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North Wales Volunteer Coordinator

  • Based at: North Wales team base
  • Reporting to: Team Leader
  • Salary: £17,000 – £22,000
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

We are looking for staff with a connection to literature who have the people management skills to develop relationships with partners and volunteers to ensure we get shared reading into the hands of those who need it.

This role will require you to play an important role in recruiting, supporting and training volunteers.  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.

Please complete the application form and submit a covering letter, explaining how you meet the requirements of this role, to

  • Lleoliad: Canolfan tîm yng Ngogledd Cymru
  • Adrodd i: Arweinydd y tîm
  • Cyflog: £17,000 – £22,000 
  • Oriau:35 awr yr wythnos

Rydym yn chwilio am staff gyda chysylltiad i lenyddiaeth a sgiliau rheoli pobl i feithrin cydberthnasau â phartneriaid a gwirfoddolwyr i sicrhau fod ‘Shared Reading’ yn cyrraedd y bobl sydd ei angen.

Bydd y rôl hon yn gofyn i chi chwarae rhan bwysig yn y broses recriwtio, cefnogi a hyfforddi gwirfoddolwyr. Byddwch hefyd yn datblygu ac yn darparu cynllun cyhoeddusrwydd i godi ymwybyddiaeth am y prosiect, ac adeiladu cysylltiadau lleol i sefydlu llwybrau atgyfeirio i grwpiau lle bo’n briodol.

Llenwch y ffurflen gais, a chyflwynwch lythyr eglurhaol, yn egluro sut rydych yn bodloni gofynion y rôl hon, i

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Invitation to Tender – Evaluating the Community Impact of Shared Reading 

Alongside our internal evaluation processes, externally-conducted evaluation projects have a vital role to play in enabling the in-depth insights that snapshot evaluations alone just can’t give. Together with our snapshot data, they help us to build a picture of our impact that has both breadth and depth, showing both our general overall indicative impact and the detail that helps with finer-grained learning and the generation of a more compelling evidence base. 

We have recently completed a process evaluation looking at how we can support our volunteer Reader Leaders to continue to deliver high quality Shared Reading groups sustainably into the future. We now feel that we are in the right place to evaluate the output of these groups, specifically within a community, Public Health context. 

We wish to work with an evaluator who can plan and conduct a longitudinal evaluation/research project to take us to Level 3 in the NESTA Standards of Evidence – that is we want to use a methodology that enables us to have a higher degree of confidence about causality on the outcomes. We foresee this project being a focused, specially recruited project involving a control group comparison, although would be open to other suggestions from an evaluator as to the best approach to have greater confidence in the impact data, and a stronger understanding of causality. It is important to us that the findings give us genuine insights into the effectiveness of our work rather than simply tell us the answers we want to hear. The project should therefore have a rigorous methodology and a large enough population to provide strong and reliable findings.

Submission guidance

Please submit your tender via email to 

Deadline for the submission of tenders is Monday 11 March 2019 at 9am

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Reader Leader PIPES – Casual Cover

  • Hours: Casual Cover, As and When
  • Reporting to: PIPE People and Project Manager
  • Duration: Casual/Fixed Term Agreement
  • Salary: £17,000 – £22,000 per annum, pro rata
  • Delivery Location: Nationwide

We are looking for people who understand how literature can assist with the aims of PIPE units and who are interested in being considered in offering casual cover or future employment in such settings through The Reader. Subsequent responsibilities would be delivering weekly high quality shared reading groups in order to promote reading, well-being and good mental health. Additional responsibilities would be incurred through fixed term contracts

The delivery of the reading groups will take place in prisons and probation hostels. We are currently recruiting in the following areas of operation:

  • North West: Southport, Liverpool, Preston and Bury
  • North: Hull, Durham and Yorkshire area
  • South East: Thetford, Ipswich and Isle of Sheppey

Please do not just send in a CV. Please download the full application form, Literary Task and job description. Please complete the application form and submit to

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Communications Coordinator 

  • Based: The Mansion House, Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18 3JB
  • Reports to: Head of Communications
  • Salary: £17,000 – £22,000 per annum
  • Hours: Full Time (35)
  • Contract: Permanent

This role assists with the delivery of key communications activity and campaigns in The Reader’s live communications work plan. It also contributes to the productivity and efficiency of the team by providing process and administrative support.

Key Responsibilities

  • Effectively contributes to campaign/project performance by planning, co-ordinating, delivering, evaluating and communicating as directed by colleagues.
  • Coordinates requests for comms support from local Shared Reading hubs and other teams following agreed processes.
  • Helps maintain The Reader’s social media presence, keeping it up to date and engaging, e.g. by drafting and scheduling social media posts, including images and video, for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.
  • Helps to organise and manage regional and national events.
  • Coordinates content for The Reader’s monthly e-newsletter, along with solus mailshots, and monitors reach and engagement.
  • Manages all active comms mailing lists in line with The Reader’s GDPR practices.

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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Café Cook 

  • 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 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.

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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