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Research and Evaluation Co-ordinator

Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing? We seek a Co-ordinator to research the impact of the Bookbug and Read, Write, Count book gifting programmes and support evaluation across our Early Years Programme.

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.

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Job title: Research and Evaluation Co-ordinator

Contract type: Fixed Term for 9–12 months, minimum 21 hours per week (open to negotiation)

Salary: Grade 3 (£21,500-25,999)

Closing date: Thursday 24th June, 9am

Job summary

Bookbug and Read, Write, Count are book-gifting programmes funded by Scottish Government and delivered by Scottish Book Trust. Bookbug gives every child in Scotland four free bags of books as babies, toddlers, three and five year olds; Read, Write, Count continues with a further two book bags for all children in P2 and in P3 each year.

This role will manage a new piece of research exploring the impact of the Bookbug and Read, Write, Count book gifting programmes since Bookbug's inception 11 years ago.

The role will also work with the Early Years team to plan, design and implement robust evaluation across their wider activities.

This post sits in the Research and Evaluation team and is line managed by the Research and Evaluation Manager. They will collaborate closely with both the Early Years and School Communities teams.

Key responsibilities

Knowledge, skills and experience

Other information

We are open to this role being worked either full- (35 hours per week) or part-time for a minimum of 21 hours per week. This will be discussed with candidates at interview.

Due to current government guidelines, the Research and Evaluation Co-ordinator will be working from home until further notice. Once normal interaction is resumed, the post-holder will be based at Scottish Book Trust’s offices in central Edinburgh, however the post-holder must be prepared to travel occasionally for work-related duties.

The post will involve working with children, therefore appointment to the post will be conditional upon securing a satisfactory PVG check.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please complete our application form and equal opportunity form (see below for downloads). Only applications submitted using our forms will be accepted.

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