Early Years Trainer

Please note that applications for this vacancy are now closed. This page is for information only.

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.

If you have any queries, please contact recruitment@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window) or call Meg Elphee on 0131 524 0160.

Job Summary

Bookbug is Scotland’s universal early years book gifting programme. The post holder will deliver a range of early years training and ongoing support activities for Bookbug practitioners from a broad range of sectors and partner agencies, including libraries, early education, NHS, social care and third sector organisations. The training covers a range of topics to support professionals to engage families with the benefits of sharing stories, songs and rhymes. Candidates should have a strong background in delivering face-to-face training and the ability develop the skills and enthusiasm of others.

Salary: Grade 3 - £21,500 - £25,999 (pro rata)

Working hours: 14 - 28 hours per week (please indicate your preference in your application)

Duration: 2 years fixed term

Reporting to: Early Years Outreach Manager

Closing date: Friday 7 February 2020 at 12 noon

Interview date: Tuesday 18 February 2020

Key Responsibilities

Knowledge, skills and experience

Other information

The role is home-based, working remotely from the Scottish Book Trust Edinburgh Office and involves travel throughout Scotland, as well as travelling to team meetings in Edinburgh on a regular basis. Remote meetings via telephone or Zoom will be used to keep in touch at other times. Each trainer role will be designated a geographical region which will encompass several local authority areas, and the majority of training and other duties will be within these areas. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required.

Please note that the training Scottish Book Trust delivers is for adults who work with children and families, and the trainer role does not involve direct work with children.

Appointment to the post will be conditional upon securing satisfactory Basic Disclosure from Disclosure Scotland.

How to apply

To apply for this post please complete a Scottish Book Trust application form(this will open in a new window) and an equal opportunity form(this will open in a new window) and email them to recruitment@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window). Please indicate in your application how many days per week you would like to work if successful.

For further information please contact recruitment@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window), or call 0131 524 0160.