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Craigmillar Literacy Trust – Creating and Learning Together Project

Literacy Programme Co-ordinator – Part Time (initial fixed term contract for 6 months with possible extension)

Hours: 18 hours a week

Salary: £ 21459 - £26892 pro-rata

Craigmillar Literacy Trust promotes literacy and reading for all in Craigmillar through the Craigmillar Books for Babies project and the annual Craigmillar Book Festival.  The Creating and Learning Together project is developing year round reading, writing and learning opportunities in Craigmillar, through programmes and events for children aged 4+, young people and families, working closely with partners.

The Literacy Programme Coordinator will have direct responsibility for planning and delivering the project including the Craigmillar Book Festival, Creative Residencies, My Own Book scheme and related activities. Relevant experience and excellent skills in working directly with children and young people are essential. You will have good planning and implementation abilities, be self-motivated and able to work well as part of a team and with partners. You will also have skills in evaluating programmes and making funding applications.

To apply, download attached information and application form. 

Job Information - Literacy Programmes Co-ordinator

Job Description - Literacy Programmes Co-ordinator

Person Specification - Literacy Programmes Co-ordinator

Application Form - Literacy Programmes Co-ordinator

Please e-mail your completed application to Sylvia Gorman, Company Secretary, Craigmillar Literacy Trust at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or post to the address below.

Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 14th July 2017. 

It is intended that interviews will take place as soon as possible before the end of July.

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Craigmillar Literacy Trust is a well-established charity working in Edinburgh’s Craigmillar community to advance education, lifelong learning and life chances for all. Our current work has a strong focus on delivering literacy, book and reading programmes with children and young people and families through the Craigmillar Books for Babies project, an annual Craigmillar Book Festival, creative residencies and book gifting schemes.

With retirals this year, we are seeking to appoint a voluntary Chair to lead the Board of Craigmillar Literacy Trust and oversee the strategic direction of the organisation.  We also wish to recruit a voluntary Treasurer to manage the Trust’s finances and ensure its financial stability. Together with these roles we are looking to appoint new voluntary Board Members with suitable skills, knowledge and expertise, particularly in the areas of HR, fundraising and finance.

We want to foster diversity on our Board and welcome applications from people working and living in the Craigmillar community.

Person specifications and further details for the posts can be found at:

Information for Recruitment to CLT Board

Board Member - Role Specification

Chair - Board Member - Role Specification

Treasurer - Board Member - Role Specification

Please apply in writing outlining your areas of knowledge and expertise to the Company Secretary email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date for applications:  Friday 7th July 2017

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As part of  Small Charity Week Local Giving are operating a Match Fund.

Any donations made to Craigmillar Literacy Trust on Thursday 22nd June will be doubled.

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Castlebrae Community High School
2a Greendykes Road
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
EH16 4DP

Registered Charity No.: SC027495
Company No.: 182226


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