Book Selection and Purchasing Coordinator

  • Job Reference: HKYJM2402/HB
  • Date Posted: 11 February 2021
  • Recruiter: BookTrust
  • Location: Battersea
  • Salary: £25,000 to £27,000
  • Sector: Administration Manager
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Book Selection and Purchasing Co-ordinator

Location: BookTrust, Battersea (home working initially)

Contract: Full time, Permanent

Salary: £25,000 - £27,000 per annum


BookTrust is the largest children’s reading charity. Reaching nearly 3.4 million children each year, we aim to transform lives by getting families and children reading.


We are looking for a highly organised person with strong administrative skills to co-ordinate and support excellent publisher relations and book selection; to facilitate the purchasing of a diverse range of children’s books for our campaigns, book gifting and trading programmes.


The successful candidate will have a genuine enthusiasm for children’s books and children’s book publishing and will work with the Manager to co-ordinate the book selection process. They will maintain and track efficient processes and records for book selection and procurement, including attending publishing events and book launches, and work collaboratively with the team to find the best books for our programmes.


Our benefits include:


- 28 days’ holiday, plus public holidays

- Pension scheme – 7% employer contribution

- 3 x salary life assurance

- Employee Assistance Programme

- Season ticket loan scheme

- Flexible working scheme


Want to join us? Find out more about who we are by visiting our website or selecting the apply button shown.


To apply, please select the button shown to submit your CV and covering letter of no more than two pages. In your cover letter, please outline your suitability in relation to the person specification and answer the following question:


How do you think children and families benefit from establishing a reading habit from birth, and what kind of books do you think would support and encourage this?


Closing date: Wednesday, 24th February 2021 at 09:00


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 underrepresented 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. Contact details can be found by selecting the apply button shown, which will bring you to our website.


BookTrust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The recruitment and selection process reflects our commitment to safeguarding therefore, the suitability of all prospective employees will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment, and pre-employment checks.


This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.


Other organisations may call this role Administrator, Programme Administrator, Administrative Assistant, Project Administrator, Programme Co-ordinator, Book Selection Co-ordinator, Publishing Assistant, Publishing Co-ordinator, or Project Co-ordinator.