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School Communities Co-ordinator (Outreach)

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We're looking for a confident person to join our team and deliver exceptional training and support material for learning professionals.

Job title: School Communities Co-ordinator (Outreach)

Contract: Full time (35 hours per week), fixed term (9–12 months)

Salary: £21,500–£25,999 (Grade 3)

Closing date: Friday 21 January, 10am

Job Summary

The post holder works closely with the School Communities Manager (Outreach) on the administration, development, and delivery of the School Communities Outreach programme.

The School Communities team delivers a range of projects that inspire children and young people to engage with reading and writing. This role primarily provides support to projects that address key Scottish Government education priorities, particularly those around raising attainment for all and closing the poverty-related attainment gap. Key programmes for the team include Read, Write, Count, First Minister's Reading Challenge and Reading Schools.

The role involves creating learning materials and delivering professional learning opportunities to a range of audiences online via Zoom or Teams and in person to support the School Communities programmes.

The Outreach Co-ordinator will also develop and manage online content, such as blogs and social media to ensure maximum participation and impact for the programmes.

The Outreach Co-ordinator also establishes, maintains and develops relationships with key stakeholders (teachers, schools, librarians, Scottish Government and Education Scotland) promoting and monitoring participation in the programmes, and carrying out engagement work to inform ongoing programme development.

The post holder will also work alongside the School Communities Team and Scottish Book Trust colleagues to ensure co-ordinated delivery and optimum impact for our school community audiences.

Key Responsibilities

Skills and Experience

Person Specification

Other information

This post is based at Scottish Book Trust offices in Edinburgh – the role will be working remotely during current restrictions, using remote login, email/telephone, Zoom (and other communications software and apps) as required, to deliver the tasks and responsibilities in line with programme demands, timelines and deadlines. Some travel across Scotland and overnight stays may also be required once normal travel is permitted.

Appointment to the post will be conditional upon securing satisfactory Basic Disclosure from Disclosure Scotland.

Applications are now closed. This page is for information only.