Head of Facilities and Capital Development
  • Hourly Rate: £9.04
  • Hours: 24.5 hours per week across 7 days on a rota basis 0600 – 2000 Monday to Sunday
  • Duration: Permanent 
  • Deadline: Tuesday 23rd July 2019, 9am

This is an exciting opportunity for a practically minded individual with an aptitude for co-ordination and maintaining high standards. Our buildings are public facing and need to be well maintained all year round, you will be part of the team that ensures our group members, our staff and volunteers, and members of the public have a comfortable, clean and safe environment in which to work and visit. You will have held a similar role in the commercial or social enterprise sector and will be able to demonstrate how previous experience translates to this role. You will need to be flexible to ensure that a high level of cleanliness is maintained throughout the site and oversee the work of other cleaners in the team on a daily basis.

Please submit your completed application form to kateharrison@thereader.org.uk.

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People Assistant

  • Based: Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18 3JB
  • Reporting to: People Manager
  • Salary: £15,500 – £17,000
  • Hours: Full Time/35 hours per week
  • Duration: Permanent 
  • Deadline: Monday 22nd July 2019, 9am

This role calls for an exceptionally highly-motivated and dedicated person to provide general administrative support to the People Team

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing administrative support for The Reader’s staff and volunteer recruitment processes. Includes answering queries about opportunities, distributing paperwork for shortlisting, preparing interview schedules, interview rooms, meeting and greeting potential candidates.
  • Providing administrative support for The Reader’s induction process for new recruits, including organising induction schedule, providing and obtaining appropriate documentation and being first point of contact for new starters.
  • Processing DBS checks for staff and volunteers
  • Provide administrative support for all HR processes including but not limited to sickness absence, annual leave, booking and organising staff and volunteer training
  • Answering a range of e-mail queries on general information about The Reader’s programmes and opportunities and re-directing queries within the organisation as appropriate,
  • Administration of contracts of employment.
  • Distributing incoming mail and making arrangements for outgoing mail.
  • Inputting and updating HR data using Dynamics
  • Organising and maintaining electronic and paper files

Please submit your completed application form to kateharrison@thereader.org.uk.

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Duty Operations Coordinator

  • Based: Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18 3JB
  • Reporting to: Site Operations Manager
  • Salary: £17,000 – £22,000
  • Hours: 35 hours per week across 7 days on a rota basis 0800 – 2000 Monday to Sunday
  • Duration: Permanent 
  • Deadline: Wednesday 24th July, 9am

This is an exciting opportunity for a practically minded, highly organised individual with an aptitude for maintaining high standards to join our Calderstones Team.

As a member of the Site Operations Team, you will be responsible for setting the tone for all of our front of house services and to supervise the day to day operations of the enterprises within The Reader. You will need to deliver excellent customer service in line with the organisation’s values and ethos. To be the first port of call for any problems that may arise on site and delegate to the appropriate person/team. You must be able to problem solve, be organised, a natural leader, and be confident in decision-making.

Please submit your completed application form to kateharrison@thereader.org.uk.

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Sales and Events Manager

  • Based: Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18 3JB
  • Reporting to: Director of Social Enterprise 
  • Salary: £22,000 – £27,000
  • Hours: 35 hours per week over a 7 day weekly rota 
  • Duration: Permanent 
  • Deadline: Wednesday 24th July, 9am

This individual will be responsible for the overall sales and delivery of all events at Calderstones (International Centre for Shared Reading).  

The Events Manager will be based at Calderstones, where the Reader is developing its International Centre for Reading and Wellbeing. Hospitality will be a key element of this venture, with any profits reinvested into projects that improve the quality of people’s lives.

Role Responsibilities:

This role is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual with fantastic sales skills and high levels of resilience. You will be working closely with the Head of Site Operations, Director of Social Enterprise, the Head of Programmes and the wider Directors Group to ensure that our ethos, values and vision continue to be at the forefront of what we do at Calderstones. You will have overall event delivery responsibilities at site. facilitating a smooth “Front of House” service for all of our beneficiaries, customers and staff. You will be responsible for meeting sales targets set by Directors group in line with our ethos and values.

Please submit your completed application form to kateharrison@thereader.org.uk.

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Catering Supervisor

  • Based: Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18 3JB
  • Reporting to: Catering Manager
  • Hourly Rate: £8.43 
  • Hours: minimum 8 hours per week on a rota basis spanning 0800 – 1800 hours, Monday to Sunday
  • Duration: Fixed Term
  • Deadline: Thursday 25th July 2019, 9am

This role will work across the catering provision of The Reader Enterprises, in our café, ice cream parlour, and events. They will work in a team developing and delivering a range of profitable catering offers that work in harmony with The Reader Group’s ethos and vision and consistently delivers a high level of customer service.

The café and ice cream parlour are open seven days a week and provide a quality and affordable offer for the local community in welcoming environments. We are looking for a hard-working, honest and experienced individual who is comfortable supervising others to join our growing Enterprise team. You will be invited to participate fully in the development of our exciting Social Enterprise which offers many opportunities for growth and development.

Please submit your completed application form to kateharrison@thereader.org.uk.

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North West Hub Leader

  • Based: Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18 3JB
  • Reporting to: North West Regional Manager
  • Salary: £17,000 – £22,000
  • Working arrangements: 35 hours per week usually Monday – Friday with a requirement for occasional weekend working on the Calderstones site, which is a 7 day a week working environment. Flexible working arrangements will be considered 
  • Duration: Permanent 
  • Deadline: Monday 5th August 2019, 9am

This role requires a motivated and community minded individual.  The main thrust of the role is to sustain and expand The Reader’s Shared Reading work in a designated operational Hub, within the North West Region. We are looking for someone with demonstrable experience- and love of -working with volunteers to make great things happen.

You will be part of a great team working together to deliver a common goal. You will be required to produce regular reports and updates on progress in your area, ensuring targets and deadlines set by our funders are met

Key activities of the Hub Leader role will be:

·         To Coordinate training

·         To act as proactive ambassador for the reader recruiting and supporting  volunteers to ensure they have a great experience and deliver quality shared reading

·         Building local partner relationships that will help us ensure our groups reach the people who need them most, attract new volunteers and provide funding for future sustainability

Please submit your completed application form to kateharrison@thereader.org.uk.

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Calderstones Volunteer Coordinator

  • Based: Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18 3JB
  • Reporting to: Head of People
  • Salary: £17,000 – £22,000 (pro rata)
  • Working arrangements: 35 hours per week / 1.0 FTE. Full time and part time positions available. 35 hours per week on a Monday – Sunday rota basis spanning 0800 – 2000 (summer months) and 0830 – 1730 (winter months) 
  • Duration: Permanent 
  • Deadline: Monday 5th August 2019, 9am

The Calderstones Volunteer co-ordinator will build on our existing volunteer strategy and develop a programme of opportunities and systems that provide a high quality volunteer experience that reflects best practice in the sector.  Flexibility in working hours and working pattern is crucial to the success of this role.

At the heart of the community offer at Calderstones will be a programme of Shared Reading and community wellbeing groups as well as a number of larger one off/ annual events which will attract larger numbers of visitors from further afield. The Reader will have a role in igniting enthusiasm and will support the development of a full and vibrant programme but we envisage that a community of willing volunteers will co-create the programme with us. This role will be helping to identify ideas, opportunities, skills and talents within individuals and provide the support and guidance necessary to bring out the best in people whilst at the same time ensuring that relevant policies and procedures are in place.

Please submit your completed application form to kateharrison@thereader.org.uk.

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