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Vacancy: Reading is Caring Trainer

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Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. Reading is Caring is an established, free course that provides guidance to professional and family carers around adapting their day-to-day practise to create personalised shared reading experiences specifically designed for individuals living with dementia.

Job title: Reading is Caring Trainer

Contract: Fixed term for 12 months, 17.5 / 2.5 days per week

Salary: Grade 3, £23,000 to £28,349 (£11,500 to £14,174.50 pro rata)

Closing date: Wednesday 17 January, midnight

Location: Flexible hybrid working between home and our Edinburgh City Centre office


About the job

Are you a highly experienced trainer? We are looking for someone with a caring, supportive approach to deliver training for our Reading is Caring programme. We would love to hear from you.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to support Scottish Book Trust and our Reading is Caring programme. This programme offers an established, free course delivered by members of Scottish Book Trust’s Reading Communities team. It provides guidance to social care professionals and family/ friends who provide care, supporting them to create personalised, shared reading experiences specifically designed for individuals who are living with dementia.

Scottish Book Trust believes that personalised shared reading is a tool which can help the person with dementia and their carer to maintain their relationship, help the carer to find ways to join their loved one on their unique dementia journey; and, through specifically personalised, tailored shared reading techniques, find some respite from the stress that can be caused by their caring responsibilities.

The Reading is Caring Trainer will deliver a range of Reading is Caring training workshops online and in person to individuals and small groups of people who are caring for those living with dementia. The trainer will assist with ongoing development of the training programme and accompanying support activities and will help inform the marketing of the training to both family care partners and social care professionals.

Key responsibilities

We're looking for people who have:

Please note that the role does not involve direct work with those living with dementia, except in very occasional circumstances.

This role will require travel across Scotland, from time to time. A full, clean UK driving licence and access to a vehicle insured for business use is required.

We encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet all the requirements. If you want to discuss the role prior to applying, please email recruitment@scottishbooktrust.com(this link will open in a new window).

We will work with the successful candidate to put a development plan in place to ensure training needs are met.