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Head of Early Years (maternity cover)

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Job title: Head of Early Years

Contract type: Full time, 35 hours per week. Fixed term contact (maternity cover): 11-12 months.

Salary: Grade 6, £35,000 - £44,999

Closing date: Wednesday 21 October, 12 noon

Interview date: Thursday 29 October or Friday 30 October

Job Summary

Scottish Book Trust’s Early Years programme delivers Bookbug, Scotland’s national book gifting programme, funded primarily by the Scottish Government. The programme comprises three different but related elements:

The Head of Early Years oversees the strategic development and delivery of the EY programme, building key relationships with Scottish Government and other external partners. As well as managing the EY Team, the postholder is a member of SBT’s Management Team and works closely with SBT’s other programme heads to deepen the impact of the EY programme.

Key Responsibilities

Skills and experience

Due to current government guidelines, the Head of Early Years will be working from home until further notice. Once normal interaction is resumed, the job holder will be based at Scottish Book Trust’s offices in central Edinburgh, however the post-holder must be prepared to undertake regular travel across Scotland.

The post may involve working with young people and vulnerable adults; therefore appointment will be conditional upon securing Basic Disclosure level clearance from Disclosure Scotland.

This position is now closed for applications.