Work with BookTrust

BookTrust is the UK's largest children's reading charity. Each year we reach 3.4 million children across the UK with books, resources and support to help develop a love of reading - because we know that reading can transform lives.

Our programmes and campaigns are delivered via health, library, schools, early years and outreach partners.

Please note: Our usual home, unless otherwise specified, is Battersea Studios in London. We are currently a 'work from home' organisation due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. This will be reviewed on an ongoing basis in line with government guidance.

Director of Income

Location: BookTrust, Battersea (home-working initially in line with coronavirus guidelines)
Salary: Circa £80,000 (full-time based). This job offers an option to be either full-time or to work a four-day week (pro-rata c£80,000)

We are looking to appoint a new Director of Income. This role will be a key member of our senior leadership team. You will lead across the full range of the directorate's areas, including fundraising, communications, marketing and digital. We are seeking a change leader with energy and drive and with a strongly collaborative approach and you will be experienced in developing and delivering income, and maximising new growth opportunities.

If you would like to find out more about this role and application process, please visit:

Closing date: Sunday, 28 February 2021 at 23:59


Salary: Unremunerated
Hours: Part time

We are now seeking several new Trustees to join a strong Board and contribute to the strategic development and further success of BookTrust. It is an exciting time to join our organisation as we move forward on our ‘good to excellent’ journey. The successful candidates will be passionate about BookTrust’s mission and will bring experience of organisational change to support and guide us through this critical period.

We are particularly interested to engage with individuals with experience in the following areas: finance, digital, marketing, behaviour change or social innovation, early years (families and children aged 0-5), organisational development, and arts and culture. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our Board, particularly in terms of the representation of individuals from BAME backgrounds and in ensuring BookTrust’s national reach is underpinned with appropriate regional representation. Prior experience as a non-executive is welcome but not essential.

For further information and details of how to apply please visit quoting reference 4957.

Closing date: Thursday, 11 March 2021 at 08:30 GMT

Our commitment to diversity and inclusivity

We aim to provide an inclusive recruitment process and actively welcome applications from diverse talent pools: BAME candidates, candidates with disabilities and long-term conditions and candidates from under-represented communities.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and want to ensure we have an accessible application process for all candidates. If you need any reasonable adjustments or would like us to do anything differently during the application process, please contact our HR team on or 020 7801 8855/8856 to discuss your requirements further.

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.

BookTrust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The recruitment and selection process reflect our commitment to safeguarding, therefore the suitability of all prospective employees will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment, with pre-employment checks.

Charity no. 313343.
No contact from agencies, please.

Thank you!

A big thank you to everyone who donated to the BookTrust Christmas appeal, with your generous support, we have sent surprise book gifts to 14,250 children who are vulnerable or in care in the run-up to Christmas. Your gift helped the children feel special during the festive period.

Help more children in 2021 with books and reading support by becoming a BookTrust Friend.

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