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PlayTalkRead Programme Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd January 2020

  • Advertised from 27th December 2019
  • 35hrs per week


Smart Play Network is a dynamic, forward thinking play organisation and charity supporting and delivering a range of play services in Scotland.

We seek a highly motivated, organised and responsive individual to join Smart Play Network as the Project Manager for our PlayTalkRead project. This challenging but rewarding post includes overall responsibility for the day-to-day running of the project, staff management, reporting to and liaising with the Scottish Government, budget management managing a fleet of vehicles and the general smooth running of the programme. Our ideal candidate would have a flexible approach to work, be enthusiastic and self-motivated with an upbeat and positive personality and be a great problem solver.

This post will average a 35 hours working week normally Monday to Friday but will require an element of flexibility, including occasional on-call responsibilities at the weekend, and is based in Edinburgh.

The post is fixed-term to March 2021 (subject to funding confirmation) and requires a 3-month probationary period.

Application notes

For a full job description detailing more about what is required for the role, please phone 0131 554 2620 or email

Please complete the application form (CVs won’t be accepted) and send it to

This application form will be used to shortlist for interviews, we need to receive your form by 5pm, 22nd January 2020.

Interviews will be held on 29th and 30th January 2020, with immediate start date.