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Head of Digital (Consultant)

  • Contact Type: Consultancy (we are open to this post being filled by a freelance individual or an agency)
  • Duration: Maximum contact period – 18 months
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Working Hours/Pattern: Flexible on approach to the project brief – within the restrictions of the project budget and timeline
  • Location: The Reader, Mansion House, Calderstones Park, Liverpool L18 3JB (Flexibility can be given but it expected that the majority of work will be done from our Calderstones office). National travel may be required
  • Reporting to: Directors Group

The Reader is looking for a consultant Head of Digital, to lead the transformation of its digital infrastructure over the next 18 months. This is an opportunity to work for a fast-paced organisation that is scaling its unique model of Shared Reading to build stronger and more supportive communities across the UK. We’re looking for an experienced Digital professional who can bring strong leadership skills and commitment to a user-driven design process. You’ll have experience of developing an overarching digital strategy and be able to understand and define business needs and then manage the development of a range of digital products to meet those needs.

This project is about defining, leading and delivering a digital strategy for The Reader. We are investing in digital services to help us better attract, recruit, train and support volunteers as we grow our national model and to achieve better outcomes for the people we read with. We want technology to be an embedded thread running through our Shared Reading model, which strengthens our model as we bring it to new communities. Therefore, we’re looking for an experienced digital professional who can grasp and further develop organisational strategy and enjoy working with a range of people, internally and externally, to further enhance it.

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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People and Project Manager (North Wales)

Based: Home Working with use of an office space in Bangor
Reporting to: Head of Operations
Salary:  £25,000 pro rata
Hours: 35 hours per week
Duration: 2 year contract in line with Big Lottery funding
Closing date: 9am, Thursday 26 April, 2018

We are looking for a target-driven, motivated and focussed leader to take responsibility for the successful management of a our Feel Better with a Book Big Lottery funded project in North Wales.  This is an ambitious project, recruiting, training and supporting volunteers in Gwynned and Anglesey to run shared reading groups to reduce social isolation and improve wellbeing.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage the work of the Volunteer Coordinators including recruitment, allocation of responsibilities, objective setting and development reviews, staff support and supervision, budget management, IT (including Microsoft Dynamics), Communications, Quality, Monitoring and Evaluation, dealing with day to day issues and concerns
  • Arrange and lead regular team meetings
  • Build and maintain strong partner and referral relationships
  • Oversee the recruitment, support and supervision of volunteers

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. Please complete the application form and submit to kateharrison@thereader.org.uk.

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Rheolwr Pobl a Phroslect (Gogledd Cymru)

Lleoliad: Gweithio o gartref gyda defnydd o swyddfa ym Mangor
Adrodd i: Pennaeth Gweithrediadau
Cyflog:  £25,000 pro rata
Oriau: 35 awr
Parhad:  2 flynedd, yn unol ag arian y Loteri Fawr
Dyddiad cau ar gyfer ceisiadau: 9am, 26ain Ebrill, 2018

Rydym yn chwilio am arweinydd gyda chymhelliant a ffocws ar dargedau a chanlyniadau i gymryd cyfrifoldeb dros reoli’n llwyddiannus ein prosiect Gwella Lles a Llyfr a ariennir yng Ngogledd Cymru gan Gronfa Loteri Fawr.  Mae’r prosiect yma yn uchelgeisiol; rydym yn recriwtio, hyfforddi a chynnal gwirfoddolwyr yng Ngwynedd, Conwy ag Ynys Môn i redeg grwpiau Darllen ar y Cyd gan leihau ynysiad cymdeithasol a gwella lles.

Prif Ddyletswyddau:

  • Rheoli gwaith y Cydlynwyr Gwirfoddolwyr gan gynnwys recriwtio, dyrannu cyfrifoldebau, pennu amcanion a datblygu adolygiadau, cymorth a goruchwyliaeth staff, rheoli cyllideb, TG (gan gynnwys Microsoft Dynamics), cyfathrebu, ansawdd, monitro a gwerthuso, ymdrin â materion a phryderon dydd i ddydd
  • Trefnu ac arwain cyfarfodydd tîm yn rheolaidd
  • Datblygu a chynnal perthynas bartner a pherthynas atgyfeirio cryf
  • Goruchwylio’r gwaith o recriwtio, cefnogi ac arolygu gwirfoddolwyr

Nodwch: Peidiwch ag anfon CV yn unig. Byddwn ond yn ystyried ceisiadau sy’n cadw at y broses ganlynol: Ymwelwch â www.thereader.org.uk a dewis y tab ‘Get Involved’ lle byddwch yn gallu gweld y swydd-ddisgrifiad llawn a lawr lwytho ffurflen gais. Llenwch y ffurflen gais, a’i danfon yn ôl i kateharrison@thereader.org.uk

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Café Cook

  • Duration:Fixed term to 30th September 2018
  • Rate of pay: £8 per hour
  • Working Hours/Pattern: minimum 12 hours per week 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

The Cook 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.

Key responsibilities

  • Prepare and deliver all items offered on the menu
  • Provide leadership to the staff team ensuring that best practice and required standards of Health and Safety and Food Hygiene Legislation are fully adhered to at all times
  • Ensure the café kitchen works in harmony with front of house at all times contributing to working relationships that enable customers to receive the care needed to benefit from and enjoy their visit.
  • Ensure stock rotation and that deliveries are checked to ensure accurate quantity and quality of product

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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