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Development and Partnerships Coordinator

  • Duration: Permanent 
  • Salary: £17,000 to £22,000 per annum 
  • Working Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Annual Leave: 30 days per year plus bank holidays
  • Location: Calderstones Park, Liverpool L18 3JB
  • Reporting to: Partnerships Manager

You’ll be working in a small, fast-paced team that needs to flex to opportunities as they arise, so you’ll get experience of working with a variety of stakeholders and income streams. We’re looking for someone who’s as happy on the phone to an individual donor as they are crafting a bid for a grant-maker. Shared Reading is all about relationships and connections and that is what this role is about. Providing high quality stewardship to our funders and partners is a priority for our team and we are looking for someone who is driven to generate new income by spotting and nurturing new relationships.   

The Development and Partnerships team are working to support the delivery of an ambitious and exciting five-year business plan to:

1.    Develop and expand a national network of Shared Reading groups – putting Shared Reading into the hands of committed, trained volunteers who have the local networks, relationships and passion to set up and lead their own reading communities

2.    Grow a community based on Shared Reading at our organisational home in Calderstones Park, Liverpool, where we are transforming Calderstones’ grade II listed Mansion House into the International Centre for Shared Reading, with a broad community and outreach programme and expanded social enterprise

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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Weekend Cleaner

  • Duration: 6 months fixed term in the first instance
  • Rate of pay: £7.83 per hour
  • Working Hours/Pattern: 4 hours per weekend (2pm-4pm)
  • Annual Leave: 30 days per year plus bank holidays
  • Location: Calderstones Park, Liverpool L18 3JB
  • Reporting to: Building Manager

As the onsite weekend cleaner, you will be responsible for ensuring that the communal and public areas of the site are hygienic, attractive and safe. These areas include kitchens, 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.

Key responsibilities

  • Be flexible to changing demands of the post
  • Take pride in a job well done, committed to achieving high standards of cleanliness and hygiene
  • Be punctual and reliable
  • Be willing to undertake any training relevant to the role
  • Be trustworthy, maintaining confidentiality at all times in respect of organisational matters and to prevent disclosure of confidential and sensitive information

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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Voluntary Role: Reception Assistant

  • Hours: A minimum commitment of two or three hours per week
  • Location: The Reader’s Head Office, Calderstones Park, Liverpool L18 3JB

As a Volunteer Reception Assistant, you will be the first port of call for any visitors to The Reader’s Head Office at Calderstones Park’s Coach House. An integral voluntary administrative role, The Reader will rely on you to create a good first impression both in-person and on the telephone. Above anything else you’ll need to have a good rapport with many different types of people and help them to feel looked after, listened to and at ease.

Key responsibilities

  • Greeting visitors in a welcoming and friendly manner, offering them refreshments and directing them to the right location.
  • Answering the telephone, taking and relaying messages.
  • Monitoring those entering and exiting the building.
  • Keeping the reception area tidy and promotional material topped up.
  • Providing information about The Reader including our Shared Reading groups, volunteer opportunities and events as well as our Calderstones project to create The International Centre for Shared Reading.
  • Providing general clerical and administrative support to the team as required

Download the role description below for full details.

How to apply:

Please email volunteer@thereader.org.uk to find out more or express interest in this role.

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