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Early Years Training and Outreach Manager (Maternity Cover)

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

The role leads on the strategic development of our Early Years (EY) training and outreach work which supports families who need extra help to access the benefits of Bookbug. The role works closely with the Head of Early Years, and other Managers within the EY team to ensure training and outreach is a cohesive part of the EY programme. The role also contributes to the overall aim of promoting early book-sharing and songs and rhymes to help all children in Scotland lead happier, healthier and safer lives.

The EY Training and Outreach Manager leads the delivery of our national training programme and promotes and advocates for the outreach programme by building and maintaining strong networks with key stakeholders and partners, such as local authority steering groups. The role line-manages the EY outreach team of 6 staff.

Salary: Grade 5: £28,500 - £34,000

Working hours: Full time - 35 hours per week

Duration: Fixed term - maternity leave cover - minimum 9 months with possible extension to 11 months, starting May 2020

Reporting to: Head of Early Years

Closing date: Monday 23 March 2020 at 12 noon

Interview date: Wednesday 1 April 2020. This may take place via a video call.

Key responsibilities

Skills and experience

Other information

The post is based in Scottish Book Trust’s Edinburgh office but requires frequent travel throughout Scotland, including overnight stays, as well as some evening and occasional weekend working.

The post requires a full driving licence.

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