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Adult Learner Project Administrator

Fixed Term 1 year contract

 

Writer Development Co-ordinator

Fixed Term 1 year contract


 


Adult Learner Project Administrator

Fixed Term 1 year contract

Salary: circa £18,000 per annum (full-time), pro rata for 2 days a week per annum

Job Summary

Scottish Book Trust is the leading charity for the promotion of literature, reading and writing in Scotland.

Scottish Book Trust’s Adult Learner projects create and deliver bespoke literacy support resources to learners and tutors working in the adult literacy network across Scotland. Specific programmes include Skint! and Walk The Walk. Walk The Walk which involved delivering a series of relevant CPD training events throughout Scotland.

The Adult Learner Project Administrator will play a key role in ensuring the successful delivery of the programme by providing reliable and efficient administrative support to the Adult Learner Project Manager.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan viable meeting schedules for the specific projects’ steering groups in collaboration with the Adult Learner Project Manager and update calendars accordingly
  • Provide administrative support to Steering Groups – set and confirm dates, circulate agendas, attend to take minutes where necessary, type up and circulate minutes to group members
  • Collate actions list from steering group minutes for Adult Learner Project Manager and set reminders to check progress
  • Update database and spreadsheets with details of contacts from across the adult learning networks
  • Input data into the funder’s evaluation system (LEAP) on a regular basis and collate other evaluation data as required
  • Monitor and collate information for reports
  • Type up details of educational activities to be included in online support materials
  • Work with the marketing team on design and print of necessary marketing materials to promote projects (posters/flyers/online resources) as required
  • Attend conferences/ discussion forums, network meetings and events as appropriate and feedback when necessary

Training administration:

  • Research and book venues and refreshments for training
  • Send out joining information to training attendees
  • Pull together attendance sheets for training dates and send to trainers 
  • Organise delivery of resources to training venues
  • Organise travel and accommodation where appropriate
  • Update database and spreadsheets with all contact details from those who attend training
  • Keep records on training sessions and project stats up-to-date and accurate
  • Willing to travel throughout Scotland on occasion and to work out of office hours, if required, including very occasional evenings

Skills and Experience

  • An experienced office administrator
  • Excellent communication skills
  • First-rate IT skills including confidence in the use of all Microsoft Office packages
  • Familiarity with databases, information management and minute taking
  • Excellent organisational skills and time management, with the ability to work between multiple priorities
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to self-motivate
  • Interest in literature and adult literacy support work
  • Willing to travel throughout Scotland on occasion and to work out of office hours, if required, including occasional evenings.

To Apply

To apply, please fill out the Scottish Book Trust Application Form in full, along with the Equal Opportunity form, and return them by email to recruitment@scottishbooktrust.com by no later than Monday 13 April 2015 at 5.00pm.

Interviews will be held on Monday 20 April 2015.

Scottish Book Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from disabled people. We will interview all applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. This information is available in large print format on request. If you need assistance with making your application or have any other access needs, please contact us for advice.

Disclosure Scotland

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

 

 

Writer Development Co-ordinator

Fixed Term 1 year contract

Salary: circa £20,000 per annum, five days a week.

Job Summary

Scottish Book Trust is the leading charity for the promotion of literature, reading and writing in Scotland.

The Scottish Book Trust Writer Development Programme supports writers at all stages of their careers with advice, professional development opportunities, bursaries and mentoring.

As the Writer Development Co-ordinator you will work across the whole of the Writer Development programme. You will be expected to work with confidence and efficiency when dealing with writers participating in Scottish Book Trust’s opportunities. Under the supervision of the Head of Writer Development, you will support the delivery of opportunities, events and awards while liaising with a wide range of people.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Setting application deadlines and project dates in discussion with Head of Writer Development.
  • Supporting Writer Development Administrator with application processes.
  • Co-ordinating travel and accommodation for programme participants.
  • Programming and running festival events.
  • Chairing events. 
  • Attending networking events. 
  • Co-ordinating arrangements for panel meetings retreats, events, conferences, festivals and anything else relevant to the programme.
  • Liaising with multiple programme partners. 
  • Keeping programme participants informed about opportunities available to them.
  • Marketing support and raising awareness of the programme.
  • General support for the Head of Writer Development.

Skills and Experience:

  • Proven track record of project management.
  • Event management experience.
  • Excellent administration skills.
  • Experience working with a wide variety of people.
  • Experience working with writers and artists.
  • Web and social media experience.
  • Marketing experience.

 

To Apply

To apply, please fill out the Scottish Book Trust Application Form in full, along with the Equal Opportunity form, and return them by email to recruitment@scottishbooktrust.com by no later than Monday 6 April 2015 at 5.00pm.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 14 April 2015.

Scottish Book Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from disabled people. We will interview all applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. This information is available in large print format on request. If you need assistance with making your application or have any other access needs, please contact us for advice.

Disclosure Scotland

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