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

School Communities Manager (Events) – maternity cover

  • Full time
  • £28,500 – £34,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th November 2020

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

We are seeking a creative and experienced events programmer to join our team & deliver tremendous book events to schools.

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 are seeking a creative and experienced events programmer to join our team & deliver tremendous book events to schools.

The School Communities Manager curates and delivers Authors Live, in partnership with BBC Scotland Learning and manages high profile Book Awards. They also oversee the children’s touring and events programme and line manage the School Communities Events Manager and School Communities Administrator.

The role works closely with the Head of School Communities on the development, management and delivery of the School Communities Programme which 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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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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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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Early Years Training and Outreach Manager (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £28,500 – £34,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd March 2020

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing? Scottish Book Trust is looking for an experienced manager with excellent communication skills to join our Early Years 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.

Our Early Years programme delivers Bookbug, Scotland’s national book gifting programme, providing free, high quality, books for every baby, toddler, three and five-year-old in Scotland.

To support the book-gifting programme, Bookbug runs a national training and outreach programme, providing training for professionals and volunteers from a broad range of sectors (libraries, education, health, third sector) to build Bookbug into their everyday practice and use books, songs and rhymes in their work with families.

The role leads on the strategic development of our Early Years (EY) training and outreach work which supports families who need extra help to access the benefits of Bookbug. The role works closely with the Head of Early Years, and other Mangers within the EY team to ensure training and outreach is a cohesive part of the EY programme. The role also contributes to the overall aim of promoting early book-sharing and songs and rhymes to help all children in Scotland lead happier, healthier and safer lives.

The EY Training and Outreach Manager leads the delivery of our national training programme and promotes and advocates for the outreach programme by building and maintaining strong networks with key stakeholders and partners, such as local authority steering groups. The role line-manages the EY outreach team of 6 staff.

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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Fundraising Officer

  • Part time
  • £21,500 – £25,999 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th June 2020

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.

This is an exciting time to join our ambitious Fundraising & Marketing team.

Reporting to the Fundraising Manager, you will be primarily responsible for researching and writing fundraising applications to trusts and foundations and researching and developing pitches to corporates to support our charitable activities.

You will also have the opportunity to input into a brand new fundraising campaign.

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

Key Responsibilities

  • Research trusts and foundations and write targeted applications to support our programmes and achieve fundraising income targets
  • Research corporates and develop pitches for a range of programmes including sponsorship proposals
  • Produce compelling performance and evaluation reports for funders and other donors
  • Fundraising administration including gift processing, donor thanking and stewardship
  • Keep donor records up to date on our CRM
  • Support at events as required

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Minimum of two years’ experience in a fundraising role
  • Knowledge of UK trust and foundation market and demonstrable experience of writing successful applications to trusts & foundations
  • Experience of corporate fundraising
  • A proven track record in meeting fundraising targets
  • Excellent written communication skills: experienced in creating persuasive and compelling fundraising propositions and funder reports
  • The ability to build strong and lasting relationships and work collaboratively across teams
  • High degree of competence in MS Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Experience of using a fundraising CRM is an advantage
  • Enthusiasm for and understanding of the aims and work of Scottish Book Trust and the wider arts/educational charity sector

Organisational Profile

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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Digital Project Manager – Apps (Maternity Cover)

  • Part time
  • £26,000 – £28,499 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th October 2020

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 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 currently has two mobile apps: Bookbug and Bookzilla.

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 to the Digital Manager with regular catch-ups with the Early Years and Schools Communities teams.

Key Responsibilities

  • Defining, prioritising and managing the development of new features and content for the apps
  • Establishing and managing ongoing maintenance processes for app development and content
  • Managing the project plan and budgets
  • Managing the app development agency including writing briefs
  • Planning and collaborating with user groups, partner organisations and internal teams for testing, feedback, consultation and evaluation
  • Analysing app data and providing detailed quarterly reports
  • Liaising with our internal Digital Development Group to ensure cohesion with wider digital developments across the organisation
  • Working with the Marketing team to effectively promote the apps at key stages
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Reading Schools Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,500 – £34,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd October 2020

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

We are seeking a determined and enthusiastic person to develop our Reading Schools accreditation pilot 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.

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

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

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

The post holder works closely with the Head of School Communities on the Reading Schools pilot programme 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 coordinated delivery and optimum impact for our school community audiences.

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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Top job! Head of Early Years (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £35,000 – £44,999
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st October 2020

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

Scottish Book Trust is looking for an experienced manager of large-scale national projects to provide maternity cover for the Head of Early Years. This fixed term post will be responsible for overseeing the strategic development and delivery of the Bookbug 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.

Scottish Book Trust’s Early Years programme delivers Bookbug, Scotland’s national book gifting programme, funded primarily by the Scottish Government. The programme comprises three different but related elements:

  • In partnership with Local Authorities across Scotland, gifting a book bag for every child in Scotland at 4 key development stages, and additional books monthly for Looked After and Adopted Children.
  • An outreach and training programme delivered in partnership with NHS Health and third sector professionals offering direct support to a wide range of families in their homes and communities.
  • Working with partners to promote the value and benefits of sharing books with children in their early years

The Head of Early Years oversees the strategic development and delivery of the EY programme, building key relationships with Scottish Government and other external partners. As well as managing the EY Team, the postholder is a member of SBT’s Management Team and works closely with SBT’s other programme heads to deepen the impact of the EY programme.

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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