Roadshow Campaign Intern with PlayTalkRead

PlayTalkRead (PTR) is a Scottish Government early years campaign promoting positive interaction with under threes from day one through simple, inexpensive activities (playing, talking and reading).

Location: Edinburgh with travel throughout Scotland as necessary 

£ 7.65 per hour. Full-time (35 hours per week) for an initial three months, with possible extension
Immediate start

PTR provides parents and carers with the resources, confidence and knowledge to engage meaningfully with their child. The PTR roadshow is delivered from three converted vehicle and visits all 32 Scottish local authorities, and the roadshow is managed by Working on Wheels.

The successful candidate for this role will be working within the PlayTalkRead team to help ensure the ongoing success of the PTR campaign.

The successful candidate will support the Campaign Coordinator to manage the Working On Wheels element of the PlayTalkRead campaign through:

• Supporting the Campaign Coordinator with logistical planning of the PTR roadshow by following up leads to book local dates and confirm arrangements for PTR roadshow visits
• Sending out pre-publicity regarding the PTR roadshow and wider campaign to local partners
• Contacting local partners to collate information about local services and groups for distribution via the roadshow
• Producing & distributing materials promoting local services
• Working with partner agencies, providing information to promote the roadshow via social media
• Updating research briefs with current contact information for all 32 Scottish Local Authorities
• Undertaking general administrative duties associated with the role
• Any other duties as required by the Roadshow Coordinator, General Manager or Director Scotland.

Some evening, weekend and overnight work will be expected.


The ideal graduate will have a background/experience in marketing and/or events management alongside excellent organisation skills and have a proven track record of being able to meet tight deadlines. You should be proficient in IT, including Microsoft Excel and Word and the use of the Internet and online search engines.

An excellent communicator, you should be able to demonstrate outstanding verbal and written communications skills. The ability to assimilate information quickly; to write clearly, effectively and accurately is essential to this role.

You will have the ability to work take initiative and work without supervision. Previous experience in or understanding of national early year’s strategies and the third sector would be beneficial, though are not essential. Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator would be advantageous.


Closing date for applications is 11 March 2015, 5pm.

Interviews to be held on 13 March 2015

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by 5pm on the closing date. State a. your availability and b. relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.



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