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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.

Press Officer

Contract: Fixed term (9 months)
Salary: £31,037 - £33,649 per annum pro rata

We are looking for an organised and enthusiastic Press Officer to create a buzz around BookTrust in national, regional and trade media, positioning us as the go-to organisation for anything involving children's reading. Reporting to the Press Manager, you will support the delivery of BookTrust's media strategy.

The successful candidate will have significant experience as a Press Officer either in-house or at an agency as well as strong journalist contacts. This is an excellent opportunity to join a small, friendly, passionate team and really make an impact.

To apply, please email your CV, covering letter and completed equality monitoring form to

Closing date: Monday, 27th May 2019 23:59
Interview dates: TBC

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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.

BookTrust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

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

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