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Location:Edinburgh, City of 

Closing date:26 October 2018 at midnight 

Would you like to be part of the National Library of Scotland’s leadership over the next four years, in the run-up to our centenary in 2025? 

The National Library of Scotland is a reference library with world-class collections. It is also Scotland's largest library and one of the major research libraries in Europe. Our collections range from rare historical documents to online journals, covering every subject. As custodians of around 30 million items held in trust for the people of Scotland, we preserve the memory of the nation.

We are looking for up to four enthusiastic Board members with particular experience in fundraising, widening access, human resources, and finance and resource management to share their expertise. We want the Board also to have a broad geographical representation.

The new appointees will formally take up post from 01 March 2019 for a period of four years. The posts are not remunerated but reasonable travel and subsistence costs will be met. 

If you would like more information about the role, or an informal discussion about it, please contact Jackie Cromarty, Interim Associate Director of External Relations and Governance on 0131 623 3760 or j.cromarty@nls.uk.

Application Information

An application pack and full details on this, and other public appointments, can be downloaded at: http://www.appointed-for-scotland.org/

Closing date: Friday, 26 October 2018

Scottish Ministers are committed to diversity and equality.

We value having people with different points of view and experiences on the Library Board.  We’re hoping to receive applications from a wide range of talented people irrespective of their: religion or belief, gender, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, political belief, relationship status or caring responsibilities.

The public appointments process promotes, demonstrates and upholds equality of opportunity for all applicants.

Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, disabled people, those from black and minority ethnic communities and people aged under 50. 

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.

Application Information

Please apply online.  If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, or in the event that you require a word version of the application form, please contact the Public Appointments Team on (Freephone) 0300 244 1898, by email at PA_Applications_Mailbox@gov.scot, or by writing to the Public Appointments Team, Scottish Government, Area 3F North, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ.

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