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.


Strategy Development & Delivery Lead


We are looking for someone who combines strategic thinking with the ability to get things done at pace, working with people within and outside the organisation to help us take this programme of work forward.

The post holder will play a vital role in translating new ideas into reality. They will help plan and drive our new work, develop new ideas, and support their implementation across the organisation. The role offers the right candidate a great development opportunity: scope to develop skills in a wide range of tasks and work with experts from many different disciplines within our diverse organisation; the opportunity to build a rounded picture of how an organisation makes change happen on the ground; and meaningful cross-functional management experience.

Full details can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification.

To apply for this role, please submit a CV and covering letter to, clearly stating how you meet the criteria in the Person Specification.

If you would like a pre-application chat about the opportunity please drop us a line to schedule a phone-call with Jennie Albone (line manager) or Annie Crombie (Director of Programmes and Partnerships).

Deadline for application: Friday 8th February, 5pm.

Schools Programme and Engagement Manager - Wales

This role is full time and permanent role (we can consider 0.8 FTE).

The Schools Programme and Engagement Manager – Wales is responsible for the successful delivery of a range of BookTrust Cymru's activities, specifically the Pori Drwy Stori programme. Our current schools activity focuses on the Foundation Phase.

The role includes elements of partner and stakeholder engagement, resource development and programme management.

Pori Drwy Stori is an exciting bilingual programme aimed at supporting parents to play an active role in their child's learning and supporting children's literacy, numeracy and oracy skills. It includes a Reception and Nursery strand.

This role is based at our office in Cardiff and has a Wales-wide remit. The postholder will work closely with colleagues in Wales and BookTrust's London office.

What we're looking for:

This is a varied role and you'll bring a range of skills to the post, including strong project management skills, an ability to forward plan and identify future risks, a good eye for assessing what is and isn't working in a project, and great partnership working skills.

You'll have experience of working with external partners to deliver programmes, as well as excellent communication skills, both written and face-to-face. You'll be an excellent presenter and have experience of developing and delivering training.

You'll have experience of developing high quality resources for an external audience and a strong eye for detail. Ideally, you'll have developed bilingual resources.

You'll be enthusiastic, committed and willing to learn and develop!
Pori Drwy Stori is a fully bilingual programme, so you'll have excellent knowledge of written and spoken Welsh. The ability to work to a high standard in both English and Welsh is highly desirable. As a minimum, you'll have a good A-level in Welsh with recent experience of using the language in your work, or you'll have achieved or be working towards the Cymraeg i Oedolion Uwch qualification.

Full details can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification.

To apply for this role, please submit a CV and covering letter to, clearly stating how you meet the criteria in the Person Specification.

Deadline for application: 5pm Monday 21st January 2019

Anticipated First Interview Date: Thursday 31st January 2019

Anticipated Second Interview Date: Thursday 7th February 2019

Rheolwr Rhaglen ac Ymgysylltu Ysgolion – Cymru

Mae'r swydd hon yn llawn amser ac yn barhaol (gallwn ystyried 0.8 FTE).

Y Rheolwr Rhaglen ac Ymgysylltu Ysgolion – Cymru sy'n gyfrifol am gyflawni'n llwyddiannus ystod o weithgareddau BookTrust Cymru, ac yn benodol raglen Pori Drwy Stori. Mae ein gweithgaredd ysgol presennol yn canolbwyntio ar y Cyfnod Sylfaen.

Mae'r rôl yn cynnwys elfennau o ymgysylltu â phartneriaid a rhanddeiliaid, datblygu adnoddau a rheoli rhaglenni.

Mae Pori Drwy Stori yn rhaglen ddwyieithog gyffrous sydd wedi cael ei hanelu at gefnogi rhieni i chwarae rhan hyfyw wrth gefnogi addysg eu plentyn a chefnogi sgiliau llythrennedd, rhifedd a llafaredd plant. Mae'n cynnwys llinyn Derbyn a Meithrin.

Lleolir y swydd hon yn ein swyddfa yng Nghaerdydd ac mae ganddi gyfrifoldeb Cymru gyfan. Bydd deiliad y swydd yn cydweithio'n agos gyda chydweithwyr yng Nghymru ac yn swyddfa BookTrust yn Llundain.

Am beth ydym ni'n chwilio:

Dyma rôl amrywiol, a byddwch chi'n dod ag ystod o sgiliau i'r swydd, gan gynnwys sgiliau rheoli prosiect cryfion, y gallu i gynllunio ymlaen ac adnabod peryglon y dyfodol, llygad dda am asesu'r hyn sy'n gweithio neu ddim yn gweithio mewn prosiect, a sgiliau gweithio mewn partneriaeth rhagorol.

Byddwch chi'n meddu ar brofiad o weithio gyda phartneriaid allanol i gyflawni rhaglenni, yn ogystal â sgiliau cyfathrebu rhagorol, yn ysgrifenedig ac wyneb yn wyneb. Byddwch chi'n gyflwynwr ardderchog a bydd gennych brofiad o ddatblygu a chyflwyno hyfforddiant.

Bydd gennych chi brofiad o ddatblygu adnoddau o safon uchel ar gyfer cynulleidfa allanol, a llygad dda am fanylion. Yn ddelfrydol, byddwch chi wedi datblygu adnoddau dwyieithog.

Byddwch chi'n frwdfrydig, yn ymroddedig ac yn barod i ddysgu a datblygu!

Mae Pori Drwy Stori yn rhaglen hollol ddwyieithog, felly bydd gennych wybodaeth ardderchog o Gymraeg llafar ac ysgrifenedig. Mae gallu gweithio drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg a'r Saesneg i safon uchel yn hynod ddymunol. Fel isafswm, bydd gennych Lefel-A da mewn Cymraeg gyda phrofiad diweddar o ddefnyddio'r iaith yn eich gwaith, neu byddwch wedi cyflawni neu'n gweithio tuag at ennill cymhwyster Cymraeg i Oedolion Uwch.

Gellir gweld manylion llawn yn y Disgrifiad Swydd a Manyleb y Person.

I wneud cais am y swydd hon, a fyddech cystal ag anfon CV a llythyr cefnogi at, gan nodi'n glir sut yr ydych chi'n ateb y meini prawf a nodir ym Manyleb y Person.

Dyddiad cau ar gyfer derbyn ceisiadau: 5pm dydd Llun 21 Ionawr 2019

Dyddiad arfaethedig y cyfweliad cyntaf: dydd Iau 31 Ionawr 2019

Dyddiad arfaethedig yr ail gyfweliad: dydd Iau 7 Chwefror 2019

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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No contact from agencies, please.

Thank you!

A big thank you to everyone who donated to the BookTrust Christmas appeal. With your amazing support, we have reached over 11,500 children who are vulnerable or in care with a festive book parcel, and made them feel special this Christmas.

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