New Board members sought for Scotland's National Library
The National Library of Scotland is looking to complete recruitment to its board of management by appointing up to five new members who will help shape the future of one of Scotland's premier cultural institutions.
This is a unique opportunity open to individuals who have the skills to help the Library achieve its objectives. Board members are responsible for determining the strategies, policies and priorities for the Library as it seeks to make the knowledge and information held within its world-class collections as widely available as possible.
The Library recruited seven new Board members last year and is now looking to add up to five more members to fill the remaining positions. Candidates should have experience of at least one of the following — library development; finance, audit and risk; human resources and organisational development; and capital project delivery and estates management.
Board members should be able to contribute to the Library's future vision and strategic direction, to analyse and challenge information and proposals constructively, to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders in one-to-one and group situations using excellent interpersonal skills, and to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of effective corporate governance and public accountability. The posts are not paid but travel and subsistence costs will be met.
The closing date for applications is Friday 14 November 2014. An application pack and full details can be found at the Public Appointments website. Information is also available on the Library website.
The Library's collections span the centuries from early times to the digital age, housing millions of books, manuscripts, music and maps covering virtually every subject. Through these collections, NLS charts the global and historical influence of Scots at home and abroad, while also recording and reflecting the ideas and cultures of the world. It exists to advance universal access to knowledge about Scotland and in Scotland. It employs 300 people and has a current annual budget of £17.5 million.
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24 October 2014