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Vacancy: Early Years Training and Development Manager

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Are you a highly efficient manager and strategic thinker? Do you have experience of delivering large scale projects to time and on budget? Do you have knowledge and experience of Early Year’s practice and developing training? If so, we would love to hear from you.

Job title: Early Years Training and Development Manager

Contract: Permanent (35 hours per week)

Salary: Grade 5 (£31,000 - £36,999)

Closing date: Tuesday 16 January, 12:00 midnight

Location: Flexible hybrid working between home and our Edinburgh City Centre office


About the job

This is an excellent opportunity for you to support Scottish Book Trust and our Bookbug programme. The Early Years (EY) 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. This role contributes to our overall aim of promoting early book-sharing, stories, songs and rhymes, to help all children in Scotland lead happier, healthier and safer lives.

You will be responsible for the strategic planning and delivery of over 100 training events every year (online and face to face). You will oversee the design and quality assurance of our training programmes and ensure alignment with key national priorities for early years development. You will report to the Head of Early Years and will be responsible for a small team who deliver the training programme and work closely with colleagues across the organisation to support the wider strategic aims of our organisation.

Key responsibilities

We are looking for people who have:

We encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet all the requirements. If you want to discuss the role prior to applying, please email recruitment@scottishbooktrust.com(this link will open in a new window).

We will work with the successful candidate to put a development plan in place to ensure training needs are met.