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Chef 

  • Based: The Mansion House, Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18 3JB
  • Reports to: Catering Manager
  • Rate of Pay: £8.50 per hour
  • Hours: Minimum 20 hours per week on a rota basis spanning 0800 – 1800 hours, Monday to Sunday.
  • Duration: Fixed term to 30th September 2019

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.

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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Finance Assistant

  • Based: Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18 3JB
  • Reports to: Finance Manager
  • Salary: £15,500 – £17,000 per annum
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Deadline: 9am, Monday 22nd April 2019

This role calls for an enthusiastic, highly-motivated and dedicated person who shares our values. This is a diverse role that requires an ability to learn a breadth of finance processes, undertake day to day transactions and be adaptable to the needs of the organisation.  Over time, this role will give you exposure to the full breadth of the management accounting function.

Part of the requirement of this role will be to undertake an apprenticeship AAT qualification.

 Key responsibilities:

  • To support the Management Accounts Supervisor in processing the day to day financial transactions function of the organisation, including the Community Interest Company trading subsidiary
  • Sales and purchase ledger processing, ensuring invoices are dealt with in a timely manner using the Sage accounting system
  • Purchase order processing
  • Cash management including weekly payment runs, cash banking, petty cash, monitoring of bank balances and reconciliations

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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Community Engagement Lead

  • Based: Home
  • Reports to: North West & National People and Projects Manager
  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: £17,000 – £22,000 per annum pro rata
  • Hours: 0.7FTE/ 24.5 hours
  • Duration: Fixed Term to 31st March 2020
  • Deadline: 9am, Monday 15th April 2019

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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Recruit and support volunteers to run Shared Reading groups and undertake Volunteer Organiser, Community Advocate and Community Champion duties.
  • Recruit community members to reading groups
  • Develop good working relationships with project partners and local services, including building referral relationships
  • Take responsibility for representing The Reader in public, maintaining relationships with partner agencies and ensure that positive impacts are recorded
  • Keep up to date records and contribute to project reports
  • Ensure monitoring and evaluation processes are undertaken on the project
  • In conjunction with our Communications team, develop publicity materials, such as leaflets and posters to promote the groups and volunteering opportunities – including developing and delivering a publicity plan to raise awareness of the project
  • Keep up to date records of delivery of shared reading, and volunteer records in line with organisational best practice, and project needs

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

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Story Hunter

  • Based: Calderstones Park, Liverpool, 18
  • Reports to: Storybarn Manager
  • Hourly Rate: £8.21
  • Hours: Minimum 6 hours ( working pattern covers 0900 – 1900, Monday to Sunday with regular weekend work)
  • Duration: Fixed Term to 30th September 2019
  • Deadline: 9am, Thursday 25th April 2019

The Storybarn is a creative, interactive environment in which children can feel thoroughly alive and creative in the company of quality literature. We believe that books offer children a way to understand the world in which they live and the worlds inside themselves. The Reader exists to provide book-routes into this inner space, and to develop shared understandings of both it, and the outer world.

Training will be provided with space for creative adaptation of delivery for applicants to really make the role their own.

This role could be for you if you:

  • Passionately believe in the value of reading
  • Are flexible, enthusiastic and positive
  • Are incredible outgoing and confident working with children and families
  • Are Compassionate and creative

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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Catering Supervisor

  • Based: Calderstones Park, Liverpool, 18
  • Reports to: Catering Manager
  • Hourly Rate: £8.43 – £8.71
  • Hours: Minimum 8 hours per week on a rota basis spanning 0800 – 1800 hours, Monday to Sunday
  • Duration: Fixed Term to 30th September 2019
  • Deadline: 9am, Wednesday 17th April 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 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 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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