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Catering Assistant

  • Location: The Reader, Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18 3JB
  • Reporting to: Catering Manager
  • Hourly Rate: £7.38 – £7.83 per hour
  • Hours: Minimum 4 hours per week on a rota basis spanning 0800-1800 hours. Working hours will primarily be Monday – Friday. However, there is also a requirement to work weekends.
    Duration: fixed term to 31st March 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.

Key Responsibilities

  • To uphold the reputation and values of our organisation when dealing with customers and colleagues.
  • To create and maintain a friendly, vibrant, and supportive atmosphere across the enterprises, whilst ensuring high standards of customer service.
  • To work as a member of wider Reader Group team through engaging customers in conversations about The Reader Group’s charitable mission and plans for Calderstones.
  • To comply with our food safety management system and health and safety requirements, including daily HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) diary entries. Training will be provided.
  • To maintain high levels of hygiene and cleanliness in all areas of each enterprise.
  • Preparing and presenting food and drinks to a high standard. This includes the café’s barista service, breakfast and lunch menu and the parlour’s ice cream offer. (Training will be provided).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

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Invitation to Tender – Digital Development

What we’re looking for

To deliver these projects, The Reader needs much more than an agency to build a website – we need a partner that will help us to address the culture changes which will enable us to be a truly digital first organisation. We understand that this will require us to learn how to embed digital within our organisation, and in every corner of our charity. 

To save costs, we aim to do as much in house as possible. This may take time, investment and new resource, but it will lead to better quality content and data, improved staff efficiency and a better volunteer experience.

 We can’t do this from day one, so our digital partner will need to provide support along the way. The appointed partner will be required to:

  •  Consult on strategy development
  • Provide service design and technical expertise
  • Train staff internally
  • Support user-research
  • Support the roll out and training to ensure the adoption across the organisation.

Project Timeline
This is an ambitious strategy with tight deadlines, and which requires a digital partner to be dedicated and flexible.
We’d be looking to research, design and build our website in Q4FY of 2019 for a launch in mid-May 2019.
To be ready for the volunteer data we hope to collect, we’d need the foundation of our data strategy and systems in place by this time.
We anticipate that we will continue our partnership with our digital partner after this time for support in training, developing frameworks and service design.
Our investment for this phase of delivering our digital strategy ends in December 2020.

Submission guidance

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