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The Reader Vacancies

The Reader is a dynamic national charity and social enterprise, head quartered in Liverpool. Since 2002, The Reader has pioneered the use of Shared Reading to improve wellbeing, reduce isolation and build community resilience and connectedness across the UK and beyond. The Reader is in the process of transforming Calderstones’ grade II listed Mansion House into an International Centre for Shared Reading.

Storybarn Sales Assistant

Salary: £15,000 – £17,000 per annum
Hours: 35 hours
Contract: 12 months

The Storybarn Sales Assistant will be based at The Reader’s International Headquarters at Calderstones Park and have responsibility for the sales of the wide range of Storybarn products, including, but not limited, to:

  1. School sessions
  2. Birthday parties
  3. Family sessions (pre-school and school-age sessions)

The role will also include working closely with the Storybarn team and wider Reader teams such as communications and marketing, development and finance, to devise and implement the most effective sales strategy to support long term Storybarn growth and sustainability.

Training and supervision in shared reading and safeguarding practice will be provided. You must be willing to undertake an Enhanced DBS check

To apply, visit www.thereader.org.uk and select the Get Involved > Jobs tab where you will be able to view the full job description and download an application form. Complete the application form and submit a covering letter, explaining how you meet the requirements of this role, to kateharrison@thereader.org.uk. Quote the vacancy reference code 06/2018 on the application form.

Deadline: Monday 16 July 2018, 12pm. Applications arriving after 12pm will not be considered

Chef Coordinator

Salary: £17,000-£22,000 (Band 2)
Hours: 35 hours per week
Contract: Permanent

The Reader is looking to recruit a dedicated, creative, catering professional who can grow with the business and increasingly take on greater professional responsibility. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to grow with the organisation as it develops the catering offer.

You have the best work-ethic and are passionate about food, and are both ambitious and a great team-player, and looking for a long-term challenge and able to lead by example. As Chef Coordinator you will be working with the Catering Manager, and be responsible for creatively developing and ensuring great delivery of The Reader’s hospitality offer.

The current provision consists of a well-established and popular café, in temporary accommodation, and separate Ice Cream Parlour. The remodeled Reader Café inside Calderstones Mansion House will open in a year 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. You can make the transition to potentially take on a Head Chef role in that new venture.

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.

We are keen to hear from an experienced chef, but are definitely open to applications from newly qualified chefs with ambition and interest in social enterprise. You must understand and be experienced at working in professional kitchens. The post-holder 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.

To apply, visit www.thereader.org.uk and select the Get Involved > Jobs tab where you will be able to view the full job description and download an application form. Complete the application form and submit a covering letter, explaining how you meet the requirements of this role, to kateharrison@thereader.org.uk. Quote vacancy reference code 01/2018 on the application form.

Deadline: Wednesday 11 July 2018, 9am. Applications arriving after 9am will not be considered

Administrative and Evaluation Assistant

Salary: £15,000 – £17,000
Hours: Full-time
Contract: Permanent

The Reader is looking for a caring and committed person who can provide administrative, secretarial and practical support to the Directors Group and key departments across the organisation.

Duties will be varied, including taking minutes at meetings, diary management and working with the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, supporting the monitoring of the Reader’s impact. 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.

To apply, visit www.thereader.org.uk and select the ‘Get Involved Section’ where you will be able to view the full job description, recruitment pack and download an application form, quoting vacancy reference code 08 /2018 on the application form. Complete the application form and submit to kateharrison@thereader.org.uk. Please do not just send in a CV.

Deadline for applications: Friday 27 July 2018, 9am. Applications arriving after 9am will not be considered

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