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Applications for the following position(s) have now closed:

 

Attainment Programmes Outreach Co-ordinator

Applications for this position have now closed

Salary: Grade 3 (£21,000 - £24,999 per annum - full time)
Reports to: Attainment Programmes Assistant Manager


Job summary

The Attainment Programmes team delivers a number of projects which address key Scottish Government education priorities, particularly those around raising attainment for all and closing the poverty-related attainment gap. Key programmes for the team are Read, Write, Count and the First Minister’s Reading Challenge.

This post will primarily provide support for the First Minister’s Reading Challenge programme. It is an outreach role which involves working closely with teachers, schools, librarians and other key stakeholders (such as Scottish Government and Education Scotland) to maximise participation and impact.

The Outreach Coordinator will take a lead role in establishing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders, promoting and monitoring participation in the programme and carrying out engagement to inform ongoing programme development.

The role demands experience of working effectively with stakeholders such as schools, teachers and librarians and an understanding of how to support effective participation in national projects.

Key responsibilities

  • Work with the Head of Attainment Programmes and the Attainment Programmes Assistant Manager to coordinate and plan the implementation of the Reading Challenge
  • Take forward recommendations made by the Reading Challenge Advisory Panel
  • Establish key contacts to embed the Reading Challenge within Local Authorities
  • Use new and existing networks to liaise closely with stakeholders, promoting participation and engagement in the Reading Challenge
  • Gather evidence of impact and good practice and showcase these effectively
  • Work with the Head of Attainment Programmes to support an independent evaluation of the programme
  • Work with Scottish Book Trust’s Marketing Team to develop print and online materials and to coordinate promotion, communications and engagement activity
  • Work with Scottish Book Trust’s Schools Resource Developer to develop CLPL materials and deliver training sessions for teachers and librarians to support participation and engagement
  • Coordinate the production and distribution of programme materials to schools and libraries
  • Contribute to other areas of the work of the Attainment Programmes team as required


Knowledge, skills and experience

Essential

  • Experience of outreach work, including delivering presentations, training sessions and workshops
  • Experience of dealing directly with a wide range of stakeholders to promote and embed new practices
  • Exceptional organisational, planning and time management skills with the ability to organise own workload, manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent influencing skills
  • Ability to work confidently and effectively across different teams
  • Confident in the use of IT, including Microsoft Office applications, and familiarity with databases and information management
  • An up-to-date knowledge of and interest in education policy in Scotland, particularly literacy policies relating to the primary sector

Desirable

  • Experience of developing engaging print and online content (particularly audio-visual content) 
  • Experience of monitoring and reporting on budgets
  • Knowledge of evaluation methodologies and processes

Other information

This post is based in Scottish Book Trust’s offices in central Edinburgh but will require frequent travel across Scotland, including occasional overnight stays.

A full, clean UK driving licence is required and access to a vehicle is desirable.

Appointment to the post will be conditional upon securing satisfactory Basic Disclosure from Disclosure Scotland.

 

Attainment Programmes Administrator

Applications for this position have now closed

Salary: Grade 2 (£18,500 – £20,999 per annum - full time)

Reporting to: Head of Attainment Programmes

Job summary

The Attainment Programmes team delivers a number of projects which address key Scottish Government education priorities, particularly those around raising attainment for all and closing the poverty-related attainment gap. Key programmes for the team are Read, Write, Count and the First Minister’s Reading Challenge.

The Attainment Programmes Administrator will provide reliable and efficient administration to support the smooth-running of the Attainment Programmes team’s work, with a particular focus on the First Minister’s Reading Challenge.

A key aspect of the role will be providing administrative and secretarial support to the Reading Challenge Advisory Panel and contributing to the successful operation of the Reading Challenge programme across primary schools in Scotland.

The post holder will also provide administrative and operational support to the Attainment Programmes Assistant Manager in delivering the Read, Write, Count programme.

Key responsibilities

  • Support the Attainment Programmes team in the administration, logistics and communications involved in programme delivery
  • Carry out administrative tasks to support the work of the Reading Challenge Advisory Panel, including working closely with the Chair to organise meetings, make travel arrangements for panel members, organise agendas and papers for meetings and take minutes
  • Plan and organise distribution of materials to schools and local authorities, liaising with suppliers and distributors and resolving any logistical issues
  • Organise a national programme of events and CLPL and provide administrative support to other team members when delivering training or workshops across the country
  • Deal with email and telephone enquiries about the Attainment Programmes team’s work, ensuring queries are passed to the appropriate members of staff and actioned in a timely manner
  • Work with members of the Attainment Programmes team and other SBT teams on specific pieces of work related to the programmes as required


Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Substantial administrative experience, including servicing committees
  • Excellent organisational skills and time management, with the ability to work flexibly to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • High level of IT skills including Microsoft Office
  • Event management experience
  • Familiarity with databases and information management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in dealing with stakeholders (particularly schools and library services) and members of the public, dealing with any issues in a timely manner and escalating issues where necessary
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to self-motivate

Other Information

The Attainment Programmes Administrator will be based at Scottish Book Trust’s offices in central Edinburgh, however the post holder must be prepared to travel occasionally for work-related duties.

Appointment to the post will be conditional upon securing satisfactory Basic Disclosure from Disclosure Scotland.