Work with BookTrust

Work with BookTrust

BookTrust is the largest reading charity in the UK. We work to inspire a love of reading in children because we know that reading can transform lives. If you are someone who is committed to starting children on their reading journey and supporting them throughout, we are currently recruiting for the roles below.


Current jobs:


Head of English Regions


£50,000 (including London allowance) or more depending on experience.

London or home-based.
Full time (part time [0.8fte] considered).


Do you have a deep understanding of what is happening in local government and the ability to work across service teams and with local stakeholders, including at the most senior level?  


Can you lead and grow a regional team across a range of functions, including supply chain, customer management, stakeholder relations and, over time, business development, trading and sales?


BookTrust, the UK's largest reading charity, supports every child and young person in England through a unique public/private partnership and the support of the publishing sector.


We work at scale, changing behaviour on the ground across the country through a network of professional partners, getting books and resources to families at key points in children's development and with targeted help for those who need more support.  Our reach and the quality of our messaging is dependent on, and at the same time supports, joint working across health, education, culture and children's services at a local, regional and national level.


At a time of significant change we need to ensure that reading remains relevant to the lives and wellbeing of future generations.  As our Head of English Regions you will maintain and strengthen our delivery by supporting local and regional multi-agency partnerships and liaising with senior stakeholders to find solutions to challenges. You will also identify innovative and more effective ways of working and build a flexible growth model for our regional activity, managing and developing our existing team in line with our ambitions for sustainability, impact and reach.


If you have relevant experience with great personal drive, the gravitas to influence and negotiate with senior stakeholders and an autonomous but collegiate working style we would love to hear from you. To apply for this exciting new role, please send your current full CV, covering letter detailing how you meet the role requirements, and a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to


Closing date: 2nd February 09.00

1st Interview: 8th-9th February.

2nd Interview: 10th February



BookTrust is an equal opportunities employer

We aim to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, colour, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age or disability and that all appointments are made solely on the basis of merit.


In order that our equality policy is effective we carry out regular monitoring of job applicants, and we would therefore ask you to complete the equality monitoring form. This information will be kept centrally within our secure HR department, completely separate from your recruitment application form and will be used for the sole purpose of compiling statistical information. The information will be separated from the application form and will not be given to the selection panel. The completed monitoring form will be destroyed once the information given in it has been collated.


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