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Jobs: Children's Programme Co-ordinator

Date Posted:

(30 April 2012)

The Scottish Book Trust seek a Children’s Programme Co-ordinator

Salary: £19,000 Full-time

The post is for a fixed term until the end of June 2013.

Reporting to: Children’s Programme Manager

The Children’s Programme Co-ordinator will support the Children’s Programme Manager in the development, management and delivery of the unique SBT children’s programme.
Person Specification

You will be flexible, inventive and energetic as well as an efficient and competent administrator. Excellent computer skills, familiarity with web 2.0 technologies and an enthusiasm for remaining abreast of contemporary children’s fiction are essential.

This is your opportunity to make a vital contribution to the growth of Scottish Book Trust’s highly successful children’s programme and to develop project and event management skills.
Key Responsibilities

    Assist with the planning and co-ordinate the delivery of all aspects of the Scottish Children’s Book Awards and affiliated projects
    Assist with the delivery of the Authors Live Programme
    Assist in the development, management and delivery of  Scottish Book Trust’s children’s programme
    Assist with marketing of the programme, including management of print production, mail outs and distribution
    Assist with website maintenance of the Scottish Book Trust website as well as related sites
    Jointly with the rest of the children’s team, maintain Scottish Book Trust’s presences on various social networking sites
    Attend events where appropriate acting as an ambassador for Scottish Book Trust
    Assist with the monitoring and evaluation of the children’s programme
    Work with other teams within SBT as required to co-ordinate any children’s programme input
    Other duties as required


    Experience of project and event management
    Substantial administrative experience
    A high level of I.T. literacy (web 2.0, Microsoft Office, database entry)
    Ability to manage multiple priorities and work to strict deadlines
    Demonstrable experience of marketing elements of event management – ie print production, co-ordinating mailouts/distribution and co-ordinating  bookings and participation
    Excellent communication skills
    Ability to work well as part of a team
    Ability to travel throughout Scotland
    Knowledge of books, reading and writing and their context in Scotland

The job description also includes any other duties which may be incidental to the above duties but which are necessary to meet the demands of the employer and Scottish Book Trust business.

Appointment will be conditional on securing clearance from PVG/Disclosure Scotland.

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.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this position, please email your CV and a covering letter, telling us why you are suited to the role and detailing how your skills and experience fulfil the job description, to

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 14th May 2012

Interviews will take place on 31st May 2012