Book Purchasing and Publisher Relations Coordinator

London- SW8

£28,814 salary, plus benefits


Book Trust is the largest reading charity in the UK. We work to inspire a love of reading in children because we know that reading can transform lives. Reading for pleasure has a dramatic impact on educational outcomes, well-being 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.


We select and purchase an enormous quantity and variety of books in the course of pursuing our mission and we are looking for a skilled individual to support our Director of Book Publishing and Publisher Relations in this key activity.  


To succeed in this role you will have previous administrative or project coordination experience in a publishing-related context. You will have excellent knowledge of book production and pricing principles and are likely also to have a strong awareness of children's book publishing, including current issues in the industry.


Persuasive, confident and highly motivated, you will be an excellent administrator with great IT skills including the use of databases.


To apply for this role please send your current CV, equal opportunities monitoring form, and a full covering letter explaining your fit with the needs of the role to


Closing date: 09.00am 14th December 2015

Interviews: w/c 4th January 2016



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G8 Battersea Studios

80 Silverthorne Road

London SW8 3HE



Book Trust 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.


Charity no. 313343.
No contact from agencies, please.