Job Title: Early Years Training Administrator
Contract: Part time (3 days a week), fixed term (12 months)
To meet operational requirements, working hours will be Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 21 hours total per week.
Salary: Grade 2, £19,000 – £21,999
Closing date: Wednesday 6 July, 12 noon
Scottish Book Trust's Early Years programme delivers Bookbug, Scotland's national book gifting programme, providing a free, high quality book bag to every baby, toddler, three-year-old and P1 child in the country.
The Early Years Training and Development Team provides a comprehensive range of training for practitioners across Scotland, supporting them to gift Bookbug bags, lead Bookbug Sessions and deliver targeted outreach work to families.
The Early Years Training Administrator plays a key role in ensuring the successful delivery of the Bookbug Training Programme by organising a full calendar of training events across all 32 local authorities in Scotland.
- Planning, organising and booking the training sessions, including: liaising with key contacts from a variety of sectors to arrange training; handling communications with local programme co-ordinators; managing all arrangements with trainers delivering the sessions; booking/sourcing training venues and catering; organising the delivery logistics for training resources
- Ongoing management of the training schedule to ensure optimum numbers and timings of sessions
- Supporting trainees to access online training sessions
- Management of the Bookbug Session Leader training application process, including sifting applications for eligibility and communications with applicants.
- Supporting trainers with their admin requirements around planning and delivery
- Ensuring all relevant invoices are received and processed in a timely manner
- Assisting the wider Early Years team with administrative tasks as required
- Representing the Bookbug programme as appropriate at conferences, network meetings and events
Skills and Experience
- Experience gained working in an administrative environment
- Excellent communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage relationships with external contacts
- Ability to work accurately with meticulous attention to detail
- Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office
- Familiarity with databases, handling and analysing data
- Excellent organisational skills and time management with the ability to work with multiple priorities
- Capable of working effectively as part of a team and on own initiative
- An interest in literature and the early years
The post is based at Scottish Book Trust offices in Edinburgh – the role will be working remotely with designated access to the office during current restrictions.
The post involves occasional travel within Scotland and out of office hours work from time to time including occasional evenings and weekends. The hours are part time (3 days a week) to meet operational requirements, working hours will be Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 21 hours total per week.
Please note, due to staff holidays there will be a short delay between the closing date of this recruitment window and the date of shortlisting. Unsuccessful candidates will be notified by Monday 25 July.
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