PlayTalkRead Roadshow Campaign Assistant Intern with Working on Wheels

PlayTalkRead (PTR) is a Scottish Government early years campaign, promoting positive interaction with children under three through simple, inexpensive activities (playing, talking and reading). It provides parents and carers with the resources, confidence and knowledge to engage meaningfully with their child.

Location: Edinburgh
£7.85 per hour
Full-time for 3 months with potential for extension
Ideal start: July 2015

The PTR roadshow is delivered from three converted vehicles and visits all 32 Scottish local authorities. The roadshow is managed by Working on Wheels.

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

• Updating and developing research briefs with current contact information for all 32 Scottish Local Authorities
• Contacting local partners to collate information about local services and groups for distribution via the roadshow
• 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
• Producing & distributing materials promoting local services
• Working with partner agencies, providing information to promote the roadshow via social media
• Undertaking general administrative duties associated with the role
• Any other duties as required by the Roadshow Coordinator, General Manager or Director Scotland.

The post holder will be expected to travel throughout Scotland as necessary and expenses will be reimbursed for any travel. Some evening, weekend and overnight work will be expected. Overtime is not paid but additional hours worked will be compensated for by time off in lieu.


The ideal candidate can come from a variety of degree backgrounds, and be able to demonstrate experience of marketing and/or event management. You will have excellent organisational skills and outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

You will have the ability to assimilate information quickly (being able to write clearly, effectively and with accuracy is essential). You can demonstrate your ability to collate and analyse simple statistics. You will have a basic understanding of project evaluation methods, and be able to meet tight deadlines.

You will have a working proficiency of basic IT, including Microsoft Word and Excel to a high standard. You will be able to take initiative and work without supervision.

Desirable (but not essential) criteria are:

• An understanding of national early year’s strategies and working within the third sector
• Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator would be advantageous


Closing date for applications is 2 July 2015, 5pm.

Interviews held either 6 or 7 July 2015.

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. State a. your availability and b. How you meet the requirements of the job specification. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.