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.

Current vacancies

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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 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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Early Years Community Engagement Manager (Maternity cover)

  • Full time
  • £28,500 – £34,999
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th November 2021

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing? Do you have knowledge and experience of early years 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 will be taking maternity leave in December and we are looking for an enthusiastic individual to provide fixed term (11 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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Early Years Community Engagement Project Manager

  • Full time
  • £26,000 – £28,499
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th November 2021

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing? Do you have knowledge and experience of early years practice? Are you a brilliant project manager? 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 Community Engagement Project Manager will deliver specific targeted EY projects, provide quality assurance for the Bookbug programme and develop resources to support families who need extra help to access the benefits of our Bookbug programme.

The EY Community Engagement Project Manager will help prepare grant funding proposals and reports and help maintain strong working relationships with relevant stakeholders across Scotland.

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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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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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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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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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