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School Communities Co-ordinator (Outreach)

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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 title: School Communities Co-ordinator (Outreach)

Contract type: Full time, permanent

Salary: Grade 3 (£21,500 - £25,999)​

Closing date: Friday 26 February at 10am

Interview date: Tuesday 9 March

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 Coordinator will also develop and manage online content, such as blogs and social media to ensure maximum participation and impact for the programmes.

The Outreach Coordinator 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

Knowledge, skills and experience

Person specification

Other information

The role will work remotely (until Scottish Government guidance allows the re-opening of the office in Edinburgh) using remote login, email/telephone, Zoom (and other comms software and apps) as required, to deliver the tasks and responsibilities in line with programme demands, timelines and deadlines. Some travel across Scotland and overnights stays may also be required.

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