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The Reader Vacancies – Various

Story Hunter

Based: Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18 3JB
Reporting to: Children and Young Person Manager
Hourly Rate: £8.21
Hours: 6 hours minimum (working pattern covers 0900 – 1900 hours, Monday to Sunday with regular weekend work)
Duration: 6 month fixed term
Deadline: Thursday 8th August, 2019, 9am.

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

Children and Young Person Manager

Based: Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18 3JB
Reporting to: Head of Children and Young People
Salary: £22,000 – £27,000 per annum
Working arrangements: 35 hours per week with a requirement for occasional weekend working on the Calderstones site, which is a 7 day a week working environment.
Annual Leave: 30 days per year plus bank holidays
Duration: Permanent
Deadline: Thursday 8th August, 2019, 9am.

You will:

  • Drive forwards and lead the development and expansion of our Families programme in the North West including managing the project delivery and ensuring that all targets are met.
  • Ensure the establishment and development of effective partnerships with delivery organisations such as Home Start. You will lead and organise the project and be accountable for processes needed to ensure effective delivery.
  • Be comfortable dealing with a large number of partners at any one time – prioritising and quickly moving between partners who may have different needs. You will be confident and comfortable spinning lots of plates at any one time and ensuring quality in every interaction.
  • Lead the Storybarn’s School Sales Strategy and performance (Retain existing customers, expand existing sales base)

Head of Development and Partnerships

Based: Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18 3JB
Reporting to: Director of Development and Communications
Salary: £27,000 – £35,000
Hours: 35 hours per week usually Monday – Friday, with a requirement for occasional out of hours working on the Calderstones site, which is a 7 day a week working environment. We are committed to offering flexible working.
Annual Leave: 30 days per year plus bank holidays
Duration: Permanent
Deadline: Friday 16th August 2019, 9am

This is an opportunity for an entrepreneurial development professional to take a leadership role in a creative, live-minded, person-centered charity, based in one of Liverpool’s most beautiful parks. We have a range of benefits, from our childcare vouchers, to flexible working. If this role excites you and you have the skills, experience and talent but don’t currently live in the area don’t let that deter you as a contribution to moving / re-location costs will be supported.

We’re doing exciting and meaningful work, and we’re looking for a lively, resilient and experienced development/sales specialist to join us.

Why this is a unique opportunity

If you love books and love people you won’t find a more dedicated, inspiring workplace. We’re changing the world one page, one poem, one Shakespeare play at a time.

The organisation has an ambitious business plan in place and the breadth of our work means the role will suit someone who is creative, entrepreneurial and thrives on a diverse workload, whether you bring experience from fundraising, commercial sales or commissioning. It’s a fantastic time to join Development and Partnerships team at The Reader. We will soon be opening the Mansion House in one of Liverpool’s most beautiful parks, Calderstones Park, following a £5m refurbishment project there is an exciting new programme to fund and great scope for partnership-working and fundraising. We have a mixed income model, including public sector commissioning, grant funding and social enterprise and a range of partners from companies to libraries, charities to health bodies. Over the last 24 months, we have gained multi-year support from several core funders such as National Lottery Community Fund and People’s Postcode Lottery. The Reader joined the Arts Council England National Portfolio for the first time in 2018 and we’re investing in our evaluation systems and digital infrastructure to support our growth.

For further information and to apply for any of these posts click here to visit The Reader’s jobs page.

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