Scottish Book Trust hires director of Programme

News - Publishing Thursday, 20 September 2018

Rosemary Ward joins next month to lead team delivering schemes including Bookbug and Book Week Scotland

She comes to Scottish Book Trust with over 25 years of educational experience having been a primary teacher, a Quality Improvement Officer and an education director with Bòrd na Gàidhlig, the national development agency. She took over as director of the Gaelic Books Council in 2010.

Rosemary will lead Scottish Book Trust’s programme team; among Scottish Book Trust's best-known Scotland-wide activities are Bookbug, which gifts books to every child at four key age stages, from birth to early primary school; Live Literature which delivers author experiences in classrooms and community settings; schools programmes including the First Minister’s Reading Challenge; and Book Week Scotland, an annual national celebration of books and reading that takes place every November.

Ward said: "I am delighted to be joining Scottish Book Trust and to have the opportunity to manage the strategic development of the charity’s creative programmes. I look forward to working with the various project teams and supporting the delivery of many of the most exciting national initiatives now and in the future." She joins on 8 October.

Marc Lambert, ceo of Scottish Book Trust, said: "We are very much looking forward to Rosemary joining us and helping us reach even more people with our programme work. Rosemary has excellent experience in the creative and education sectors and will play a key role in ensuring Scottish Book Trust continues to engage people of all ages across Scotland and inspire a love of reading and writing."

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