Head of Development and Partnerships, The Reader

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.