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Local Issues / Hawk Green Reading Room Part Time Hall Manager Job
« Last post by admin on October 23, 2023, 08:15:17 AM »
Hawk Green Reading Room Part Time Hall Manager

A part time Hall Manager (estimated average 3hrs / week) is wanted to help secure the future functioning of this community facility.

The person appointed will work as part of a team with the volunteer committee.

This is a hands on job and the person we are seeking needs to be able to deal with practical issues and build up a good rapport with regular users.

The hours are flexible due to the nature of the job.

We are offering a remuneration of £2,400 per annum.

Hawk Green Reading Room - Background

Hawk Green Reading Room is a community facility founded in 1906 originally for the use of workers in the Mill. It is currently managed by a voluntary committee and offers a meeting place for numerous clubs and societies as well as private functions. The committee is dedicated to maintaining it, and in order to do so we are seeking a part time Hall Manager to help secure its future functioning.

Hall Manager – Job Specification

1. The Hall Manager will have overall responsibility in liaison with the Committee to ensure that the Reading Room remains in good order and is safe for all users. They would be asked to make a report to the committee at their annual meeting.

2 The Hall Manager will have ongoing responsibility for the general maintenance of the building and grounds. This will include responsibility for:

a. Handling any minor repairs that lie within his/her competence but being able (after consultation with the officers of the committee) to arrange for professional help with any more serious problems which arise.

b. Ongoing general maintenance of the building including changing light bulbs, setting the heating, managing the door key codes, keeping the access path free from leaves and ice and keeping the notice board up to date.

c. Regular weekly visit to the facility (Note: The Reading Room Committee already employ an excellent cleaner and the Hall Manager will need to liaise closely with her. They also employ a window cleaner, and a gardener who comes on a quarterly basis.)

3. The Hall Manager will be available to be a point of first contact for users experiencing any immediate problems, (e.g. heating not coming on, problems with the door etc.) Whilst regular and casual bookings are all initially dealt with by members of the committee, the manager will be expected to arrange for access to the Reading room and deal with any practicalities which arise including the tidying away of tables and chairs if necessary

4. The Hall Manager will oversee any major work that has been agreed by the Committee and liaise with Treasurer regarding payments for the work.

5. In order to fulfil their responsibilities the Hall Manager will need to have internet access for communication purposes.

Hawk Green Reading Room – Hall Manager: Terms and Conditions of Employment

1. Job Title – Hall Manager (Permanent Position)

2. The Hall Manager – will report to the Chairman of the Hawk Green Reading Room Committee from whom they will obtain any necessary instructions.

3. Place of Work – Hawk Green Reading Room, Marple, plus dealing with any administrative work and telephone calls at home.

4. Hours – The number of hours worked will depend upon what is necessary for the fulfilment of the contract. The Hall Manager will receive a remuneration of £2400 per annum paid on a monthly basis to take account of the variability of the workload which is estimated at an average of 3 hours a week.

5. Probationary period. there will be a probationary period of three months.  As this is an entirely new post, we will carry out regular reviews where any problems can be mutually discussed.

6. Remuneration – will be paid at the rate of £200 per month.

7. Annual Leave – Holidays will be arranged by mutual agreement.

8. If unable to work - the Hall Manager must notify the chairman as soon as practicable.

9. There are no pension rights attached to the post.

10. Termination – this contract may be ended by the employee or the employer giving a minimum of 4 weeks notice.

Full details, contact details for enquiries and an application form is attached.

Use this link if you can't see the attached file: https://www.marple-uk.com/hgrr-hall-manager-application.pdf

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Events Archive / Remembrance Service in Marple Memorial Park [Sunday 12 November 2023]
« Last post by admin on October 21, 2023, 06:51:37 AM »
Remembrance Service in Marple Memorial Park: Sunday 12 November 2023
  • 10.15am - standard bearers and the public to assemble at the War Memorial in Memorial Park.
  • 10.30am - service and the laying of wreaths at the War Memorial.
Handcrafted Christmas Sale in support of Friends of Marple Memorial Park

Sunday 26th November 10am - 4.30pm at Hawk Green Reading Room, Marple.

Christmas Cards * Christmas Decorations * Gifts * Cake Stall - All lovingly hand-crafted by volunteers and supporters of Friends of Marple Memorial Park. Refreshments and Tombola too!

Free Admission.

Please note some stalls can only take payment in cash - please come prepared! Thank you!

Romiley and Marple Lions at Dragon Miniature Railway Christmas 2023

Romiley and Marple Lions have advised their plans for working with the Dragon Miniature Railway at Dobbies Marple this Christmas 2023:


Father Christmas will arrive for the first time on Saturday 2nd December at 11am and the Grotto will be open every weekend through to Christmas (including Christmas Eve). Opening Times will be Saturday 11am to 5pm and Sunday 11am to 4.30pm for the first two weekends, with an earlier starting time (10.30am) coming into effect on Saturday, 9th December. Should there be any additional opening times they will be announced by the Railway.

The Inner Wheel Club of Marple & Goyt Valley Coffee and Craft Morning in aid of Ukraine at Hawk Green Reading Rooms Saturday 11th November 2023, 10.30am - 1pm.
Events Archive / Re: Marple Poppy Appeal 2023
« Last post by admin on October 20, 2023, 07:20:48 AM »
Local businesses supporting this year's Ride of Remembrance:

The final two groups of local businesses supporting this year's Ride of Remembrance on Sunday 22nd October.

They are supporting our community, so please support them!

Also a map of the route is attached. Please line the streets on Sunday from 2pm for the Ride of Remembrance to show your appreciation to all the bikers. Also please tell your friends and neighbours about the ride and get them outside as well. The event is being filmed and it will be shown at the Regent Cinema, so, you never know, if you're on it Hollywood might come calling.

Read more about the Ride of Remembrance and the Marple Poppy Appeal here:


If you would like information on how your business could be included please contact Kevin on 07954 388782 or email poppyappeal@marple-uk.com

Rotary Club Santa's Sleigh Collections in Marple

Christmas is approaching already and New Mills, Marple and District Rotary has shared their Santa Collection Dates for 2023!!

They start about 6pm and finish around 8.30pm.

They've included Woodville, Rose Hill, Ley Hey, Marple Bridge and Cote Green and Compstall:
  • 4th December – Woodville with Marple Scouts
  • 6th December – Rose Hill with Marple Guides
  • 11th December – Ley Hey with Marple Scouts
  • 13th December – Marple Bridge with MBA
  • 15th December – Cote Green and Compstall with MBA
They hope to be able to update their Facebook page on a daily basis.

Santa will also be attending the Marple Bridge Winter Wonderland on Saturday 2nd December and All Saints' School Christmas Fair on Sunday 3rd December.

You can donate through Just Giving: https://justgiving.com/rotary-newmills-marple

Here are Santa's Sleigh Route Maps for Marple:

Events Archive / Marple Band Christmas Performances [Various dates in December 2023]
« Last post by admin on October 20, 2023, 06:42:46 AM »
Where to find The Marple Band this Christmas!

Note: only Marple based events are entered in the calendar but all are listed on the posters.
Monthly Events / Re: Repair Cafe Marple [3rd Saturday each month]
« Last post by admin on October 18, 2023, 07:49:08 PM »
The next Marple Repair Cafe is a Big Toy and Games Event!

Events Archive / Marple Band Autumn Concert [Sunday 22 October 2023]
« Last post by admin on October 18, 2023, 07:31:29 PM »
Marple Band Autumn Concert Sunday 22 October 2pm to 4pm

Marple Senior Citizens' Hall, Free Entry, Coffee, Cake, Raffle.

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