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If you have any queries, please contact recruitment@scottishbooktrust.com, or call Laura on 0131 524 0160


We are currently recruiting for:

Website Co-ordinator

Schools Events Administrator


The following positions are now closed for applications:

Early Years Digital Projects Manager



Website Co-ordinator

Salary: Grade 3: £21,000 – 24,999 (1 year fixed-term)

Reporting to: Website Manager

Job Summary

The Website Co-ordinator supports the Website Manager in the management, development and administration of Scottish Book Trust’s websites: scottishbooktrust.com, thestoryis.co.uk and readingchallenge.scot.

The role will play a key part in the introduction of a new website for Scottish Book Trust, co-ordinating elements of the development projects, liaising with internal and external stakeholders and providing testing and feedback for the new system. The role also helps to manage and support the existing websites, and to edit and manage content updates in conjunction with the Website Editor.

The Website Co-ordinator is part of the Marketing and Communications team and works in collaboration with all programme teams across the charity.

Key responsibilities

  • Working closely with the Website Manager, Database Development Co-ordinator, and other relevant staff, developing and updating detailed briefs for website, CRM and digital developments
  • Liaise with contractors on website and digital developments and project management
  • Acceptance testing for developments, providing detailed feedback to external providers
  • Creating user guides and technical documentation for SBT staff 
  • Provide day-to-day support for staff, troubleshooting user issues, referring more complex items to the external support provider as appropriate
  • Administrative and project management support for the Website Manager
  • Working with the Website Editor to manage website and content priorities
  • Create, edit and manage web content, including blogs
  • Proofing, editing, refining and publishing content to ensure accuracy 
  • Monitoring and updating website budget
  • Developing status reports to monitor project progress

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Experience and understanding of website and database design and development
  • Experience of acceptance testing and offering technical feedback on website and software development
  • Experience of project management and communication with external stakeholders
  • Demonstrable experience of creating and editing content for websites
  • Ability to work well within a small team to deliver shared priorities and goals
  • Ability to work across organisational teams, manage competing priorities and staff expectations effectively
  • Experience of creating status reports for management, identifying risks and issues
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Strong problem-solving and organisational skills
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Experience of monitoring a budget 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Experience of working on large website redevelopment projects
  • Experience of working in a marketing, communications and/or charity environment (desirable)
  • Knowledge of Drupal CMS (desirable)
  • Knowledge and experience of using HTML, CSS and Photoshop (or similar picture editing software)
  • Enthusiasm for and understanding of the aims and work of Scottish Book Trust and the wider arts/educational charity sector

The post is based at Scottish Book Trust’s offices in Edinburgh.

Appointment will be conditional on securing clearance from Disclosure Scotland


Deadline for Applications

Monday 24 April 2017, 9am

Interviews will be held on 16 May


How to Apply

To apply for this post please complete a Scottish Book Trust Application Form along with the Equal Opportunities form and email them to recruitment@scottishbooktrust.com  

For further information, please contact recruitment@scottishbooktrust.com, or call 0131 524 0160




Schools Events Administrator

Salary: Grade 2: £18,500-£20,999 (Plus additional £500 touring allowance)  (Temporary Contract 7-10 months maternity cover)
Reports to: Schools Events Manager

Job Summary

The Schools Programme team delivers a range of projects which encourage children and young people to engage with reading and writing, including the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour, Single Events Programme, the Bookbug Picture Book Prize, Scottish Teenage Book Prize, Significant Contribution Award and Authors Live – a series of world class children’s author and illustrator events, live-screened to schools and libraries - as well as creating high quality learning resources and CPD for learning professionals.
The Schools Events Administrator supports the Schools team in the delivery of the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour and the Single Events Programme. The Schools Events Administrator co-ordinates and delivers tours and events, provides comprehensive support to the Schools Events Manager, as well as some general administrative support across the Schools programme.


  • To plan and administer all tour and event logistics
  • To carry out pre- and post-event communications, including recording and collating statistics and reports to sponsors, authors and publishers (key partners)
  • To organise book sales for events – placing orders and returning stock post-event
  • To coordinate content (including video) for the touring and events section of the SBT website, ensuring it is current and of interest to appropriate audiences groups, including identifying new areas of content to be developed, working with the Schools Outreach Coordinator, the Schools Resources Developer and the marketing team
  • To organise content for the sponsor’s community section of their websites and social media outlets pre and during tours 
  • Jointly with the rest of the Schools team, maintain Scottish Book Trust’s presences on various social networking sites
  • To assist with staffing of children’s book events and tours (approximately 8 tours a year, each of which require working away from home for between approximately six and seven days)
  • To attend and staff events where appropriate, acting as an ambassador for Scottish Book Trust
  • To work with learning professionals around each tour/event on the creation of learning content to be showcased on the Scottish Book Trust website
  • Assist with administration of the Bookbug Picture Book Prize and Scottish Teenage Book Prize as appropriate
  • To drive the SBT van to support the SBT touring and events programme 
  • Participate in organisation-wide activities around developing and planning the strategic direction of SBT’s programmes and other related work

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Events planning and management
  • Highly competent and efficient administration skills and experience
  • Flexibility, enthusiasm and creative problem solving
  • Experience of prioritising and managing multiple priorities and projects
  • Excellent IT skills including Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint and some knowledge of web 2.0 technologies
  • Competent and experienced driver with full, clean UK driving licence
  • Passion for contemporary children’s and young adult literature

The post requires appropriate clearance from PVG/Disclosure Scotland.
The Schools Events Administrator will be based at Scottish Book Trust’s offices in Edinburgh, however the post-holder must be prepared to travel extensively for work-related duties.


Deadline for Applications

Monday 24 April 2017, 5pm

Interviews will be held Tuesday 2 May


How to Apply

To apply for this post please complete a Scottish Book Trust Application Form along with the Equal Opportunities form and email them to recruitment@scottishbooktrust.com  

For further information, please contact recruitment@scottishbooktrust.com, or call 0131 524 0160



The Following Positions are Now Closed



Early Years Digital Projects Manager

2 year fixed term position
Salary: Grade 4 (£25,000 - £27,999)

Job Summary

Scottish Book Trust’s Early Years programme delivers Bookbug, Scotland’s national book gifting programme, providing a free, high quality, book bag for every baby, toddler, three-year-old and primary 1 child in the country. Bookbug training is delivered on a national scale, enabling practitioners to deliver public Bookbug Sessions and to work in a targeted way with families who need the most support to access the benefits of book sharing and singing.

This post will work closely with other members of the Early Years and Marketing teams to research and develop a brand new digital strand for the programme. This will focus on:

  • Developing a digital app or resource for parents to encourage them to do more reading, rhymes and songs with their children on a daily basis, particularly targeting those with no/low basic digital skills. 
  • Developing a digital app or resource for the early years workforce to help embed Bookbug in their practice. 
  • Scoping further digital development within the Bookbug programme and contributing to digital strategy for Bookbug.

The post requires significant experience of project management, managing contracts to deliver milestones and meeting deadlines, stakeholder relationship building, event planning and delivery, as well as an excellent knowledge and understanding of digital technology and access policy in Scotland.

The Early Years Digital Projects Manager is part of the Early Years team and is line managed in the initial stages by the Head of Early Years.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conducting and managing the initial research and development phase, and drafting a risk assessment
  • Setting up a blog or other systems for recording and sharing learning 
  • Creating and maintaining a detailed project plan
  • Assessing additional funding requirements for discussion with Head of Early Years
  • Providing regular progress updates to Head of Early Years and funding partners
  • Liaising with Scottish Book Trust’s marketing team to ensure cohesion with wider digital developments 
  • Working with the Scottish Government to identify and recruit a digital agency for collaboration and product development
  • Setting up and servicing a parental and practitioner working group
  • Creating tools (e.g. surveys or focus groups) for wider consultation
  • Co-ordinating the user-led development phase 
  • Writing detailed design briefs for digital developers
  • Co-ordinating user testing
  • Establishing processes for ongoing maintenance of digital products
  • Supporting Early Year Programme Development Manager to integrate digital products into training and other aspects of the Bookbug programme
  • Organising launch event/s for the digital products
  • Monitoring progress and fixes
  • Co-ordinating evaluation of project 
  • Representing the Bookbug programme and deputising for other members of the Early Years team, as and when appropriate, at conferences, network meetings and events

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Significant experience of project management, delivery and reporting
  • Event planning experience
  • Experience of building relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and suppliers
  • Extensive up-to-date knowledge of and interest digital policy and practice in Scotland
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent IT and digital social networking skills including confidence in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Office, Publisher and familiarity with databases and information management
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to work with multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Experience of evaluation processes
  • Experience of budget management
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to self-motivate

The Early Years Digital Projects Manager is based at Scottish Book Trust’s offices in central Edinburgh, however the post-holder must be prepared to travel occasionally for work-related duties.

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

Deadline for Applications

Thursday 13 April 2017, 5pm

Interviews will be held 27 and 28 April



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