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Job title: School Communities Regional Outreach Coordinator

Contract: Part time (17.5 hours / 2.5 days per week), Fixed term (12 months)

Salary: Grade 3 £22,000 – £26,999 (pro-rata)

Location: The post is based at home and will work within the Highland local authority area

Closing date: Monday 22 August 2022, 10am

Job Summary

The School Communities team delivers a range of programmes that inspire schools, learning professionals, children and young people to engage with reading and writing. Key programmes include Reading Schools, Read, Write, Count, First Minister's Reading Challenge and Authors Live.

The post holder works closely with the School Communities Manager on the administration, development, and delivery of the School Communities Outreach programme in the Highland local authority.

The role involves working closely with individual schools or key stakeholders in Highland Council to identify ways that they can engage with and benefit from our School Communities programmes. They will also deliver professional learning opportunities to a range of audiences, in-person and online via Zoom or Teams, to support the School Communities programmes.

The Regional 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 role also supports the Learning Content Manager to develop and manage online content, such as blogs and social media to ensure maximum participation and impact for the programmes.

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

Other information

The post is based at home and will work within the Highland local authority area. Attendance at Scottish Book Trust offices in Edinburgh will be required from time to time.

A full, clean UK driving licence and access to a vehicle insured for business use is required.

The post-holder must be prepared to undertake travel across Scotland, from time to time travel elsewhere in the UK, including occasional overnight stays.

The post will involve working with young people, therefore appointment will be conditional upon securing Full Disclosure level clearance from Disclosure Scotland.

How to apply

Step 1: Download and complete our application forms

We do not accept CVs. To apply for this role, please complete our application form and equal opportunity form.

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Step 2: Upload your completed forms to our recruitment portal

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  4. When both documents are uploaded, submit your application.

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If you have any difficulties applying or queries regarding this post, you can request support by emailing recruitment@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window).

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