Scottish Book Trust
Scottish Book Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC027669

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

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Freelance reading school accreditor

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh (Remote)
  • Closing 12th April 2024

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing?

We are looking for a pool of freelancers to support our Reading Schools Accreditation process. You will have a knowledge of Reading Schools and the Scottish Curriculum.

What we offer

• Competitive salary. You will be remunerated for the hours you work.

• Freelancer contract. Fixed term contract

• Work remotely.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

We are looking for a pool of freelancers to support our Reading Schools Accreditation process. You will have a knowledge of Reading Schools and the Scottish Curriculum.

You will support schools through all stages of their Reading Schools accreditation and provide appropriate feedback to schools.

The role will work with Reading Schools colleagues within the School Communities Team. The team delivers a range of programmes that inspire schools, learning professionals, children and young people to engage with reading and writing. Key programmes include Reading Schools, Read Write Count with the First Minister and Authors Live.

The post may involve working with young people and vulnerable adults, therefore appointment will be conditional upon securing a PVG from Disclosure Scotland.

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Reading is Caring Trainer

  • Part time
  • £23,000 – £28,349 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th January 2024

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

Are you a highly experienced trainer? We are looking for someone with a caring, supportive approach to deliver training for our Reading is Caring programme. We would love to hear from you.

What we offer

  • Part time, fixed term role
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible hybrid working between home and our Edinburgh City Centre Office, with great access by train, bus, and tram
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Pension with additional 5% employer contributions
  • Death in service benefit
  • Free access to employee assistance programme

Reading is Caring is an established, free course that provides guidance to professional and family carers around adapting their day-to-day practise to create personalised shared reading experiences specifically designed for individuals living with dementia.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to support Scottish Book Trust and our Reading is Caring programme. This programme offers an established, free course delivered by members of Scottish Book Trust’s Reading Communities team. It provides guidance to social care professionals and family/ friends who provide care, supporting them to create personalised, shared reading experiences specifically designed for individuals who are living with dementia.

Scottish Book Trust believes that personalised shared reading is a tool which can help the person with dementia and their carer to maintain their relationship, help the carer to find ways to join their loved one on their unique dementia journey; and, through specifically personalised, tailored shared reading techniques, find some respite from the stress that can be caused by their caring responsibilities.

The Reading is Caring Trainer will deliver a range of Reading is Caring training workshops online and in person to individuals and small groups of people who are caring for those living with dementia. The trainer will assist with ongoing development of the training programme and accompanying support activities and will help inform the marketing of the training to both family care partners and social care professionals.

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School Communities Manager (Training and Development)

  • Full time
  • £31,000 – £36,999
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st January 2024

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing?

We’re looking for a dynamic leader with an Education background to manage & deliver our School Communities Learning & Training offer.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

What we offer

  • Full time, permanent role
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible hybrid working between home and our Edinburgh City Centre Office, with great access by train, bus, and tram
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Pension with additional 5% employer contributions
  • Death in service benefit
  • Free access to employee assistance programme

We are looking for a dynamic leader with an Education background to manage and deliver our School Communities Learning and Training offer.

You will lead on the development and delivery of the training work carried out in schools which supports the impact and effectiveness of our School Communities programmes.

The role leads on professional training, developing teaching resources and works closely with the other School Communities Managers to ensure integrated delivery of the programmes.

To support your work you will also have people management responsibility for the Learning and Training team and ensure resources across the wider School Communities Programme are complementary and effective.

The School Communities team delivers a range of programmes that inspire schools, learning professionals, children and young people to engage with reading and writing. Key programmes include Reading Schools, Read Write Count with the First Minister and Authors Live.

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Early Years Training & Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £31,000 – £36,999
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th January 2024

Are you a highly efficient manager and strategic thinker? Do you have experience of delivering large scale projects to time and on budget? Do you have knowledge and experience of Early Year’s practice and developing training? If so, we would love to hear from you.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

What we offer

  • Permanent role
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible hybrid working between home and our Edinburgh City Centre Office, with great access by train, bus, and tram
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Pension with additional 5% employer contributions
  • Death in service benefit
  • Free access to employee assistance programme

We are looking for a highly motivated, strategic thinking manager to oversee our training programmes.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

Central to Scottish Book Trust’s Early Years programme (Bookbug) is a comprehensive training programme which supports a wide range of practitioners to gift Bookbug bags, lead Bookbug Sessions and deliver targeted outreach work to families across Scotland.

The Early Years (EY) Training & Development Manager leads on the strategic development of our national training programme. The role contributes to the overall aim of promoting early book-sharing, stories, songs and rhymes, to help all children in Scotland lead happier, healthier and safer lives.

The post holder is responsible for the strategic planning and delivery of 100+ online and in person training events every year. They will oversee design, maintenance and quality assurance of our training programmes, and ensure alignment with key national priorities for the early years e.g. speech, language and communication and closing the attainment gap.

Successful candidates will become members of the PVG scheme.

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Early Years Training Delivery Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,350 – £30,999
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th January 2024

Are you a highly efficient project manager and a forward planner? Do you have excellent organisation and time management skills? Are you confident with technology and providing technical support? If so, we would love to hear from you.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

What we offer

  • Full time, permanent role
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible hybrid working between home and our Edinburgh City Centre Office, with great access by train, bus, and tram
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Pension with additional 5% employer contributions
  • Death in service benefit
  • Free access to employee assistance programme

We are looking for a highly motivated, organised project manager to join our team.

Central to the Early Years (EY) programme is a comprehensive training programme which supports a wide range of practitioners to gift Bookbug bags, lead Bookbug Sessions and deliver targeted outreach work to families across Scotland.

The EY Training Delivery Manager project manages a busy schedule of in-person and online training dates and webinars (100+ events per year), which is delivered by our team of trainers.

This role manages two Training Administrators and supports the EY Training and Development Manager to maximise reach, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our training.

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Top job! Head of Digital

  • Full time
  • £37,000 – £48,500
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th November 2023

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing? This is an excellent opportunity for you to support Scottish Book Trust as our Head of Digital, reporting to the Director of Marketing.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

What we offer

  • Full time, permanent role
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible hybrid working between home and our Edinburgh City Centre Office, with great access by train, bus, and tram
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Pension with additional 5% employer contributions
  • Death in service benefit
  • Free access to employee assistance programme

The Head of Digital is a key role within the Marketing and Communications team which leads the Digital team to support delivery of our charitable objectives.

The Head of Digital reports into the Director of Marketing & Communications and supports the Senior Management Team by leading the development and delivery of Scottish Book Trust’s digital strategy and roadmap. The post is responsible for Scottish Book Trust’s websites, apps and other digital products, and oversees digital channels and other activities to support our programmes. The post also works closely with the Operations team supporting areas including software implementation.

The post requires a high degree of technical knowledge and an excellent understanding of digital development, channels and platforms. The role ensures digital activity across the organisation is consistent, accessible and in line with agreed standards and processes.

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Marketing & PR Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,350 – £30,999
  • Edinburgh with hybrid working
  • Closing 20th November 2023

This is an excellent opportunity for you to help Scottish Book Trust as our Marketing and PR Manager. You will report to the Head of Social and Digital Marketing and our Director of Marketing and Communications (DoM).

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

What we offer

• Full time, permanent role

• Competitive salary

• Flexible hybrid working between home and our Edinburgh City Centre Office, with great access by train, bus, and tram

• Generous holiday entitlement

• Company Sick Pay

• Pension with additional 5% employer contributions

• Death in service benefit

• Free access to employee assistance programme

This post is vital in promoting the brand and programmes of Scottish Book Trust through managing its relations with media, stakeholders, partners and wider public. The postholder works closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications to help develop, deliver and monitor the charity’s marketing and PR plan.

As an excellent communicator, you will identify, create and maximise PR and other marketing opportunities for Scottish Book Trust including Bookbug, Book Week Scotland, Reading Schools, our New Writers Awards, and a host of other programmes.

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HR Advisor

  • Full time
  • £31,000 – £36,999
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th October 2023

Are you someone who could support our staff to thrive in a hybrid environment and help us create the conditions for our people to do their best work?

Our staff are our greatest asset and are crucial to the successful delivery of our programmes and future development of our organisation. We want to provide our staff with an environment where they enjoy their work, have an opportunity to grow and develop, whilst playing to their strengths.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

What we offer

  • Full time, permanent role
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible hybrid working between home and our Edinburgh City Centre Office, with great access by train, bus, and tram
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Pension with additional 5% employer contributions
  • Death in service benefit
  • Free access to employee assistance programme

What matters to us is someone who demonstrates:

  • A real interest in what we do
  • A progressive, non-bureaucratic approach to HR
  • Experience of the latest HR trends but in practical terms – not just a theory
  • You can think big picture and long term but can still roll your sleeves up and do what is needed to make your team successful.
  • You’re known for your resourcefulness and creativity
  • You’re a natural influencer and instill trust with everyone you interact with. You can support people through change with relative ease.

We have an excellent opportunity for you to join Scottish Book Trust as an HR Advisor with exposure to all generalist HR activities. You will support the Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) in providing a comprehensive HR support service for the charity and creating an environment where staff can enjoy & do their best work.

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Digital Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,000 – £28,349
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st July 2023

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing?

We are looking for a Digital Officer to support the delivery of website, content and other digital projects.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

What we offer

  • Full time, permanent role
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible hybrid working between home and our Edinburgh City Centre Office, with great access by train, bus, and tram
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Pension with additional 5% employer contributions
  • Death in service benefit
  • Free access to employee assistance programme

The Digital Officer supports the Website Manager and Head of Digital in the delivery of website and other digital developments. The role co-ordinates website content across the organisation and supports other areas including website strategy and social media.

The role ensures that the website content is of a high standard and supports the charity to meet its strategic and marketing aims. The role develops and co-ordinates content across programmes and works to increase the effectiveness of existing content.

The Digital Officer is part of the Marketing and Communications team and works in collaboration with all programme teams across the charity.

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Website Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,350 – £30,999
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th June 2023

We are looking for a Website Manager to lead on the design, development and delivery of Scottish Book Trust’s websites.

This is an exciting opportunity to work on a wide range of website projects, and to lead on areas including website strategy, SEO and digital accessibility.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

What we offer

  • Full time, permanent role
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible hybrid working between home and our Edinburgh City Centre Office, with great access by train, bus, and tram
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Pension with additional 5% employer contributions
  • Death in service benefit
  • Free access to employee assistance programme

This post supports the Head of Digital by leading on the design, development, delivery and measurement of website projects. This post sits within the Digital team and is responsible for the development and maintenance of Scottish Book Trust’s websites, including scottishbooktrust.com, readingschools.scot and other programme and internal sites.

The Website Manager role combines project management with expertise in areas including accessibility, content strategy, search engine optimisation (SEO) and analytics. The role oversees the web elements of the organisation’s digital roadmap and ensures projects are prioritised and delivered efficiently.

The Digital team sits within Marketing and the role will work closely with other team members including the Digital Officer, CRM Manager and Digital Marketing Manager. The post works with all teams across the organisation, helping staff to identify, scope and deliver website projects to ensure the continued impact of Scottish Book Trust’s programmes and activities.

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Board Member

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th June 2023

Scottish Book Trust is recruiting up to three Trustees to the Board to aid our ongoing development as one of Scotland's best loved charities.

Have you got what it takes?

Scottish Book Trust believes that reading and writing for pleasure has the power to transform lives, from supporting mental health and wellbeing to breaking the poverty cycle, improving employability, and inspiring creativity.

As Scotland’s only national reading charity, our mission is to ensure people living in Scotland have equal access to books and, every year, we deliver our world-class programmes and annual awards to well over two million people. From introducing books and storytelling to pre-school children to inspiring and empowering adult readers and writers, we believe it's never too early – or too late – to begin a magical journey with words.

We believe that Trustees with different backgrounds and experience are more likely to encourage debate and to make better decisions. We are looking for people who will be passionate supporters of our mission, whose lived experience can help shape the impact of our programmes and improve how we engage with our beneficiaries.

We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience of:

  • working for or in partnership with local authorities
  • the social and educational effects of poverty
  • fundraising and building a donor base
  • financial planning and oversight
  • working for or in partnership with the Scottish Government.
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Finance Officer

  • Part time
  • £23,000 – £28,349 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th June 2023

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing?

Scottish Book Trust is looking for a self-motivated Finance Officer to join their Operations team.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

What we offer:

  • Part time, permanent role (17.5 hours /week, we are open to a discussion about flexible working pattern)
  • Competitive salary (Band 3: £23,000 - £28,349 FTE, pro-rated to £11,500 - £ 14,174.5)
  • Flexible hybrid working between home and our Edinburgh City Centre office, with great access by train, bus, and tram
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Pension with additional 5% employer contributions
  • Death in service benefit
  • Free access to employee assistance programme

About the role

This is an excellent opportunity for you to support Scottish Book Trust as a Finance Officer. The position offers flexible part-time working within our Operations Team.

The Finance Officer works closely with the Finance Accounts Manager, to ensure that accurate and timely financial processes and records are maintained, and that financial controls are implemented.

The first point of contact for managing all financial transactions with SBT’s customers, the post also supports and guides SBT staff in their financial processing responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Accurate and timely recording of transactions in the finance system (Sage Line 50)
  • processing sales invoices, coding and VAT allocation
  • processing expense claims and credit card administration
  • allocating income from our Commercial activity
  • Upholding the financial controls of the organisation, including ensuring sufficient supporting documentation and authorisation for income and expenditure is valid and properly stored for audit purposes
  • Maintaining and managing the sales ledgers
  • Maintaining an effective credit control policy, liaising with SBT staff to manage outstanding customer balances
  • Responding to customer enquiries regarding account balances and activity
  • Supporting SBT staff to carry out their financial processing responsibilities effectively, reporting any concerns to the Finance Accounts Manager
  • Monitoring company credit cards and reconciling accounts
  • Reconcile sales ledger to trial balance
  • Maintaining and reconciling claims expenses system and petty cash.
  • Promoting Scottish Book Trust’s good reputation in all dealings with the public, bank, customers and others
  • Support the general work of the Operations Team including providing cover for the Finance Accounts Manager and Office Manager as required.

You will have:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in an accounts or book-keeping role, preferably with experience of Sage 50
  • Strong numerical skills, with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent administration skills
  • Ability to use initiative to plan, organise and prioritise workload to meet deadlines
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet changing demands
  • Ability to problem-solve with minimal supervision
  • Ability to build productive relationships with colleagues and customers.
  • Excellent team-working skills
  • Good knowledge and ability in use of MS Office (particularly Excel and Word)
  • To be conscientious, trustworthy and responsible
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HR Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £23,000 – £28,349 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th June 2023

Are you an HR Administrator ready to take the next step in your HR career?

We have an excellent opportunity for you to support our HR function as HR Co-ordinator.

This position offers the scope for exposure to all generalist HR activities in a great learning environment.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

What we offer

  • Part time, permanent role
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible hybrid working between home and our Edinburgh City Centre Office, with great access by train, bus, and tram
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Pension with additional 5% employer contributions
  • Death in service benefit
  • Free access to employee assistance programme

About the job

Working as part of the Operations Team and reporting to the HR Advisor, the HR Co-ordinator will support the HR function by providing high quality administrative and advisory support.

The HR Co-ordinator will support staff with their HR-related queries and will provide advice where possible or escalate to the HR Advisor when necessary. The post-holder will ensure all aspects of the employee life cycle are followed in line with the organisation’s policies and procedures. The HR Co-ordinator will assist with all aspects of the HR function including recruitment, onboarding, annual leave and other absence, issuing contract documentation and maintaining HR records.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide advice and guidance in response to general HR-related enquiries
  • Support the end-to-end recruitment process, including analysis of monitoring forms for EDI purposes
  • Organise and maintain confidential staff records, including initial audit
  • Maintain HR recording systems and HR process systems, e.g. BreatheHR, Monday.com
  • Complete pre-employment checks
  • Prepare HR documents, e.g. contracts, salary letters, maternity letters
  • Co-ordinate induction/onboarding programme, liaising with new starter, line manager, office manager and buddy
  • Answer day-to-day staff queries on HR processes and provide training to support staff to maximise use of our HR portal (BreatheHR)
  • Collate monthly payroll information, such as new starts, salary changes.
  • Maintain template documents, checklists, HR policies and procedures to ensure they remain current and up-to-date, and assist the HR Advisor with the development of new policies and procedures, as required
  • Support the development and implementation of HR initiatives
  • Support the general work of the Operations Team including providing cover for the HR Adviser or Office Manager as required

You will have:

  • CIPD Level 3 or equivalent operational experience and knowledge of HR
  • Experience using Microsoft 365 including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams
  • Experience of updating and maintaining databases
  • Excellent administration and organisation skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work with confidential information, recognising what constitutes confidential information and always maintaining confidentiality

Other information

Appointment will be conditional on securing basic clearance from Disclosure Scotland.

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Finance Officer

  • Part time
  • £22,000 – £26,999 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th March 2023

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing?

Scottish Book Trust is looking for a self-motivated Finance Officer to join their Operations team.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

As part of the Operations Team, the Finance Officer will work closely with the Finance Accounts Manager to ensure that accurate and timely financial processes and records are maintained, and that financial controls are implemented and adhered to.

The first point of contact for managing all financial transactions with SBT’s customers, the post also supports and guides SBT staff in their financial processing responsibilities.

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Writing Communities Administrator

  • Full time
  • £19,900 – £21,999
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th December 2022

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing? We are looking for an efficient administrator who can balance multiple priorities to join our Writing Communities team.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

Scottish Book Trust’s Writing Communities programme supports writers at all stages of their careers with advice, professional development opportunities, bursaries and mentoring.

The Writing Communities Administrator provides efficient administration to support the smooth running of the Writing Communities programme working across two main strands - the Writer Development programme and the Live Literature programme. The Live Literature programme is a national initiative that works with an extensive range of partner organisations to allow the people of Scotland to meet and engage with authors, playwrights, poets, storytellers and illustrators. The Writer Development programme includes the New Writers Awards, Ignite Fellowship and the Next Chapter Award.

The role also provides support more generally across the Writing Communities programme, as required.

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Marketing Communications Co-ordinator (Schools)

  • Full time
  • £22,000 – £26,999
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th October 2022

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing?

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

The Marketing Communications Co-ordinator is a key member of the Marketing Team with specific responsibility for marketing communications, advertising, design and print production for the Schools Communities team, in particular the wide range of materials and resources needed for the attainment programmes.

The post is the essential link between the School Communities team and external partners and suppliers. The post calls for a highly organised person with experience in marketing communications and an eye for design and print production.

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School Communities Manager

  • Full time
  • £29,500 – £34,999
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st August 2022

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing? We’re seeking a confident proactive manager to shape and share best practice of our programmes across the learning community.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

We’re seeking a determined and enthusiastic person to lead the implementation of our Reading Schools accreditation programme.

The post holder works closely with the Head of School Communities on the development, management and delivery of Reading Schools. The Reading Schools Manager develops, manages and oversees the Reading Schools programme, in close collaboration with strategic Regional Improvement Collaborative (RIC) lead officers and all primary and secondary schools participating in the programme.

The School Communities team delivers a range of programmes that inspire children and young people to engage with reading and writing and the post also works closely with the School Communities Managers and wider Scottish Book Trust teams to ensure co-ordinated delivery and optimum impact for our school community audiences.

The role line manages the Reading Schools Co-ordinator and Reading Schools Administrator.

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Fundraising Officer

  • Full time
  • £22,000 – £26,999
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd September 2022

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing? Scottish Book Trust is looking for a new Fundraising Officer to support our fundraising goals and grow our charitable income.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

The Fundraising Officer supports the Fundraising Manager (FM) to deliver our fundraising strategy and grow our charitable income.

Reporting to the FM, the Fundraising Officer is primarily responsible for researching and writing compelling fundraising applications to trusts and foundations and researching and developing pitches to corporates to support our charitable activities.

The Fundraising Officer also supports the FM with fundraising administration including gift processing and thanking, donor stewardship and fundraising events. We have a diverse portfolio of funders and projects, from support for new writers to our Reading is Caring programme – which helps people living with dementia and their carers to maintain their relationships. We are also in the midst of a national fundraising campaign, which you will have the opportunity to support.

Excellent communication skills and attention to detail are vital, as is the ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritise to meet deadlines.

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School Communities Regional Outreach Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £22,000 – £26,999 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd August 2022

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing?

We have a position available for an outgoing, driven person based in Highland, supporting schools to engage with our programmes.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

The School Communities Regional Outreach Coordinator works closely with the School Communities Manager on the administration, development, and delivery of the School Communities Outreach programme in the Highland local authority.

The role involves working closely with individual schools or key stakeholders in Highland Council to identify ways that they can engage with, and benefit from, our School Communities programmes. They will also deliver professional learning opportunities to a range of audiences, in-person and online via Zoom or Teams, to support the School Communities programmes.

The School Communities team delivers a range of programmes that inspire children and young people to engage with reading and writing.

The post holder will also work alongside the School Communities Team and Scottish Book Trust colleagues to ensure co-ordinated delivery and optimum impact for our school community audiences.

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School Communities Manager

  • Full time
  • £29,500 – £34,999
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th August 2022

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing?

We’re seeking a confident proactive manager to shape and share best practice of our programmes across the learning community.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

The School Communities team delivers a range of programmes that inspire children and young people to engage with reading and writing.

The role leads on the development and delivery of the outreach work carried out in schools which supports the impact and effectiveness of our School Communities programmes. The post works closely with the School Communities team to ensure co-ordinated delivery and optimum impact for our school community audiences.

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School Communities Programme Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,000 – £29,499
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th August 2022

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We are seeking an experienced programme manager to lead on the development and delivery of all aspects of the First Minister’s Reading Challenge.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

The Challenge encourages reading for pleasure in the classroom by providing ways to engage with books, author events and workshops as well as learning materials. It culminates in a national celebration event.

The School Communities team delivers a range of programmes that inspire children and young people to engage with reading and writing.

The post also works closely with the School Communities team to ensure co-ordinated delivery and optimum impact for our school community audiences.

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School Communities Administrator (2 roles)

  • Full time
  • £19,000 – £21,999
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th August 2022

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing?

We have 2 positions available for efficient and conscientious people to administer our School Communities programmes that develop reading for pleasure.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

The role provides administration support to the smooth-running of the School Communities programme, working across a range of programmes including Authors Live, Read, Write, Count and First Minister’s Reading Challenge, as required.

The School Communities team delivers a range of programmes that inspire children and young people to engage with reading and writing. Key programmes for the team include Reading Schools, Read, Write Count, and Authors Live.

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School Communities Co-ordinator (2 roles)

  • Full time
  • £22,000 – £26,999
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th August 2022

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing?

We have 2 positions available for confident people to deliver exceptional training and support material for learning professionals.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

The School Communities Co-ordinator will develop and deliver professional learning opportunities to a range of audiences online via Zoom or Teams and in person to support the School Communities programmes.

The post holder works closely with the School Communities Manager on the administration, development, and delivery of all aspects of the School Communities Outreach programme.

The School Communities team delivers a range of programmes that inspire children and young people to engage with reading and writing.

The post also works closely with the School Communities team to ensure co-ordinated delivery and optimum impact for our school community audiences.

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Early Years Trainers (Freelance)

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh, Scotland-wide
  • Closing 11th July 2022

We’re looking for freelance trainers to work in our Early Years team, with a strong background in delivering face-to-face & online training & the ability to develop the skills & enthusiasm of others.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

Due to the pandemic and social restrictions, and subsequent pressures on staffing and venues, the number of Bookbug Sessions has fallen drastically. For many families, this means no Bookbug Session in their local area, or limited access to a session place.

Creative Scotland’s Cultural Recovery Fund allows Scottish Book Trust to increase our training capacity in 2022-23, in order to re-establish and strengthen Bookbug Sessions in every local authority in Scotland.

We will establish a group of freelancers who will deliver Bookbug session leader training from October 2022 to April 2023 (contract to begin in July/August). There is the potential for between 0.5 day to 4 days per week depending on trainer availability, demand for training and location. It would be beneficial to have at least one trainer based in the North East of Scotland.

We are looking for confident, enthusiastic freelance trainers to join our Early Years (Bookbug) team. Candidates should have a strong background in delivering face-to-face and online training and the ability to develop the skills and enthusiasm of others.

Bookbug is Scotland’s universal early years book gifting programme. The post holder will deliver a range of early years training to professionals from a broad range of sectors and partner agencies.

Please note that Scottish Book Trust delivers training for adults who work with children and families. This role does not involve direct work with children.

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Early Years Training Administrator

  • Part time
  • £19,000 – £21,999 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th July 2022

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing?

We are looking for an enthusiastic administrator with excellent communication and organisational skills to join the Early Years team at Scottish Book Trust.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

Among many other programmes, Scottish Book Trust delivers Bookbug, Scotland’s national early years book gifting programme, which provides a free, high quality, book bag for every baby, toddler, three-year-old and primary 1 child in the country and is funded by Scottish Government. We also provide Bookbug training to all local authorities in Scotland.

The Training Administrator provides reliable and efficient administration to support the smooth running of the Early Years programme, with a particular focus on organisation of training.

scottishbooktrust.com/bookbug

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Sharing Sensory Stories Project Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,000 – £29,499
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th June 2022

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing?

We are looking for an experienced project manager to lead our Sharing Sensory Stories programme for pupils with ASN.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

We are looking for an experienced project manager to lead our Sharing Sensory Stories programme for children with Additional Support Needs (ASN).

The Project Manager will develop resources for teachers and parents and project manage specific targeted activities, such as artist residencies and sensory storytelling workshops. The Project Manager will also manage a small grants scheme and plan, programme and deliver an annual Inclusive Stories Festival / Roadshow.

The post holder requires significant experience, knowledge and understanding of learning support and education policy in Scotland, as well as a strong background in project management. Additionally, it would be beneficial for the post holder to have experience working with children in an Additional Support Needs setting.

This role is part of Scottish Book Trust’s School Communities team and is funded for 3 years by Mohn Westlake.

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Fundraising Manager

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th July 2022

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing? Scottish Book Trust (SBT) is seeking an experienced Fundraising Manager.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

Scottish Book Trust (SBT) is seeking an experienced Fundraising Manager to manage its national fundraising strategy, spanning key income streams including campaigns, individual giving, trusts & foundations, major donors, corporate partnerships and legacies. We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic individual with strong interpersonal and communication skills to join our talented team.

Our charity’s mission is to ensure everyone living in Scotland has equal access to books and the many benefits this brings. This is delivered through our various programmes including Bookbug & Bookbug for the Home (outreach), Book Week Scotland, New Writers Awards, Authors Live with the BBC, school tours, Reading is Caring, for people living with dementia, and more.

The post holder will work with our Fundraising Officer as part of our wider Marketing team. The team supports fundraising and programme teams with a bespoke CRM system, PR and media, web & apps, digital marketing & social media and also works closely with our Research & Evaluation team.

It is an exciting time to join the charity, with an established fundraising operation in place and plans for future growth. We are looking for someone to play a leading role in nurturing high-quality, long-lasting relationships with SBT’s supporters, and other high-profile stakeholders, identifying and developing new fundraising opportunities.

Please contact us for an informal chat if you want to find out more about this role by emailing recruitment@scottishbooktrust.com

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School Communities Learning Content Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,000 – £29,499
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th June 2022

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing?

We are looking for a knowledgeable & dynamic person to manage & deliver the learning content for our School Communities programme.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

We are looking for a knowledgeable & dynamic person to manage & deliver the learning content for our School Communities programme.

The role involves oversight of the online outreach for the School Communities team and managing the curation of learning content, including co-ordination of learning resource production, creating videos and delivering professional learning opportunities to a range of audiences, online via Zoom and Teams or in-person, to support the School Communities programmes.

The School Communities team delivers a range of programmes that inspire children and young people to engage with reading and writing. Key programmes for the team include Reading Schools, Read, Write Count, and Authors Live.

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Early Years Training Delivery Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,000 – £29,499
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th April 2022

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing? Are you a highly efficient project manager with an eye for detail? Do you have excellent organisation and time management skills? Are you confident with digital technology? If so, we would love to hear from you.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

We are looking for a highly motivated, organised project manager, to provide fixed term (12 month) cover for this post.

Central to the Early Years (EY) programme is a comprehensive training programme which supports a wide range of practitioners to gift Bookbug bags, lead Bookbug Sessions and deliver targeted outreach work to families across Scotland.

The EY Training Delivery Manager project manages a busy schedule of in-person and online training dates and webinars, which is delivered by our team of trainers. This role supports the EY Training and Development Manager to maximise reach, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our training.

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Early Years Community Engagement Manager (Maternity cover)

  • Full time
  • £28,500 – £34,999
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th March 2022

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing? Do you have knowledge and experience of early year’s practice? Are you a brilliant networker? If so, we would love to hear from you.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

The Early Years (EY) Community Engagement Manager is on maternity leave and we are looking for an enthusiastic individual to provide fixed term (7-8 month) maternity cover for this post.

The EY Community Engagement Manager leads on the strategic development of our EY community engagement work; liaising with Local Authority Steering Groups, Health Service professionals and other community groups to support families who need extra help to access the benefits of our Bookbug programme.

The EY Community Engagement Manager advocates for the charity by building and maintaining strong community based networks with key stakeholders and partners, as well as taking a lead role in Quality Assurance, the preparation of grant funding proposals and project management of targeted project funding.

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Freelance Tour Manager

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd February 2022

Scottish Book Trust is looking for an experienced arts project manager to ensure delivery of our community residency programme, Scotland’s Stories: Community Campfires.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

This is an opportunity for a freelance tour manager to be part of the creative team delivering Scottish Book Trust's Community Campfire Residencies as part of Scotland's Year of Stories. Each residency is hosted by one of Scotland's library services.

These residencies are supported by EventScotland as part of Scotland's Year of Stories 2022.

We are looking for a freelance tour manager to work with us for twelve weeks to lead the final set up of the residencies, in liaison with the wider project team and the host library services. You will be responsible for the overall running of each residency once the team is on site in each location, and contribute to the conclusion of the residency programme once the final residency is complete.

Full time, fixed term (12 weeks between end March and June 2022)

Salary: Fixed fee of £6000 for 12 weeks

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Freelance Story Makers

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • North Ayrshire, Inverclyde and Fife
  • Closing 23rd February 2022

We are looking for 3 freelance artists – a digital storyteller, a film-maker and a podcaster – to join a team of story makers for 3 residencies delivered for Scotland’s Stories: Community Campfires

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

This is an opportunity for three story makers, working in different media, to be part of a creative team making, sharing and celebrating stories from the lives of people in communities served by three host library services, as part of Scotland's Year of Stories. Each residency is hosted by one of Scotland's library services.

These residencies are supported by EventScotland as part of Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022.

Scottish Book Trust will recruit the following creative practitioners for the Community Campfires project:

Digital Storyteller

Filmmaker

Podcaster

Contract: Freelance, fixed term (total 13.5 days)

3 x 4 days delivery in each residency (likely Tuesday–Friday of the weeks listed above)

1.5 additional day's fee for planning meetings in advance of the residency

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Freelance Story Makers- Western Isles

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd February 2022

We are looking for 3 Gaelic speaking freelance artists – a digital storyteller, a film-maker and a podcaster – to join a team of story makers supporting communities to tell their stories.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

This is an opportunity for three Gaelic-speaking story makers, working in different media, to be part of a creative team hosted by Western Isles library service to support people in the community to make, share and celebrate stories from their lives. This is one of the Community Campfire residencies led by Scottish Book Trust in April and May this year.

These residencies are supported by EventScotland as part of Scotland's Year of Stories 2022.

Scottish Book Trust will recruit the following Gaelic speaking creative practitioners for the Western Isles Community Campfires residency:

Digital Storyteller

Filmmaker

Podcaster

Each of these roles is a freelance post for a total of 4.5 days:

4 days delivery (likely Tuesday – Friday of the week listed above)

0.5 additional day's fee for planning meetings before the residency

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Early Years Community Engagement Administrator

  • Full time
  • £19,000 – £21,499
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th February 2022

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing?

We are looking for an enthusiastic administrator with excellent communication and organisational skills to join the Early Years team at Scottish Book Trust.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

Among many other programmes, Scottish Book Trust delivers Bookbug, Scotland’s national early years book gifting programme, which provides a free, high quality, book bag for every baby, toddler, three-year-old and primary 1 child in the country and is funded by Scottish Government.

The Early Years Community Engagement Administrator provides reliable and efficient administration to support the smooth running of the Early Years programme, with a particular focus on local authority steering groups and outreach aspects.

scottishbooktrust.com/bookbug

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Research & Evaluation Manager

  • Full time
  • £26,000 – £28,499
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th February 2022

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing? We seek a Research & Evaluation Manager to oversee, track and support evaluation across Scottish Book Trust's programmes.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

The Research & Evaluation Manager oversees evaluation activity at Scottish Book Trust, designing and maintaining strategies and tools to track and support evaluation across programmes.

The Research & Evaluation Manager is part of a small Research & Evaluation team and works in collaboration with all teams across the charity.

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Early Years Operations Administrator

  • Full time
  • £19,000 – £21,499
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th January 2022

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing?

We are looking for an enthusiastic administrator with excellent communications and organisational skills to join the Early Years team at Scottish Book Trust.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

Among many other programmes, Scottish Book Trust delivers Bookbug, Scotland’s national early years book gifting programme, which provides a free, high quality, book bag for every baby, toddler, three-year-old and primary 1 child in the country and is funded by Scottish Government.

The Early Years Operations Administrator provides reliable and efficient administration to support the smooth running of the Early Years programme, with a particular focus on operational aspects.

scottishbooktrust.com/bookbug

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School Communities Co-ordinator (Outreach)

  • Full time
  • £21,500 – £25,999
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st January 2022

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing? We are seeking a confident person to join our team and deliver exceptional training and support material for learning professionals.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

We are seeking a confident and enthusiastic person to join our team and deliver exceptional training and support materials for learning professionals.

The School Communities Co-ordinator (Outreach) will develop and deliver professional learning opportunities to a range of audiences online via Zoom or Teams and in person to support the School Communities programmes with a focus on First Minister’s Reading Challenge.

The post holder works closely with the School Communities Manager (Outreach) on the administration, development, and delivery of all aspects of the School Communities Outreach programme.

The School Communities team delivers a range of programmes that inspire children and young people to engage with reading and writing.

The post also works closely with the School Communities team to ensure co-ordinated delivery and optimum impact for our school community audiences.

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Digital Officer

  • Full time
  • £21,500
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th January 2022

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing? Scottish Book Trust, Scotland’s national charity transforming lives through reading and writing, is looking for a Digital Officer to support the delivery of website, content and other digital projects.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

The Digital Officer supports the Website Manager and Head of Digital in the delivery of website and other digital developments. The role co-ordinates website content across the organisation and supports other areas including website strategy and social media.

The Digital Officer is part of the Marketing and Communications team and works in collaboration with all programme teams across the charity.

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StoryCon Project Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th December 2021

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing? Would you like to encourage young people, aged 14-19, to develop their skills and confidence in writing and illustration? If so, we’d like to hear from you.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

StoryCon is a creative writing and illustration conference open to 14–19-year-olds in Scotland. StoryCon includes events, performances and workshops with professional writers, illustrators, poets, editors and more.

The post holder will work with the Head of Writing Communities on the administration, development, delivery and evaluation of StoryCon 2022.

The Writing Communities team delivers a range of projects which encourage people in Scotland to write creatively as well as providing support to writers at all stages of their careers.

This post / opportunity would suit a recent graduate or early career young person with experience of volunteering / working with young people.

The successful candidate will become a member of the PVG scheme.

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Early Years Trainer

  • Part time
  • £21,500 – £25,999 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd December 2021

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing? We are looking for a trainer to join our Early Years team. Candidates should have a strong background in delivering face-to-face and online training and the ability to develop the skills and enthusiasm of others.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

We are looking for a confident, enthusiastic trainer to join our Early Years (Bookbug) team. Candidates should have a strong background in delivering face-to-face and online training and the ability to develop the skills and enthusiasm of others.

Bookbug is Scotland’s universal early years book gifting programme. The post holder will deliver a range of early years training and ongoing support activities for Bookbug practitioners from a broad range of sectors and partner agencies, including libraries, early education, NHS, social care and third sector organisations. The training covers a range of topics to support professionals to engage families with the benefits of sharing stories, songs and rhymes.

Please note that the training Scottish Book Trust delivers is for adults who work with children and families, and the trainer role does not involve direct work with children.

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Website Manager

  • Full time
  • £26,000 – £28,499
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd December 2021

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing? We’re looking for someone passionate about digital to support the ongoing development of our websites and other online activity.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

The Website Manager sits within the Digital team and is responsible for the development and maintenance of Scottish Book Trust’s websites. The post leads on the design, development, delivery and measurement of website projects.

The role combines project management with a high degree of technical and specialist knowledge and oversees the web elements of the organisation’s digital roadmap.

The Digital team sits within Marketing and this post works with all teams across the organisation, delivering web requirements to ensure the continued impact of Scottish Book Trust’s programmes and activities.

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School Communities Manager - Attainment (Maternity cover)

  • Full time
  • £28,500 – £34,999
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd November 2021

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing?

We are seeking a creative and logistically minded person to join our team and deliver our Read, Write Count gifting programme.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

We are seeking a creative and logistically minded person to join our team.

The School Communities Manager (Attainment) develops, manages and delivers our Read, Write Count gifting programme in close collaboration with Education Scotland, and manages the logistics and distribution of the bags to every primary school in Scotland.

The post also works closely with the Head of School Communities and the School Communities Managers (Outreach) to ensure co-ordinated delivery and optimum impact for our school community audiences.

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Reading Schools Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,500 – £34,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th November 2021

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing?

We are seeking a determined and enthusiastic person to deliver our Reading Schools accreditation programme and join our team.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

We are seeking a determined and enthusiastic Reading Schools Manager to continue the development of our Reading Schools accreditation programme.

The Reading Schools Manager develops, manages and delivers Reading Schools, in close collaboration with strategic Regional Improvement Collaborative (RIC) lead officers and all participating primary and secondary schools.

The post holder works closely with the Head of School Communities on Reading Schools which is part of the First Ministers Reading Challenge and is funded by Scottish Government.

The School Communities team delivers a range of programmes that inspire children and young people to engage with reading and writing.

The post also works closely with the School Communities Managers to ensure co-ordinated delivery and optimum impact for our school community audiences.

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Reading is Caring Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £21,500 – £25,999
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th November 2021

Would you like to work with us to support people living with dementia and the people who care for them through our shared reading programme Reading is Caring?

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

Scottish Book Trust is the leading agency for the promotion of literature, reading and writing in Scotland. We support all communities across Scotland, with particular focus on those who are vulnerable, under-represented and most in need.

Reading is Caring supports the relationships and wellbeing of people living with dementia and the people who are caring for them. We train people who are caring for someone with dementia in how to use shared reading together and how to make and use personal life story book boxes. Shared reading can then be used as a way to provide enjoyment and comfort to the person living with dementia, and the person caring for them.

This new role which is key to the development of the programme as we roll it out. The role plays a significant part in developing and sustaining engagement with the project and ensuring its reach, as well as contributing to the delivery of training and providing support to participants throughout their involvement.

This is currently offered as a fixed term, 12 month role, focussing on work in the Scottish Borders; but we aim to sustain this project past this year and the ambition is for the role to continue beyond the original fixed term.

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Reading Communities Administrator

  • Full time
  • £19,000 – £21,499
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th September 2021

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing?

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

The Reading Communities team seeks to support and engage adult audiences and delivers a range of programmes that nurture individual and community participation in reading culture, enable personal stories from all communities to be valued and heard throughout Scottish life, and support people to access reading as a tool to support better connections, relationships and health and wellbeing.

The Reading Communities Administrator provides administrative support to all programmes across the Reading Communities team. The team currently delivers four main projects – Book Week Scotland, Your Stories, Digital Storytelling and Reading is Caring.

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Early Years Community Engagement Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,500 – £34,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th September 2021

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing? Do you have knowledge and practical experience of early year’s practice? Are you a brilliant networker? If so, we would love to hear from you.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

The Early Years (EY) Community Engagement Manager leads on the strategic development of our EY community engagement work; liaising with Local Authority Steering Groups, Health Service professionals and other community groups to support families who need extra help to access the benefits of our Bookbug programme.

The EY Community Engagement Manager advocates for the charity by building and maintaining strong community based networks with key stakeholders and partners, as well as taking a lead role in Quality Assurance, and the project management of targeted project funding.

Successful candidates will require a Basic Disclosure.

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Early Years Training and Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,500 – £34,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th September 2021

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing? Do you have knowledge and experience of Early Year’s practice and developing training? If so, we would love to hear from you.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

The Early Years (EY) Training & Development Manager leads on the strategic development of Scottish Book Trust’s Early Years national training programme. The role contributes to the overall aim of promoting early book-sharing, stories, songs and rhymes, to help all children in Scotland lead happier, healthier and safer lives.

The post holder is responsible for the design, delivery and maintenance of our training programmes that support the development of new Bookbug session leaders.

Successful candidates will become members of the PVG scheme.

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Research & Evaluation Co-ordinator

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,500 – £25,999
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th June 2021

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing? We seek a Coordinator to research the impact of the Bookbug and Read, Write, Count book gifting programmes and support evaluation across our Early Years Programme.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

Bookbug and Read, Write, Count are book gifting programmes funded by Scottish Government and delivered by Scottish Book Trust. Bookbug gives every child in Scotland four free bags of books as babies, toddlers, three and five year olds; Read, Write, Count continues with a further two book bags for all children in P2 and in P3 each year.

This role will manage a new piece of research exploring the impact of the Bookbug and Read, Write, Count book gifting programmes since Bookbug's inception 11 years ago.

The role will also work with the Early Years team to plan, design and implement robust evaluation across their wider activities.

This post sits in the Research and Evaluation team and is line managed by the Research and Evaluation Manager. They will collaborate closely with both the Early Years and School Communities teams.

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Early Years Music and Story Mentor

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th June 2021

Do you want to help us transform lives through stories, songs and rhymes?

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

We are recruiting 5 experienced mentors in the Early Years music and stories field to help support practitioners working with families with young children and babies who have been significantly impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Early Years Emerging Artist

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburrgh
  • Closing 4th June 2021

Do you want to help us transform lives through stories, songs and rhymes?

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

We are recruiting an early career artist to work as part of an innovative cross-genre team of artists and Early Years experts, positively contributing to the creative experiences of children and families across Scotland. The successful candidate will support the development of a multi-disciplinary suite of high quality creative resources which will encourage children and families to engage with stories, songs and rhymes.

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Early Years Artist

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th June 2021

Do you want to help us transform lives through stories, songs and rhymes?

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

We are recruiting four experienced, socially motivated artists (all disciplines considered) to work in partnership with early years advisers and families in a variety of communities across Scotland. The aim of these specialist roles is the development of a multi-disciplinary suite of high quality creative resources which will encourage children and families to engage with stories, songs and rhymes.

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Early Years Digital Content Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £21,500 – £25,999
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th May 2021

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing?

Scottish Book Trust are looking for a motivated and organised Co-ordinator to manage their Early Years social media presence and create Early Years Digital Content.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

Among many other programmes, Scottish Book Trust delivers Bookbug, Scotland’s national early years book gifting programme, which provides a free, high quality, book bag for every baby, toddler, three-year-old and Primary 1 child in the country and is funded by Scottish Government.

scottishbooktrust.com/bookbug

This post will provide reliable and efficient support to the operations, marketing and digital functions within the Early Years team as well as liaising with the Marketing team.

The Early Years Digital Content Co-ordinator should have an up-to-date knowledge of children’s literature and the Early Years landscape, as well as experience of creating and uploading digital content; managing social media presence and filming.

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Digital Project Manager – Apps (maternity cover)

  • Part time
  • £26,000 – £28,499 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th April 2021

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing? We’re looking for someone passionate about digital to manage our mobile apps, and deliver new features to support our work.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

Scottish Book Trust currently has two mobile apps:

• Bookbug: a resource for parents and practitioners to encourage families to do more reading, rhymes and songs with their children on a daily basis. In addition it supports professionals working with the Bookbug programme to embed these values into their practice.

• Bookzilla: a digital reading buddy to encourage young people between the ages of 8 and 18 to support their reading journey.

Each app is linked to a specific programme team and the Digital Project Manager will work closely with each team to understand requirements and manage development with our external app agency.

The post sits within the Marketing team, reporting into the Digital Manager with regular catch-ups with the Early Years and Schools Communities teams.

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Early Years Operations Administrator

  • Full time
  • £19,000 – £21,499
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd March 2021

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing?

We are looking for an enthusiastic administrator with excellent communications and organisational skills to join the Early Years team at Scottish Book Trust.

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

Among many other programmes, Scottish Book Trust delivers Bookbug, Scotland’s national early years book gifting programme, which provides a free, high quality, book bag for every baby, toddler, three-year-old and primary 1 child in the country and is funded by Scottish Government.

The Early Years Operations Administrator provides reliable and efficient administration to support the smooth running of the Early Years programme, with a particular focus on operational aspects.

www.scottishbooktrust.com/bookbug

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