The Communications team is a vital part of the charity’s core team and its work supports The Reader’s strategic goals of:
– growing the Shared Reading movement
– successfully establishing Calderstones and its businesses.

We work hard and creatively to get our complex messages in front of diverse audiences, including funders and commissioners, volunteers and Shared Reading group members, visitors who come to Calderstones to engage with our programme and / or who are our social enterprise customers, along with donors, magazine subscribers, our Friends, and many others.

This is a key role in the Communications team, which sits in the newly formed Literature Directorate. As a member of the Literature Directorate you’ll be a keen reader, willing to learn more about reading, and the power of our work. You’ll be required to contribute creative ideas to the Literature Directorate’s creative annual programme of reading, which serves and gives structure to the entire organisation.

We are particularly keen to receive applications from people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds; LGBTQ+; those with disabilities, those with unconventional life experience or educational background.

Based at

The Mansion House, Calderstones Park, L18


28 hours a week, Monday to Sunday Flexible working hours will be considered. Some out of hours working will be required as our site is open 7 days a week

Rate of pay

£22,000 – £27,000 per annum, pro rata



Reporting to

Head of Communications


9am, Friday 8th January

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