Scottish Book Trust
Scottish Book Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC027669

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity changing lives through reading and writing. We champion the benefits of reading and writing for pleasure and work for a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

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Early Years Trainer

  • Part time
  • £21,500 – £25,999 pro-rata
  • Scotland
  • Closing 7th February 2020

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity changing lives through reading and writing.

We are looking for trainers to join our Early Years team. Candidates should have a strong background in delivering face-to-face training and the ability develop the skills and enthusiasm of others.

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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 confident, enthusiastic trainers to join our Early Years (Bookbug) team. Candidates should have a strong background in delivering face-to-face training and the ability 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 Events Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £21,500 – £25,999
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th July 2019

Scottish Book Trust, Scotland’s national charity transforming lives through reading and writing.

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing? We’re looking for an outgoing events coordinator to take brilliant authors/illustrators to meet children across Scotland.

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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 children escape the poverty cycle.

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing? We’re looking for an outgoing and experienced events coordinator to help us take brilliant authors or illustrators to meet children across Scotland.

The School Communities team delivers a range of projects which encourage children and young people to engage with reading and writing including author touring and events, book prizes and awards for learning professionals, as well as creating high quality resources and professional development for teachers.

The team also run two Scottish Government-backed programmes; First Minister’s Reading Challenge and Read, Write, Count and support wider Scottish Book Trust programmes such as Book Week Scotland and Bookbug.

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Scottish Book Trust is a national charity changing lives through reading and writing. We champion the benefits of reading and writing for pleasure and work for a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

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Top job! Director of Finance & Operations

  • Full time
  • £45,000 – £55,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st October 2019

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity changing lives through reading and writing. We champion the benefits of reading and writing for pleasure and work for a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

Do you want to play a leading business role in the Scottish charity transforming lives through reading and writing?

We are seeking a highly competent professional with financial management experience and arts charity or equivalent Third Sector experience.

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.

Reporting to the Chief Executive and as a member of the senior management team, the Director of Finance & Operations leads on the strategic development and delivery of Scottish Book Trust’s financial management, business operations, risk management and corporate reporting, as well as contributing more widely to the management, strategic and creative direction of the charity.

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School Communities Manager (Outreach)

  • Full time
  • £28,500 – £34,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th November 2019

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.

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing? We’re looking for an Outreach Manager to help shape and share best practice for our programmes within the learning community.

The School Communities team delivers a range of projects including two Scottish Government-funded programmes: First Minister’s Reading Challenge and Read Write Count, which encourage children and young people to develop a love for reading and writing.

To support those reading journeys, it is essential that learning professionals are inspired and fully equipped with up to date resources and professional development opportunities – a key focus for this role.

The team also runs author touring and events, book prizes, awards for learning professionals and supports the wider Scottish Book Trust programme, such as Book Week Scotland and Bookbug.

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CRM Assistant

  • Full time
  • £21,500 – £25,999
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th January 2020

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity changing lives through reading and writing.

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

We are seeking an enthusiastic CRM Assistant to support the CRM Manager in administrating our new CRM system.

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 exciting opportunity for someone who is experienced and enthusiastic in data management. We are looking for someone who can use initiative and creative approaches to help staff get the best from our CRM in delivering programmes efficiently and effectively.

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Writing Communities Co-ordinator (Live Literature)

  • Full time
  • £21,000 – £24,999
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th January 2020

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity changing lives through reading and writing.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic programme co-ordinator to support delivery of our Live Literature Programme in communities across Scotland.

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 Live Literature Co-ordinator post is part of the Writing Communities Team and helps bring writers into communities across Scotland, as well as providing support to the 600+ writers on our online directory.

Organisational Profile: Scottish Book Trust is a national charity changing lives through reading and writing. We champion the benefits of reading and writing for pleasure and work for a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

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