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.


Finance Manager

London, Battersea
Permanent contract
Salary: 
£40,000-£42,000 plus benefits

The purpose of the role is to ensure that BookTrust’s financial processes and reporting cycle are robust, accurate, meet the needs of the organisation, and are embedded effectively within the business planning processes of functional teams.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Financial Management
  • Business Partnering
  • Financial system and process improvement
  • Team management

To apply for this position email your CV, covering letter and completed equality monitoring form to recruitment@booktrust.org.uk.

Closing date: Sunday 22 September 2019, midnight.

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Head of Campaigns and Communications

London, Battersea
Permanent contract
Salary: 
£55,000

This new role of Head of Campaigns and Communications will offer huge scope and potential. It has been created to revitalise and drive behaviour change campaigns and strategic communications, using insight and evidence to engage families, as well our wide and diverse stakeholder groups. Your knowledge of campaigning and communications will help us convince families of the importance of reading, whilst making it fun, accessible and aspirational. You’ll also help to ensure that our stakeholders value what we do.

You will have deep experience of designing and delivering large-scale behaviour change campaigns and of leading strategic communications. Working with colleagues in marketing, digital, programme design and books, you will be collegiate, innovative, data led and strategic whilst knowing that details can change everything. You'll use data and insight to devise campaigns, working through teams and agencies, and you’ll have a real grip on how to engage, excite and inform families and stakeholders. You will be an experienced strategic problem solver; with a broad knowledge and understanding of campaigning and all communication channels, you will thrive in a fast-moving, evolving and multi-disciplinary context.

Your background could be in government, an NDPB, charity, consultancy, or beyond – we’re open minded – as long as you’re ambitious to extend and deepen the impact of our work, help build BookTrust’s reputation and influence, and lead a highly effective communications function.

If you want to be a key catalyst for behaviour change and support our mission to get more children and families reading across the UK, then please get in touch with our advising consultants:

Emma Harvey – 07702 678653 or emma@peridotpartners.co.uk  
Lucy Mavers – 07947 935068 or lucy@peridotpartners.co.uk  

For further information please visit: www.peridotpartners.co.uk/jobs/booktrust-head-of-campaigns/

Closing date: Monday 14th October 2019, 9am


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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