The Reader Vacancies – Volunteering Manager, Heritage Programmes Manager, Head Chef

Volunteering Manager

Based: Calderstones Park, Liverpool, 18
Reporting to: Head of People
Salary: £25,000 – £27,000 per annum
Duration: Permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week usually Monday – Friday with a requirement for occasional weekend working on the Calderstones site, which is a 7 day a week working environment
Deadline: Friday 16th August, 9am

We currently work with 1000 volunteers across the UK in a variety of roles. The opening of the Reader Mansion House provides us with an opportunity to further expand the numbers and roles we can offer and support. This post plays a key part in bringing together the overview of this enhanced volunteer offer. The successful candidate will play a part in setting the strategic direction for the future, ensuring we offer an excellent volunteer experience and that the policies, procedures and support structures required to underpin this are embedded across the organisation.

The post is a lynchpin in the organisation’s People Team and the successful candidate will be required to work closely with the different departments offering volunteer opportunities across the organisation.

Calderstones Heritage Programmes Manager

Based: Calderstones Park, Liverpool, 18
Reporting to: Head of Calderstones Programmes
Salary: £22,000 – £27,000 per annum
Duration: Permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week across 5 days on a rota basis spanning 0800 – 2000 hours, Monday to Sunday
Deadline: Monday 19th August, 9am
At our headquarters, The Reader at Calderstones, we are building the first community of its kind in the UK and indeed, the world – a community built on Shared Reading, a place where everyone can come to find something real to take home at the end of the day. We are looking for an organised, enthusiastic manager who can share their passion for heritage by developing and delivering a high-quality visitor, community and events programme with Liverpool’s newest heritage attraction, with Liverpool’s most ancient heritage at its heart in the form of the Calder Stones.

Calderstones Mansion House is a beautiful Grade II Listed building in Liverpool’s most beautiful park. It includes Liverpool’s most ancient monument, the Calder Stones, and will be home to a rich programme of public engagement activities based on literature, heritage, wellbeing and arts, with Shared Reading at its heart. We need the right person to join our programmes team to lead on our heritage activities.

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.

To apply for any of these posts click here to visit the vacancies page of The Reader website (you will be diverted away from the LCVS site).

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