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Early Years Community Engagement Manager

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Job title: Early Years Community Engagement Manager

Contract: Full time (35 hours per week)

Salary: £28,500 – £34,000 (Grade 5)

Closing date: Wednesday 15 September at midday.

Interview date: Tuesday 28 September

Job Summary

The Early Years (EY) Community Engagement Manager leads on the strategic development of our EY community engagement work; liaising with Local Authority Steering Groups, Health Service professionals and other community groups to support families who need extra help to access the benefits of our Bookbug programme. The role also contributes to the overall aim of promoting early book sharing, stories, songs and rhymes to help all children in Scotland lead happier, healthier and safer lives.

The EY Community Engagement Manager advocates for the charity by building and maintaining strong community based networks with key stakeholders and partners, as well as taking a lead role in quality assurance, and the project management of targeted project funding.

The post holder works closely with the Head of Early Years, and other Managers within the EY team to ensure community engagement is a cohesive part of the EY programme.

The post-holder heads up the EY Community Engagement team of 3 people.

Key Responsibilities

Skills and Experience


The post is based at Scottish Book Trust offices in Edinburgh – the role will be working remotely during current restrictions. A phased return to office working is planned with potential for future hybrid working.

The post-holder must be prepared to undertake travel across Scotland, from time to time travel elsewhere in the UK, and infrequently abroad to conferences and similar, including occasional overnight stays.

Applications are now closed. This page is for information only.