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

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 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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