Vacancies

Thank you for your interest in joining our team. Scottish Book Trust is committed to promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. For further information, please see the attachments below.

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

 

Current Vacancy:

Website Coordinator

 


 

Website Coordinator

Salary: Grade 3 (£21,000 - £24,999)

Reports to: Website Manager

Minimum 9 months with possible extension to 12 months

 

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, gathering requirements and providing testing and feedback for the new system. In conjunction with the Website Editor, the role also helps to manage and support the existing websites, and to edit and manage content updates.

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

  • Under the supervision of the Website Manager, the postholder will gather organisational and user requirements, and draft and develop detailed briefs for the website and other digital developments
  • Liaise with contractors on website and digital developments and project management
  • Perform acceptance testing for developments, providing detailed feedback to external providers
  • Manage content audits and work with the Website Editor to plan content strategies for new website
  • SEO of website content and structure, including effective transfer of content from existing site to new platform
  • Create user guides and technical documentation for SBT staff
  • Provide administrative and project management support to the Website Manager.
  • Proof, edit, refine and publish content, including blogs, ensuring accuracy and appropriateness
  • Develop status reports to monitor project progress
  • Provide day-to-day support for staff, troubleshooting user issues, referring more complex items to the external support provider as appropriate

 

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Experience in, and understanding of, website design and development
  • Experience of requirements gathering in digital projects, of active involvement in website discovery phases and of developing technical briefs for suppliers
  • Experience of acceptance testing and offering feedback on website development
  • Experience of communication with external stakeholders and suppliers
  • Demonstrable experience of managing and editing content for websites
  • Experience of creating status reports for management, identifying risks and issues
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience of working on website redevelopment projects
  • Experience of working in a marketing, communications and/or charity environment (desirable)
  • Knowledge and experience of using Photoshop (or similar picture editing software)
  • An understanding of the work of Scottish Book Trust and the wider arts/educational charity sector

Person Specification

  • Must be able to work independently and use own initiative
  • Highly organised with the ability to plan and manage changing priorities and drive through completion of tasks to agreed timelines
  • Approachable with a commitment to delivering superior customer service support to internal and external users
  • Skilled at developing and maintaining effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Work well within a small team to deliver shared priorities and goals
  • Ability to collaborate with diverse organisational teams to manage competing priorities and staff expectations
  • Personal resilience and enthusiasm for achieving the charity’s objectives

Other information

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

Appointment will be conditional on securing basic clearance from Disclosure Scotland

 

Deadline for Applications

Monday 4 December, 9 am

Interviews will be held on 12 December

 

How to Apply

Please complete a Scottish Book Trust application form and equal opportunity form and return to recruitment@scottishbooktrust.com.


The following positions are now closed:

Attainment Programmes Outreach Coordinator

Salary: Grade 3 (£21,000 - £24,999)

Reports to: Attainment Programmes Manager

Full-time, permanent

 

Job Summary

The Attainment Programmes team delivers projects arising from 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 Outreach Coordinator post provides support to the First Minister’s Reading Challenge and Read, Write, Count programmes. As an outreach focussed role, the post works closely with teachers, schools, librarians and other key stakeholders (such as Scottish Government and Education Scotland) to maximise participation and impact.

The Outreach Coordinator establishes and maintains relationships with stakeholders, promoting and monitoring participation in the programmes, and carrying out engagement work to inform ongoing programme development.

The role involves extensive travel throughout Scotland presenting to a range of audiences and acting as an advocate for the First Minister’s Reading Challenge and Read, Write, Count programmes.

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 Attainment Programmes team to coordinate and implement the First Minister’s Reading Challenge and Read, Write, Count programmes
  • Take forward recommendations made by the First Minister’s Reading Challenge Advisory Group
  • Maintain existing, and establish new, key contacts within Local Authorities to champion the programmes
  • Use new and existing networks to liaise closely with stakeholders, promoting participation and engagement in the programmes
  • Support the team to create learning resources for parents, pupils and learning professionals
  • Gather evidence of impact and good practice and showcase these effectively, both in-person and online
  • Work with the Head of Attainment Programmes to support both internal and independent evaluations of the programmes
  • Work with other teams within Scottish Book Trust to ensure knowledge, experience and contacts are shared across the organisation to aid effective programme delivery

 

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Experience of outreach work, including confident and effective delivery of presentations, training sessions and workshops
  • An up-to-date knowledge of and interest in education policy in Scotland, particularly literacy policies relating to the primary school sector
  • Experience of dealing directly with a wide range of stakeholders to promote and embed new practices
  • Excellent influencing skills with the ability to enthuse stakeholders to drive participation and engagement
  • Experience of creating learning resources for a range of audiences, including parents, pupils and learning professionals
  • Passionate about children’s and young people’s books, reading, writing and their potential to transform the lives of young people, and the ability to share and drive this enthusiasm in others
  • Confident in the use of IT, including Microsoft Office applications, and experience of managing information and online content, such as blogs and social media
  • 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
  • Ability to work confidently and effectively across different teams
  • A full, clean UK driving licence is required and access to a vehicle is desirable

Other information

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

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

 

Deadline for Applications

Thursday 12 October, 12 pm

Interviews will be held on 3 November

 

How to Apply

Please complete a Scottish Book Trust application form and equal opportunity form and return to recruitment@scottishbooktrust.com.