Work with BookTrust

BookTrust is the UK's largest reading charity. Each year we reach millions of children across the UK with books, resources and support.

Our books and resources are delivered via health, library, schools and early years practitioners and are supported with guidance to encourage the development of a reading habit. Reading for pleasure has a dramatic impact on educational outcomes, wellbeing and social mobility and is also a huge pleasure in itself. We are committed to starting children on their reading journey and supporting them throughout. 

BookTrust Cymru: Big Welsh Rhyme Time Commissions 2025


We are inviting authors, poets, writers, musicians, performers and children's storytellers to help us create some special new content for Big Welsh Rhyme Time 2025. We are offering up to three commissions of £600 each.

Submission deadline for proposal: 12pm, 13 September 2024
We will aim to inform the successful applicants as soon as possible by 18 September 2024. All work must be complete and submitted to BookTrust Cymru by 13 December 2024.

About Big Welsh Rhyme Time

Big Welsh Rhyme Time is a week-long national celebration of sharing rhymes, poems and songs in the early years. It aims to promote and encourage fun and enjoyable rhyme sharing activity for young children in Wales aged 0-5, in Welsh and English. It supports early communication and literacy skills and inspires creativity.

Big Welsh Rhyme Time 2025 will take place 10-14 February. This year's key message will be 'Rhyming Fun for Everyone'.

You can find out more and learn how to submit a proposal here.

To discuss the project, please contact BookTrust Cymru: [email protected]

BookTrust Cymru: Comisiynau Amser Rhigwm Mawr Cymru 2025


Rydyn ni'n gwahodd awduron, beirdd, ysgrifenwyr, cerddorion a pherfformwyr i'n helpu i greu cynnwys arbennig newydd ar gyfer Amser Rhigwm Mawr Cymru 2025. Rydyn ni'n cynnig hyd at dri chomisiwn o £600 yr un.

Dyddiad cau derbyn cynigion: 12pm, 13 Medi 2024

Byddwn ni'n anelu at roi gwybod i'r ymgeiswyr llwyddiannus cyn gynted â phosib erbyn 18 Medi 2024. Rhaid i bob gwaith fod wedi'i orffen a'i gyflwyno i BookTrust Cymru erbyn 13 Rhagfyr 2024.

Am Amser Rhigwm Mawr Cymru

Mae Amser Rhigwm Mawr Cymru / The Big Welsh Rhyme Time yn ddathliad cenedlaethol wythnos o hyd sy'n dathlu rhannu rhigymau, cerddi a chaneuon yn y blynyddoedd cynnar. Ei nod yw hybu ac annog gweithgareddau rhannu rhigymau hwyliog a phleserus ar gyfer plant ifanc yng Nghymru rhwng 0 a 5 oed, yn Gymraeg a Saesneg. Mae'n cefnogi sgiliau cyfathrebu a llythrennedd cynnar a chreadigrwydd.

Bydd Amser Rhigwm Mawr Cymru 2025 yn digwydd rhwng 10–14 Chwefror. Neges allweddol eleni fydd 'Bwrlwm y Rhigwm i Bawb'.

Gallwch ddarganfod mwy o wybodaeth a dysgu sut i gyflwyno cynnig yma.

I drafod y prosiect, cysylltwch os gwelwch yn dda â BookTrust Cymru: [email protected]

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 [email protected] 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.

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