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Early Years Communications & Events Manager

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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.

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Job title: Early Years Communications & Events Manager

Contract type: Full time, permanent

Salary: Grade 4 (£26,000 - £28,499)

Closing date: Monday 8 February at 9am

Interview date: Wednesday 17 February

Job summary

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. This post works closely with the Early Years and Marketing teams to co-ordinate development of bespoke print and online materials for families, Local Authorities and other public sector partners across Scotland, working to challenging deadlines. It also liaises with the Marketing team to develop and implement an annual communications plan for the Early Years team. The post requires significant experience in communications, project management, event planning and delivery, as well as a good knowledge and understanding of Early Years policy in Scotland.

The Early Years Communications & Events Manager is part of the Early Years team and is line managed by the Early Years Operations Manager. The post holder has line management responsibility for the Early Years Digital Content Co-ordinator.

Key responsibilities

Knowledge, skills and experience

The post is based at Scottish Book Trust offices in Edinburgh – the role will be working remotely during current restrictions.

The post may involve working with young people, therefore appointment will be conditional upon securing Basic Disclosure level clearance from Disclosure Scotland.