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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: 16 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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Head Chef

  • Based: Calderstones Park, Liverpool, 18
  • Reporting to: Catering Manager
  • Salary: £22,000 – £27,000 per annum 
  • Duration: Permanent 
  • Hours: 35 hours per week across 5 days on a rota basis, Monday to Sunday
  • Deadline: Wednesday 21st August, 9am

As Head Chef you will be working with the Catering Manager, and be responsible for creatively developing and ensuring great delivery of The Reader’s hospitality offer at Calderstones, with a view to expanding to additional sites over time.

Success in this role would be to establish the Mansion house as a food and drink destination renowned across the North West.

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 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.

This role is one that will grow as the business grows and offers fast progression and career development for the right person. We want to find a professional, with creative flair, a passion for food and good service, who will make our catering work their own. In the first instance, it is expected you will have responsibility for the overall daily operation of the café’s kitchen and catering processes, ensure the smooth working of a range of profitable catering offers whilst being mindful of industry cost margins. You will need the practical skills to execute an interesting but simple menu, working alongside the Catering Manager contributing to the development of innovative seasonal menus.

The person in this role oversees all aspects of catering health and safety compliance, ensuring the highest standards of food safety, food quality and risk management are achieved and that these standards are maintained through constant monitoring.

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

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Administrative Assistant

  • Based: Calderstones Park, Liverpool, 18
  • Salary: £15,500 – £17,000 per annum 
  • Duration: Permanent 
  • Hours: 35 hours a week Monday to Friday, with occasional weekend work required to support with events
  • Deadline: Monday 9th September, 9am

We are looking for a caring and committed person who can provide administrative, secretarial and practical support to the Executive Assistant and Directors Group. 

Duties will be varied, including taking minutes at meetings, diary management and working with the Executive Assistant in supporting the Directors Group.   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
  • Look for innovative solutions to problems

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

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Head of Technology 

  • Based: Calderstones Park, Liverpool, 18
  • Salary: £27,000 – £35,000 per annum 
  • Duration: Permanent 
  • Reporting to: Chief Operating Officer and Director of Finance
  • Hours: 35 hours per week (some weekend support required) 
  • Annual Leave: 30 days per year plus bank holidays 
  • Deadline: Friday 13th September, 9am

As part of the award of National Lottery Funding, the digital infrastructure for the charity is being reviewed.

We are looking for a target-driven, motivated and focused leader to take responsibility for the IT Department and requirements of The Reader Group at this pivotal time of digital change. While this is being undertaken we need a dynamic individual who shares our values to be responsible for managing the staff, relationships and systems required to ensure that the technology supports the aims of the charity and businesses and enables growth, helping the charity achieve its vision.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop the IT Strategy for and architecture of the organisation in light of the current digital transformation work being undertaken within the organisation.
  • Lead and champion digital engagement at all levels across the organisation.
  • Manage the IT Team to help colleagues across the organisation troubleshoot technology issues and develop a training strategy to support self-help with basic computer technical issues.
  • Manage the IT budget to ensure that it is utilised effectively and the budget is not exceeded by year end.
  • Work with the People Team and Hub Managers to develop a strategy to ensure that the best available technology within budget restraints is available for volunteers.
  • Own the relationship with the technical agency following completion of the digital project, ensuring they are providing value for money in their on-going support.
  • Provide insight and leadership in all aspects of digital communications from user experience, content and optimisation, through to technical infrastructure.

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

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Technology Manager

  • Based: Calderstones Park, Liverpool, 18
  • Salary: £22,000 – £27,000 per annum 
  • Duration: Permanent 
  • Reporting to: Head of Technology 
  • Hours: 35 hours per week (some weekend support required) 
  • Annual Leave: 30 days per year plus bank holidays 
  • Deadline: Monday 2nd September, 9am

As part of the award of National Lottery Funding, the digital infrastructure for the charity is being reviewed.

We are looking for a target-driven, motivated and focused individual to work with the Head of Technology to take responsibility for the IT Department and requirements of The Reader Group at this pivotal time of digital change. 

Key Responsibilities

Under the strategic guidance of the Head of Technology, manage and work with the IT Team to:

  • Deliver the IT and Digital Strategy.
  • Champion digital engagement at all levels across the organization.
  • Help colleagues across the organisation troubleshoot technology issues.
  • Maintain computer and mobile phone equipment (including servers) and keep equipment updated within the budget restraints.
  • Provide training to other employees on how to remedy basic computer technical issues.
  • Ensure software and hardware systems are installed where required, including new equipment, anti-virus programs, CRM programs and other tools.
  • Support volunteers through the Hub Managers and Hub Leaders to utilize the technology available, providing training courses where appropriate.
  • Manage the active directory to ensure it is kept up to date and the correct level of controls are in place to protect the organization.
  • Ensure that regular backups are taken of key systems.

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

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Facilities Coordinator 

  • Based: Calderstones Park, Liverpool, 18
  • Salary: £17,000 – £22,000 per annum 
  • Duration: Permanent 
  • Reporting to: Head of Facilities and Capital Development 
  • Hours: 35 hours per week 5 days on a rota basis spanning 0800 – 2000 hours Monday to Sunday
  • Annual Leave: 30 days per year plus bank holidays 
  • Deadline: Monday 2nd September, 9am

About this Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a practically minded individual with a flair for coordination and maintaining standards. You will have held a similar role in the commercial, social enterprise or charitable sector and be able to demonstrate how this experience will translate to this new role. You will need to be flexible and willing to work with the whole team to solve problems we encounter as we grow. You will have a level of physical aptitude for basic maintenance tasks. You’ll be able to demonstrate your adaptability and willingness to learn.

 Key Responsibilities

Calderstones Mansion House is a beautiful Grade II Listed building sitting quietly in one of Liverpool’s best loved parks for families and the local community. You need to work hard to coordinate work keeping the site safe, clean and tidy, and to contribute to the organisation meeting its legal obligations. We will be welcoming thousands of visitors each year and the safety and presentation of our site is paramount to their experience.

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

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