Vacancies

Thank you for your interest in joining our team. Scottish Book Trust is committed to promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. For further information, please see the attachments below.

If you have any queries, please contact recruitment@scottishbooktrust.com, or call Laura on 0131 524 0160

Opportunities:

Director of Programme

Head of School Communities Programme

Marketing Communications Co-ordinator

School Communities Administrator

Fundraising Officer

Digital Storytellers


The following vacancies have now closed:

Attainment Programmes Regional Outreach Coordinator

Book Week Scotland Listings Copy Editor and Administrator

Evaluator for the Digital Storytellers in Residence Programme


Head of School Communities Programme

Salary: Grade 6 - £32,000-39,000 (under review)

Reporting to: Director of Programme

Duration: Full time, Permanent, 35 hours/week

Job Summary

The Head of School Communities Programme is the strategic leader for Scottish Book Trust’s (SBT) programme delivered in schools. The programme inspires and empowers the school community to participate in high-quality, imaginative and innovative reading and writing activities. Working with funders, teachers, librarians, other education professionals, parents and pupils, our School Communities Programme promotes a love of reading and writing for pleasure, which also contributes to closing the attainment gap identified by the Scottish Government.

Using desktop research, forming productive partnerships and engaging with policy makers and sector initiatives, the Head of School Communities Programme drives the design, development and delivery of a dynamic, cutting-edge schools-orientated programme. The post leads on strategic relationship management with high-profile funders and stakeholders, including the Scottish Government, Creative Scotland and Local Authorities. The postholder also leads and manages a team of committed and enthusiastic School Communities Programme staff, with three direct reports.

The Schools Programme includes a government-sponsored national book-gifting programme (Read, Write, Count); a high-profile, digitally-delivered reading challenge; author touring and events; digital author events (in partnership with the BBC); book awards and prizes; as well as a substantial outreach programme, delivered across the country.

Key Responsibilities

  • To lead strategic development of the School Communities Programme to meet SBT’s aims and objectives
  • To keep informed of current thinking and initiatives in the fields of education, learning, literacy and creativity
  • To work with the Senior Management Team to influence policy formation in the relevant areas of SBT’s work
  • To represent SBT’s interests in negotiations and discussions with the Scottish Government, Education Scotland, Creative Scotland and other high-profile funders and stakeholders
  • To establish and develop funder and stakeholder relationships to deliver key outcomes for SBT’s work and cultivate future programme opportunities
  • To set outcomes for the School Communities Programme, measure and evaluate impact and feed intelligence back into programme development and the organisation’s wider work
  • By supporting the School Communities Programme Team managers, ensure effective and timely delivery of the programme milestones and outcomes
  • Lead the School Communities Programme Team, supporting high standards of performance, effective team working and cross organisational collaboration, as well as upholding SBT’s Values
  • Line-manage the three School Communities Managers, motivating and supporting high performance against objectives
  • Share intelligence, leverage opportunities and promote cohesion across SBT’s programme portfolio and maximise audience development
  • To promote and support collaborative working with SBT’s Marketing Team to communicate effectively with key audiences
  • To set and monitor performance against budgets
  • To prepare regular monitoring reports on achievements against objectives, reporting to Senior Management Team as well as funders and stakeholders
  • As a member of SBT’s Management Team, contribute to the organisation’s wider strategic development and policy formulation
  • Represent and promote Scottish Book Trust at external meetings, conferences and events
  • Work with the Fundraising Manager and Director of Programme to source funding for new and existing programmes

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent professional experience
  • Knowledge of education and arts policies in Scotland
  • Significant experience of leading and managing a team in a cultural/educational  organisation
  • Knowledge and understanding of the workings of Scottish Government, local authorities, schools and libraries
  • Knowledge of the education, creative and literature sectors in Scotland
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills; highly skilled in networking and partnership working
  • A passion for reading and writing and the transformational impact it can have on life opportunities
  • Experience of conducting desktop research, distilling and reporting key findings
  • Significant experience of planning, developing and project managing complex programmes
  • Significant experience of setting programme outcomes, reporting performance and conducting evaluation
  • Significant experience of initiating and developing relationships with high profile partners and funding bodies
  • Excellent written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision to challenging deadlines
  • Excellent people skills with well-developed ability to work effectively across traditional team and departmental boundaries, promoting collaborative working
  • Strong leadership and management skills to motivate and drive staff performance
  • Thorough understanding and experience of budget setting and management

Location

The post is based in Scottish Book Trust’s offices in Edinburgh; however, some travel across Scotland is required, as well as occasional out-of-office hours.

The post requires basic clearance through the Disclosure Scotland scheme.

 

How to Apply

Please complete a Scottish Book Trust Application Form and an Equal Opportunity Form and return both to recruitment@scottishbooktrust.com.

Closing date: Monday 16 July, 9AM

Interview date: Wednesday 25 July/Thursday 26 July

 


Marketing Communications Co-ordinator (Schools)

Salary: Grade 3 (£21,000 - £24,999)

Reporting to: Director of Marketing & Communications (DMC)

Duration: Fixed-Term to 31 March 2019, Full time, 35 hours/week

Job Summary

The Marketing Communications Co-ordinator is a key member of the Marketing Team with specific responsibility for marketing communications and design and print production for the Schools Communities team, in particular the wide range of materials and resources needed for the attainment programme. The post is the essential link between the School Communities team and external suppliers (designers and printers). The post calls for a highly organised person with an eye for design and experience in marketing communications and print production.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Devise, plan and project manage marketing communications campaigns to promote our key messages and programmes to new and existing school, community and library audiences and key stakeholders.
  • Through close liaison with School Communities Team staff , project manage the team’s print materials from planning, setting timelines, agreeing design and ensuring delivery
  • Work with School Communities Team staff to develop briefs and identify design direction for print materials and online developments
  • Working with the Print and Marketing Coordinator, ensure brand and accessibility guidelines are communicated and adhered to
  • Review and sign off all briefs
  • Liaise with and project manage designers, printers and proof readers
  • Manage the output of design agencies, freelance designers and illustrators to ensure they deliver to the brief and on time
  • Manage print tenders and print budgets, liaising with the Print and Marketing Coordinator and with regular reporting to the DMC
  • Work closely with the Head of Schools Communities and the DMC to evaluate the effectiveness of marketing communications campaigns and print materials
  • Work closely with DMC and Head of School Communities to support effective communications with Scottish Government Communications and Policy teams, on events and other communications activities
  • Coordinate SBT communications to schools to ensure well-planned, coordinated communications to key audience groups
  • Support the Scottish Book Trust PR team with preparation of media, as required

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Strong project management and planning skills
  • Experience of planning and project managing marketing communications campaigns
  • Experience of project managing design and print production
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work across teams and negotiate achievement of objectives
  • Excellent copy writing, editing and proof-reading skills
  • Experience of marketing, ideally in an arts, literature or education sector
  • Ability to manage freelance designers, proof-readers, and print companies to deliver quality work to agreed deadlines
  • Budget management skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage competing priorities
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent professional experience
  • Knowledge of the literature sector is desirable

Location

The post is based in Scottish Book Trust’s offices in Edinburgh.

The post requires basic clearance through the Disclosure Scotland scheme.

 

How to Apply

Please complete a Scottish Book Trust Application Form and an Equal Opportunity Form and return both to recruitment@scottishbooktrust.com.

Closing date: Thursday 19 July, 9AM

Interview date: Tuesday 31 July

 


Fundraising Officer

Salary: Grade 3: £21,000 - £24,999 pro rata

Reporting to: Fundraising Manager

Duration: Permanent, part time 3 days a week (21 hours)

Job Summary

The Fundraising Officer supports the Fundraising Manager (FM) to deliver our fundraising strategy and grow our charitable income.

Reporting to the Fundraising Manager, the Fundraising Officer is responsible for researching and writing compelling fundraising applications to trusts and foundations to support our charitable activities.

The Fundraising Officer also supports the Fundraising Manager with fundraising administration, including gift processing, donor stewardship and fundraising events.

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 opportunities to support our programmes and help to achieve fundraising income targets
  • Write targeted funding applications for a range of programmes and activities
  • Keep records of all funding bids, interactions and reports on our CRM system
  • Produce compelling performance and evaluation reports for funders and other donors
  • Support the Fundraising Manager with fundraising administration tasks, including gift processing and donor stewardship
  • Provide support at events as required

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of two years’ experience in a fundraising role
  • Knowledge of UK grants, trusts and foundation market
  • Demonstrable experience of writing successful applications to trusts & foundations
  • 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

Other Information

This post is based at Scottish Book Trust’s offices in Edinburgh; however the post holder must be prepared to travel for work-related duties, including some out-of-hours working.

Appointment will be conditional upon securing basic clearance by Disclosure Scotland.

How to Apply

Please complete a Scottish Book Trust Application Form and an Equal Opportunity Form and return both to recruitment@scottishbooktrust.com.

Closing date: Monday 30 July, 9am

Interview date: Monday 13 August




Digital Storytellers

Salary: Freelance, fixed term 9 months (September 2018 - May 2019)

Duration: Fixed fee of £24,000 based on a full time equivalent of 35 hours per week

The role

Scottish Book Trust (SBT) is looking for 5 Digital Storytellers who will each work with one of the following library services:

Orkney Library and Archive

Dundee Library and Information Service

East Ayrshire Leisure

Falkirk Community Trust

Inverclyde Libraries

In your covering email, please indicate which of the five local authorities you would be able to work in. If you are available to work in more than one local authority, please list them in order of preference. We will shortlist candidates to accommodate best fit for each library service. Interviews will be conducted in the local authority areas, and we are happy to interview via Skype if there are significant barriers to travel.

Working with local communities, Digital Storytellers will deliver a project that supports and enables participants to create their own digital stories. Where appropriate, stories created will be stored in library archives and shared via appropriate online platforms.  

The Digital Storytelling project is based on the methodology developed by the Story Center, an American organisation that supports individuals and organisations to use storytelling and participatory media for reflection, education, and social change. They create spaces for transforming lives and communities through the acts of listening to and sharing stories. This ‘Story Work’ is then developed into a digital story which can be shared further online. More details are available here.

Each Digital Storyteller will work within a library/library service and the community it serves. You will need to travel to various community settings within the local authority area. Scottish Book Trust will offer advice and support on project design and delivery on an ongoing basis throughout the residency.

Any technology required to run the project will be provided by SBT and remain with the library service after the 9-month residency to support the legacy of the project. As part of the residency you will deliver “train the trainer” workshops so library service staff and participating organisations can run digital storytelling workshops in the future.

Aims of the project

The project has the following aims:

  • Participants improve their digital skills
  • Participants are more willing to digitally participate
  • Participants increase their digital participation
  • Individually, participants place more value on their voice and their story
  • Collectively, participants and their communities place more value on their voices and their stories
  • Libraries increase their commitment to sharing stories from their communities

You can download a detailed project description here.

  • This project is based on two successful pilots run in 2017. These pilot projects demonstrated that individuals are more likely to develop their confidence and interest in telling personal stories when they feel that it makes them part of a wider community and that developing creative digital skills serves as an effective introduction to digital participation

Requirements of the role

  • A creative digital practitioner** with experience of working in community settings
  • Confident planning and working in partnership on projects of this kind
  • Some experience of working on projects with a range of different partners
  • The confidence, experience and enthusiasm to act as an advocate for creating digital stories
  • Strong and engaging communicator with good facilitation skills
  • Ability to facilitate story creation where participants retain their own voice throughout
  • Ability to train others such as library staff, local volunteers and third sector/community organisations in the digital storytelling approach
  • Professionalism and enthusiasm
  • Competent in the use of digital storytelling IT equipment and software packages
  • Ability to work well with diverse partners/audiences and understand their context and priorities
  • Personal writing/ storytelling
  • Making creative digital media
  • Supporting learners by facilitating group work where participants create individual pieces of work

 **A creative digital practitioner is defined as anyone employed professionally in a chosen creative practice which includes:

  • Personal writing/ storytelling
  • Making creative digital media
  • Supporting learners by facilitating group work where participants create individual pieces of work

 This opportunity is open to creative digital practitioners currently resident in Scotland or who are prepared to relocate to Scotland for the duration of the programme.

NB: We will seek to engage digital storytellers who are within reasonable commuting distance of the host library.

 

Application Process

Stage 1 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Monday 23 July 2018 at 12pm

Applications from creative practitioners should be sent directly to Scottish Book Trust.

Stage 2: Interviews: Monday 6 August to Friday 17 August 2018

Stage 3: Successful candidates and host libraries informed: by Wednesday 22 August 2018

Stage 4: Residencies will begin at the start of September 2018

Appointment of Digital Storytellers may be conditional on securing clearance from Disclosure Scotland. Scottish Book Trust is committed to offering equality of opportunity and will interview all applicant partnerships who meet the essential criteria for the role. This information can be made available in other formats on request. If you need assistance to submit your note of interest or have any other access needs, please contact us for advice.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for the position of Digital Storyteller, please complete a Scottish Book Trust Application Form and an Equal Opportunity Form.

Complete and return the forms by email to recruitment@scottishbooktrust.com

or by post to:

Laura Wight, Office and HR Administrator,

Scottish Book Trust, Sandeman House,

Trunk’s Close, 55 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR

If you have any queries, please contact Laura Wight Tel: 0131 524 0160 or laura.wight@scottishbooktrust.com

 

COPYRIGHT CONSIDERATIONS

  • Ownership of the copyright in and to any material, created by the Digital Storyteller resulting from the residency shall vest solely in the Digital Storyteller, as appropriate
  • Ownership of the copyright in and to any material created by the participants on the workshops resulting from the residency shall vest solely with the said participants, as appropriate
  • Host Library Services, Scottish Book Trust and Scottish Government will be able to use the material produced on any of their own print, online media channels and archive facilities to promote the work of the Digital Storytelling programme, or the roles of the partners, upon copyright holders’ signing a copyright release form for their work, stating they are happy for it to be used for these purposes only.




Director of Programme

Reporting to: CEO

Salary: Grade 7, £45,000-£55,000

Duration: Full Time, 35 hours a week

Job Summary

As a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT), the Director of Programme (DP) works with the CEO and other senior colleagues to determine and manage the development and strategic direction of Scottish Book Trust. The DP is also responsible for overseeing all SBT programmes and leading on their strategic development. The post line manages the Heads of Programme, leads the Management Team which they are part of and ensures SBT’s programmes are effective, impactful and delivered to the highest standards.

Key responsibilities

  • Work closely with SMT colleagues to contribute to the development and delivery of SBT’s strategic business plan
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders and network to support the strategic development of SBT programmes, seeking out opportunities for growth which deliver SBT’s strategic aims
  • Represent SBT in high level negotiations and discussions with key funders to secure programme funding and development
  • Lead and oversee the planning, design and development of all programmes, working closely with Heads of Programme to set outcomes and develop content
  • Research and stay abreast of the latest developments in theory and practice in all areas relevant to SBT programmes, and promote this intelligence within the charity
  • Promote and embed best practice in programme evaluation: monitoring and assessing the impact of programmes and driving continuous improvement
  • Create powerful and effective reports, for internal and external use, which demonstrate the effectiveness of SBT’s work, including reporting to the SBT Board
  • Support Heads of Programme to set and manage programme budgets
  • Lead and line-manage the Heads of Programme to achieve their objectives, manage their teams effectively, and to perform at their best and in accordance with SBT’s values
  • Lead the Programme Management Team to promote collaborative working and deliver effective communications and decision-making processes across the organisation
  • Work with the Fundraising Manager, as required, to prepare major funding bids and applications
  • Attend sector conferences, forums and groups, presenting as required, and act as an ambassador for SBT ‘s work and strategic aims
  • Actively manage own professional development, seeking out opportunities for learning and growth and acting as a role model for the charity’s values in action

Skills and Experience

  • Educated to degree level
  • At least 5 years’ experience at a senior level in programme development and management
  • Evidence of high-level strategic and creative thinking
  • Experience of working with a Board, reporting on performance and developing policy and strategy
  • An in-depth knowledge of arts, educational and cultural policy and its political context, at local and national level
  • Sound knowledge of current theory and practice in literacy and education and related social issues
  • Experience of delivering innovation and change and engaging staff in a culture of creative excellence and continuous improvement
  • Experience of managing and reporting on substantial budgets
  • Excellent negotiating, influencing and relationship-building skills, showing evidence of successful engagement with high-level external stakeholders
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with experience of presenting at high profile external events and conferences
  • Well-developed planning and project management skills with the ability to manage complex programmes with multiple competing priorities and deadlines
  • Considerable team leadership, line management and people development experience with proven ability to inspire, motivate and coach staff performance

How to Apply

Please complete a Scottish Book Trust Application Form and an Equal Opportunity Form and return both to recruitment@scottishbooktrust.com.

Closing date: Monday 23 July

Interview date: Friday 3 August

 


School Communities Administrator

Salary: Grade 2: £18,000-£20,999 (Full time, 12 month fixed term contract)
Reporting to: School Communities Manager

Job Summary

The School Communities team delivers a range of projects which encourage children and young people to engage with reading and writing, 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 School Communities Manager in the development, management and delivery of the Authors Live programme, book prizes and awards and assists more generally, as required, with wider the School Communities work as required, including supporting delivery of the nationwide author tour to schools.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide support to ensure the effective and timely delivery of book prizes and annual awards and the Authors Live programme, by leading on all aspects of their administration, co-ordinating schools’ participation
  • Assist the School Communities Manager with planning, delivery and evaluation of these programme elements
  • Engage and develop audiences for School Communities programmes, including liaising with local authority contacts, library services and learning professionals
  • With support from the Marketing Team, deliver marketing for the School Communities programme, including mail-outs, distribution and liaising with the Print Co-ordinators on design and print production
  • Support and participate in the delivery of teacher CLPL sessions and presentations, collaborating with colleagues, as appropriate
  • Support the work of Scottish Book Trust’s equalities commitments, including coordinating the production of transcripts and ensuring all programme communications are accessible
  • Lead on School Communities-related maintenance of Scottish Book Trust’s website, database and other related sites
  • Assist in identifying, creating and promoting web and social media content to support the SC programme, including writing book reviews and blogs, as required
  • Assist with the planning and delivery of School Communities events, including supporting the author tour two or three times a year.
  • Attend and staff SBT events, where appropriate, acting as an ambassador for Scottish Book Trust and its programmes
  • Assist with the monitoring and evaluation of the School Communities programmes, including compiling and producing reports on audience data 
  • Work with other Scottish Book Trust teams as required to co-ordinate any School Communities input to other programmes
  • Participate in activities around developing and planning the strategic direction of the School Communities Programmes and other related work

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Substantial administrative experience, including planning mail-outs, processing bookings, registrations and logging events data
  • Experience of events organisation
  • A high level of IT literacy and competence (web 2.0, Microsoft Office, database input and maintenance)
  • Ability to plan and manage multiple priorities and work to strict deadlines
  • Clear and confident communicator, both written and verbal, with experience of engaging a range of learning professionals and creative practitioners
  • Knowledge of children’s and young adult books, reading and writing and their context in Scotland is desirable
  • Degree in a relevant area of study or equivalent professional experience

Person Specification

  • Friendly approach, creative, imaginative and able to identify new opportunities and build new partnerships
  • Collaborative approach, with ability to work well as part of a team and across teams within the wider SBT organisation
  • Able to use own initiative to manage and prioritise workload
  • Solutions-focused approach to problem-solving

Other Information

The School Communities Administrator is based at Scottish Book Trust’s offices in Edinburgh, however the post holder must be prepared to travel for work-related duties, including some out of hours working and some overnight stays which extends to a week when supporting the author tour.

The post may involve working with young people and vulnerable adults, therefore appointment will be conditional upon securing basic clearance by Disclosure Scotland.

How to Apply

Please complete a Scottish Book Trust Application Form and an Equal Opportunity Form and return both to recruitment@scottishbooktrust.com.

Closing date: Friday 13 July, 5pm

Interview date: Thursday 26 July

 


 



The following positions are now closed

 

Attainment Programme Regional Outreach Coordinator

Reporting To: Attainment Programme Manager

Salary: Grade 3: £21,000 – 24,999 (pro rata – 17.5 hours per week)

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives.

We are looking for four home-based Regional Outreach Coordinators to join our Attainment Programmes team, supporting the Read, Write, Count and First Minister’s Reading Challenge programmes by working closely with teachers, schools, librarians, Local Authorities, families and communities to maximise participation and impact.

The ideal candidate is an effective and confident presenter with experience of working with a range of stakeholders to create enthusiasm for our programmes. You will have an up-to-date knowledge of education policy in Scotland and be passionate about the potential for numeracy, reading and writing to change children’s and young people’s lives.

The role is home-based, working remotely from our Edinburgh Office and involves extensive travel throughout the Coordinator’s designated region. The postholder will manage his/her time effectively, forming relationships in their region which ensure our programmes reach key target groups.

Applications are welcomed from across Scotland.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver Read, Write, Count training in schools, libraries, Local Authorities and elsewhere in local communities
  • Maintain existing, and establish new, key contacts within Local Authorities and communities to champion the programmes, promoting participation and engagement
  • Work with stakeholders and networks to engage targeted groups e.g. those who have not previously engaged with the programmes
  • Gather evidence of impact and good practice to feed back to the Attainment Programme Manager
  • Work with the Head of Attainment Programmes to support both internal and independent evaluations of the programme
  • Report to the Attainment Programme Manager on progress towards outcomes, programme development and improvement opportunities
  • Representing Scottish Book Trust at external events and conferences, advocating for the Attainment and wider Scottish Book Trust Programmes
  • Work with the wider Attainment team to ensure knowledge, experience and contacts are shared to promote effective programme delivery

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Experience of outreach work, including confident and effective delivery of training sessions, workshops and presentations
  • An up-to-date knowledge of and interest in education policy in Scotland particularly numeracy and literacy policies relating to the primary school sector
  • Experience of dealing directly with a diverse range of stakeholders to promote and embed new practices, including engagement with families and/or communities
  • Excellent influencing skills with the ability to enthuse stakeholders to drive participation and engagement, including making links with new contacts to best reach those groups targeted by the programmes
  • Passionate about numeracy, reading and writing and their potential to transform the lives of children and young people, and the ability to share and drive this enthusiasm in others
  • Confident in the use of IT, including Microsoft Office applications
  • Exceptional organisational, planning and time management skills, with the ability to organise own workload, manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and use own initiative, as well as connecting effectively across different teams
  • A full, clean UK driving licence and access to a vehicle insured for business use is required

Other Information

The role is home-based, working remotely from the Scottish Book Trust Edinburgh Office and involves extensive travel throughout the Co-ordinator’s designated region, as well as travelling to team meetings in Edinburgh, as required.

Postholders will be provided with a laptop, printer and telephone access.

Appointment to the post will be conditional upon securing satisfactory Basic Disclosure from Disclosure Scotland. The positions are to be contracted on a permanent basis.

 


 

Book Week Scotland Listings Copy Editor and Administrator

Reporting to: Head of Reader Development

Salary: £3,150, based on £9 per hour, 35 hours per week for 10 weeks

Duration: Full Time, 10 weeks from w/c 13 Aug to w/c 15 Oct inclusive

Job Summary
This role will provide administration support to the Reader Development team throughout the run-up to and delivery of the Book Week Scotland 2018 programme launch. The main focus of the role will be to take responsibility for the content of event listings on the Book Week Scotland website – gathering, editing and proofing the information supplied by partners

 Responsibilities

  • Working with the RD and Marketing teams on the set up and population of the event listings information for Book Week Scotland
  • Editing and proofing the listings information supplied by partners for the BWS event listings, including ensuring that all listings are accurate for web functionality and online pdf brochures
  • Liaising with partners to ensure listing information is complete and copy is engaging
  • Checking the functionality of the BWS listings on an ongoing basis and working with the Website Editor to identify and rectify any issues arising
  • Working with the Website Editor and Digital Marketing Manager to identify interesting themes and events to promote
  • Providing information to the Press Officer about events that might be particularly press worthy – both for regional and national press
  • Contributing to the content for Book Week Scotland web and social media presence
  • Any additional administration required to support the effective delivery of Book Week Scotland
  • Supporting the set up and attending any events as required
  • Time allowing, working with the Print and Marketing Co-ordinator to produce online regional pdf brochures

 


Evaluator for the Digital Storytellers in Residence Programme

Scottish Book Trust seek an evaluator for the first full year of the Digital Storytellers in Residence programme, funded by Scottish Government and delivered by Scottish Book Trust.

Sharing personal stories is a powerful mechanism to tackle inequality across communities by privileging diverse, authentic voices and valuing empathy and connection in our cultural product.

A pilot year has provided proof of concept – that individuals are more likely to develop their confidence and interest in telling personal stories when they feel that it makes them part of a wider community and that developing creative digital skills serves as an effective introduction to digital participation

Please download the full evaluation tender document for more information about the programme, outcomes, and the brief for the evaluation work required. If you would like to read a report about the pilot year, we are happy to share this. Tenders should be submitted, by email, to chris.leslie@scottishbooktrust.com by 5pm on 6 July 2018.