This vacancy has now closed

School Communities Manager

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

  • Advertised from 1st November 2018
  • Fixed term contract 9-12 months (maternity cover)


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

Application notes

To apply go to:

Closing date: Monday 19th November 9am

Please note that interviews are planned for Thursday 29th November.