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.

Current vacancies

Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th November 2018

Do you want to help transform lives through reading and writing? Scottish Book Trust is looking for enthusiastic and committed Board Members.

Scottish Book Trust, Scotland’s national charity transforming lives through reading and writing, is looking for new volunteer Board Members.

Scottish Book Trust’s highly accessible, creative, and inspirational national programmes start from a child’s birth with Bookbug and offer a lifelong path to maintaining the joy and benefits of reading and writing for pleasure. We design and deliver programmes such as Bookbug, First Minister’s Reading Challenge, Book Week Scotland and New Writer Award Schemes, amongst many others. We have a reputation for being ambitious and innovative, as well as delivering complex national programmes that champion excellence and equality.

Experience and skills

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed Trustees to help shape our strategic direction, oversee the delivery of our business plan priorities, and support our fundraising and advocacy work.

We are particularly seeking Board Members who have a knowledge of or background in local authority government, as a teaching, library or early years professional. You will be passionate about promoting literacy and personal fulfilment through reading and writing for pleasure.

Our Treasurer is also stepping down at the end of the year, so we are looking for a qualified finance professional to take her place on the Board and to chair the Finance Committee. A knowledge of charity accounting is particularly welcome.

Further information

Board Meetings are held quarterly, in the morning, at our offices in central Edinburgh. In addition, the Treasurer post chairs four Finance Committee meetings a year. Although these are unpaid positions, reasonable expenses incurred in attending meetings will be reimbursed.

Our latest Accounts and Annual Review can be found here: scottishbooktrust.com/about/what-we-do/annual-review

If you have any queries regarding these positions and would like an informal chat, please contact our CEO, Marc Lambert, at Marc.Lambert@scottishbooktrust.com or by telephoning 0131 524 0160

Shortlist

School Communities Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,500 – £34,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th November 2018

Do you want to transform lives through reading & writing? Scottish Book Trust is looking for an experienced manager to lead on the development and delivery of our Schools Team Attainment 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 children escape the poverty cycle.

Do you want to transform lives through reading and writing?

Scottish Book Trust, a national charity, is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced manager to provide maternity cover for the strategic development, design and delivery of our Government-funded attainment programmes: Read Write Count and First Minister’s Reading Challenge.

Our School Communities team delivers projects which encourage children and young people to read and write for pleasure. They include book gifting, author touring and events, book prizes and awards for learning professionals, as well as creating high quality resources and professional development for teachers.

Are you:

  • An exceptional organiser with experience of setting up and managing complex delivery contracts, including distribution and logistics
  • Skilled at developing and managing high profile external stakeholder relations
  • An experienced manager who knows how to lead and motivate a team, as well as coach excellent performance in individual staff members

For more information and application details, see our website

Shortlist

HR Advisor

  • Full time
  • £26,000 – £28,499
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th November 2018

Do you want to join a charity helping to transform lives through reading and writing? Scottish Book Trust is looking for a fixed term HR Advisor to assist with policy, practice and frontline advice.

An opportunity has arisen for a qualified CIPD professional looking to make a difference to our charity’s HR practices and procedures. At Scottish Book Trust, our staff are our greatest asset and this post contributes to our success by helping to improve our people practices and make our HR processes more efficient.

We have a staff team of around 60 permanent and fixed term staff, mostly based in our Edinburgh Office, delivering innovative and creative programmes which inspire reading and writing for pleasure.

The post holder will support the Director of Finance and Operations in reviewing, developing and implementing HR polices, practices and processes, including consideration of HR software and sourcing training to support delivery of HR policies.

If you want to find out more, please visit our vacancies page.

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Top job! Director of Programme

  • Full time
  • £45,000 – £55,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd July 2018

Do you want to transform lives through reading and writing? Scottish Book Trust is looking for an experienced and dynamic Director of Programme to be a strategic lead and inspire staff performance.

Role:

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 transform lives through reading and writing?

Scottish Book Trust, a national charity, is looking for an experienced and dynamic Director of Programme to be the strategic lead on national programme development, managing high profile stakeholder relationships and inspiring ambitious staff performance.

As a member of the Senior Management Team, you will have a direct influence on the future direction and impact of the charity in achieving its strategic aims.

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This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Head of School Communities

  • Full time
  • £32,000 – £39,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th July 2018

Do you want to transform lives through reading and writing? Scottish Book Trust is looking for an experienced Head of School Communities Programme to lead our high profile creative programmes.

Role:

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 transform lives through reading and writing?

Scottish Book Trust, a national charity, is looking for an experienced Head of School Communities Programme to lead our high profile and creatively excellent programmes delivered in schools. Are you:

• an excellent communicator and influencer

• skilled at managing high profile external stakeholder relations

• knowledgeable about arts, literature and education policy in Scotland

• experienced at senior management level

• a motivational team leader

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

School Communities Administrator

  • Full time
  • £19,000 – £21,499
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th July 2018

Do you want to transform lives through reading and writing? Scottish Book Trust is looking for a Schools Communities Administrator to work on their Touring and Events programme, taking authors into schools around Scotland and the rest of the UK.

Role:

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 transform lives through reading and writing?

Scottish Book Trust, a national charity, is looking for a highly organised Schools Communities Administrator to work on their Touring and Events programme, taking authors into schools around the UK. Being able to drive a people carrier on long journeys around the country is essential.

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

The School Communities Administrator supports the development, management and delivery of the author tours and other School Communities events. The post assists more generally, as required, with the wider School Communities work, including supporting the Authors Live programme with is run in partnership with BBC Scotland.

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This vacancy has now closed

Fundraising Officer

  • Part time
  • £21,000 – £24,999 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th July 2018

Do you want to transform lives through reading and writing? Scottish Book Trust is looking for a Fundraising Officer to support the rollout of our fundraising strategy and grow our charitable income.

Role:

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.

This an exciting new role at Scottish Book Trust that sits within the marketing team.

Working with the Fundraising Manager, the Fundraising Officer will be responsible for researching and writing compelling fundraising applications to trusts and foundations to support our charitable activities.

The role will also support with fundraising administration including gift processing, donor stewardship and fundraising events.

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This vacancy has now closed

Marketing Communications Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £21,000 – £24,999
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th July 2018

Do you want to transform lives through reading and writing? Scottish Book Trust is looking for a highly organised, experienced marketing coordinator to create campaigns and produce materials for our schools programme.

Role:

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 transform lives through reading and writing?

Scottish Book Trust, a national charity, is looking for an experienced marketing coordinator to create campaigns and produce materials for our schools programme. You’ll be highly organised, experienced in print production and adept at planning and executing marketing communications campaigns.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Early Years Operations Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £31,999
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th August 2018

Scottish Book Trust is looking for a highly organised manager to join our Early Years team to lead on Bookbug content and resource delivery.

Role:

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.

Scottish Book Trust’s Early Years programme delivers Bookbug, Scotland’s national book gifting programme, providing a free, high quality, book bag for every baby, toddler, three-year-old and primary 1 child in the country. These bags include 3 books and other fun activities and materials.

Bookbug is a universal programme with a flexible, multi-disciplinary approach. Working with health visitors, social workers, family support workers, nursery and childcare staff and librarians, Bookbug encourages all families to talk, cuddle, sing, and share books, stories and rhymes with their children from birth.

Each year Scottish Book Trust develops, creates and distributes 240,000 Bookbug bags.

Central to the book gifting programme is complex and time sensitive logistical process including:

· procurement of over 1 million items

· developing bespoke books and resources with suppliers and publishers

· centralised picking and packing operation at warehouse in Bathgate to create 240,000 bags of books annually

· quarterly distributions to 32 local authority areas and all NHS boards

· monitoring and improvement of onward distribution mechanisms in conjunction with local authorities and the NHS

· providing ongoing support for local authorities to promote and deliver the Bookbug programme locally

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This vacancy has now closed

Writing Communities Administrator

  • Full time
  • £18,500 – £20,999
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th August 2018

Do you want to transform lives through reading and writing?

Scottish Book Trust is looking for a Writing Communities Administrator.

The Writing Communities Administrator provides administrative support across the Writing Communities Programme, as well as providing dedicated administrative support to the WC Live Literature programme.

Role:

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.

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 administrative support across the Writing Communities Programme as a whole, as well as providing dedicated administrative support to the WC Live Literature programme. The Live Literature programme supports a large number of author visits to schools and communities across Scotland.

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This vacancy has now closed

PR and Marketing Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £31,999
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th September 2018

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

We are looking for an experienced PR & Marketing Manager to plan and deliver campaigns to promote our work and grow our audiences.

Role:

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 transform lives through reading and writing? Scottish Book Trust, a national charity, is looking for a creative and highly effective communicator to take forward the marketing and promotion of our programmes, help grow our audiences and share the impact of our work.

You’ll be an experienced PR professional and will bring a strong track record of planning and delivering marketing campaigns, preferably in the arts, charity or education sectors.

You’ll have a positive, flexible approach and your passion for your work will shine through. Experienced at leading a team, you’ll also be an enthusiastic team member, who enjoys working with colleagues to achieve shared objectives.

As a key part of the marketing team, the post holder works with staff across all our programmes to promote and deliver our work.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

School Communities Events Manager

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £27,999
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th September 2018

Do you want to help transform lives through reading and writing? A fantastic secondment opportunity has arisen to manage the UK wide touring and events schools programme at Scottish Book Trust.

Role:

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 transform lives through reading and writing?

A fantastic secondment opportunity has arisen to manage the UK wide touring and events schools programme at Scottish Book Trust, a national charity.

This post designs and delivers an innovative programme of events aimed at children, young people and the education sector, taking in venues across Scotland and the UK.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

School Communities Administrator

  • Full time
  • £19,000 – £21,499
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th November 2018

Do you want to transform lives through reading and writing? Scottish Book Trust is looking for a Schools Communities Administrator to work on their Touring and Events programme, taking authors into schools around Scotland and the rest of the UK.

Role:

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 transform lives through reading and writing?

Scottish Book Trust, a national charity, is looking for a highly organised Schools Communities Administrator to work on their Touring and Events programme, taking authors into schools around the UK. Being able to drive a people carrier on long journeys around the country is essential.

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

The School Communities Administrator supports the development, management and delivery of the author tours and other School Communities events. The post assists more generally, as required, with the wider School Communities work, including supporting the Authors Live programme with is run in partnership with BBC Scotland.

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