Current Vacancy: Gaelic Schools Poetry Co-ordinator (Fixed term for 12 months)
Hours: 21 hours per week (days and flexible working are negotiable)
Salary: £22K per annum (Full Time Equivalent)
Annual Leave: 22 days (pro rata on 38 days, including public holidays)
Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Monday 11 July 2022
Interview date: Wednesday, 20 July 2022
We are looking to recruit a Gaelic language specialist to lead on the delivery of poetry resources for schools and learning providers, and to help us to reach out and build sustainable partnerships with education organisations.
You will engage with schools and partners throughout Scotland. An important aspect of the role is the design and production of educational materials that will be made accessible online to teachers. A budget is available to support this activity.
You will be expected to work the equivalent of three full days, Mondays to Fridays. The successful candidate will be able to work from home with pre-agreed visits to the poetry library in Edinburgh for professional development and team building activity.
The post-holder will be line-managed by the Head Librarian. A programme budget will be made available to facilitate external meetings and activities.
You can choose one of three ways to submit your application:
1) Using our online form (link)
2) By emailing us at, firstname.lastname@example.org
(using the email heading ‘Gaelic Schools Poetry Co-ordinator Vacancy’). We accept PDF and Microsoft Word documents.
3) By post to: FREEPOST RTJH-YHUB-GYKB, Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Edinburgh, EH8 8DT
a) Your CV
b) A covering letter (the letter should be no more than two sides of A4) outlining what has motivated you to apply for the role, and your relevant work experience and skills in relation to the job description and criteria.
We request that your submission is made in English. A Gaelic language aptitude test will be incorporated in the interview process.
The deadline for submissions is noon on Monday, 11 July 2022.
At the SPL volunteers are a major resource, making a vital contribution to the achievement of our aims.
Volunteers complement and support rather than replace the roles of paid staff, and we believe our relationship with our volunteers is one of mutual responsibility and commitment. Volunteers contribute to many aspects of our work. In particular, volunteer assistance on Saturdays and during evening events allows us to maintain our current opening hours and host many events more fully than we would otherwise be able to. Event volunteering involves setting up and running a donation bar, selling books, using our website to manage attendance and generally helping out on the night. Saturday volunteering involves shelving, labelling and tidying collection items, helping with enquiries and customer service, and getting the opportunity to help with the SPL podcasts.
The Scottish Poetry Library is an ideal environment in which to gain experience of how a library and an arts organisation works, and we can offer the opportunity to develop new skills or enhance existing ones whilst connecting us with the wider community in our commitment to bringing people and poems together. In exchange for your experience, passion, skills and time-commitment, we offer you the opportunity to strengthen your CV, network, forge friendships and participate in creative activities. We aim for this relationship to be one of mutual value and respect.
We recruit volunteers to assist us on an ongoing basis, based on suitability and relevant skills and experience. Please consider joining our team.
Please contact email@example.com to find out more.
Aig LBA bidh sinn a’ gabhail suim mhòr ann an saor-thagraichean, a chuireas rudan luachmhor ri ar cuid soirbheachais is amasan.
Bidh saor-thagraichean a’ cumail taic ri ar cuid obrach, seach a bhith ri ath-sholarachadh dreuchdan ar luchd-obrach, agus tha sinne den bheachd gu bheil co-dhleastanas is agus co-dhealas rim faicinn san dàimh eadarainn. Bidh saor-thagraichean anns sàs ann an gach seòrsa obrach an-seo. Gu seachd àraid, le taic aig saor-thagraichean, bidh sinn a’ cumail thachartasan tron t-seachdain agus an leabhrlann fhèin fosgailte gach Disathairne, taobh a-staigh ar n-uairean fosgailte ann an dòighean nach b’ urainn às an aonais. Am measg dreuchdan shaor-thagraichean bidh iad a’ cur air dòigh is a’ frithealladh bhàraichean aig tachartasan, a’ reic leabhraichean, a’ cleachdadh ar làraiche-lìn airson rian a chumail air tachartasan le gach seòrsa taice air an oidhche. Gach Disathairne, bidh saor-thagraichean a’ cur leabhraichean air na sgeilpichean, leubailean air na leabhraichean, a’ sgrioblachadh nan cruinneachaidhean, a’ cuideachadh le iarrtasan agus seirbheis don phoblach agus gheibh iad cothrom ar cuideachadh le pod-chraolaidhean LBA, cuideachd.
Chan eil àrainneachd nas fheàrr na th’ aig Leabharlann Bàrdachd na h-Alba airson eòlas a chur air an dòigh a bhios leabharlannan is buidhnean-ealain ag obrachadh, agus tha cothroman ann sgilean fhaotainn is a leasachadh, fhad ‘s a chruthaicheas sinn dàimhean ri coimhearsnachdan gus daoine is dàin a thoirt le chèile. Ann an iomlaid ur cuid eòlais, dealais, sgilean is ùine, bheir sinn dhuibh cothrom ur cunntas-obrach a neartachadh, lìonraidhean a thogail is càirdeas a dhèanamh fhad ‘s a bhios sibh an sàs ann an tachartasan cruthachail. Bidh sinn an dùil gur e seo dàimh a sheallas an luach is am meas a chumas sinn eadarainn.
Bidh sinn a’ fastadh saor-thagraichean gu cunbhalach, a’ measadh co-fhreagairt an cuid sgilean is eòlais. Nach tig sibh an sàs leinn.
Cuiribh fios gu firstname.lastname@example.org airson tuilleadh fiosrachaidh fhaighinn.
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