Location: This post is based in our London HQ, with significant flexibility and potential for home-working, in addition to a requirement for some UK travel for face-to-face meetings. BookTrust is currently a fully remote-working organisation due to the pandemic, with working arrangements under regular review.
Contract: Full time, permanent
Salary: Starting salary £36,500-£40,000
The successful candidate will work with our 151 'top tier' local authority partners in England, delivering BookTrust's offer of books and resources and support for practitioners. They will manage the flow of information between the Relationships Management team and our external partners, as well as the flow of information between teams within BookTrust. They will work to support new strategy developments and programmes.
This is a cross-cutting role, partially based at our London HQ, and sitting within our regionally-based team of BookTrust Relationship Managers for England. Developing, implementing and supporting change to systems and processes will be key in the success of this role in the future; the role in itself is expected to change and evolve over time. The ability to work independently on developments and across other aspects of the role is key.
We are looking for a confident, experienced manager with excellent communication skills; someone that gets job satisfaction from problem-solving and improving systems and processes. Someone with experience at working through and delivering change. A strong leader and supportive team member who is persuasive, determined, and exceedingly well organised, with first class attention to detail.
The successful candidate will work collaboratively in line with organisational behaviours and be confident in leading projects and motivating team members to deliver results. They will be able to write clearly and accurately as well as work with, analyse and communicate through data. They will also be stimulated by working as part of the varied and diverse team at BookTrust, and will show strong evidence of business support skills. And they will be motivated by contributing to the work that BookTrust does.
To apply, please go to our website.
You will need to submit your CV and cover letter. In your cover letter, please outline your suitability in relation to the person specification and answer the following question:
Please provide an example of a time when you have led on a change of process within an organisation preferably but not confined to management of information and data - what was important and how did you go about it?
Closing date: Friday, 16 April 2021 at 5pm
Interview dates: April/ May 2021
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 to discuss your requirements further. Contact details can be found on our website.
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.