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Chief Operating Officer, The Reader Organisation

Deadline: 9am Monday 21 September 2015. Paid (£40k-50k) Full time

About the role
Reporting to the Director, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) will be responsible for implementing and strengthening internal organisational processes that will allow shared reading to grow and fulfil its ambition. They will have three key areas of responsibility:

Development and delivery of the Financial Strategy

Oversight of The Reader, Shared Reading Delivery and Development

Head Office Management
The COO will deputise for the Director as and when required and report to the Board of Trustees as required.

About The Reader Organisation
The Reader
is a fast-growing social enterprise with a national and international remit that develops innovative shared reading-aloud groups in diverse communities. Our Head Office is in our home city of Liverpool, but we have teams in London, the North East, the South West and Wales, as well as a national prisons project in 19 locations, and sister projects in Australia, Belgium and Denmark.

We are hard-working, hugely ambitious and aim for the highest standards of quality in all aspects of our work. We want to make shared reading the norm in all walks of life.

How to Apply
Note: Please do not just send in a CV. We will only consider applications that adhere to the following process:

Visit and select the ‘Working with Us’ tab where you will be able to view the full job description and download an application form. Please complete the application form and submit a covering letter, explaining how you meet the requirements of this role, to

Your covering letter is an opportunity for you to include any additional information which could not be explained within the application form.

Deadline for applications: Monday 21st September 2015, 9am

Interviews: Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th October 2015, Calderstones Mansion, Liverpool, L18 3JB.

For full details, visit the website.