Writing Communities Co-ordinator (Live Literature)
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The Live Literature Co-ordinator manages the Live Literature programme. The post uses diplomacy, initiative and efficiency to manage and communicate with writers, schools, libraries and other stakeholders. Working with the Head of Writing Communities, the post co-ordinates and manages the delivery of the Live Literature programme and feeds into its development. The post liaises with a wide range of partners and supports writers of all levels engage with our programmes.
Salary: Grade 3 (£21,000-£24,999)
Duration: Fixed term – 12 months with possible extension to 18 months
Reporting to: Head of Writing Communities
Interview date: Tuesday 21 January
- Liaise with key stakeholders including authors, participants and funders to deliver the programme objectives
- Work closely with the Marketing Team to promote the programme and communicate with participants
- Oversee Live Literature funding applications processes and lead on developing and improving these
- Chair Live Literature panel meetings
- Chair the Live Literature author directory applications process
- Work with Head of Finance to track session usage, allocate funding, and monitor and report on ASN budgets.
- Work with the Writing Communities Co-ordinator to manage the Live Literature administration workload of the Writing Communities Administrator
- Assist with developing and updating relevant policies under supervision from the Head of Writing Communities
- Supporting the fundraising team in reporting to funders
- Ongoing evaluation and development of the programme, working with Evaluation and Research team
- Work with the Head of Writing Communities and the Marketing Team to promote the programme, with an emphasis on reaching underrepresented audiences
- Lead on development of the Live Literature website and author directory and identify gaps in provision
- Key point of contact for the Writing Communities and Live Literature features of the CRM system
Other programme support
- Providing additional support for other programmes as needed, including the What’s Your Story? young writers programme and Writing Communities programmes more generally
- Promoting our programmes and opportunities at networking events and conferences
- Attending Live Literature funded events throughout Scotland for quality and improvement purposes
Knowledge, skills and experience
- Ability to engage confidently with a wide variety of individuals and organisations with using professionalism and diplomacy
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Confident in all areas of IT, including working with databases
- Enthusiastic and committed, with an interest in Scottish writing and a knowledge of funding Scottish literature, schools, libraries and not-for-profit organisations
- Good attention to detail with the ability to manage multiple priorities and work to strict deadlines
- A proven track record of project management
- Excellent administration and organisation skills
- Experience of working in funding or grants
- Experience of working with schools, libraries and not-for-profit organisations
- Experience working with multiple stakeholders
- Experience of working with writers and artists
- Web and social media experience
- Marketing experience
- Able to use initiative as well as support excellent teamwork for achievement of shared objectives
The post is based at Scottish Book Trust’s offices in Edinburgh. Appointment will be conditional on securing basic clearance from Disclosure Scotland.