For details of vacancies at the National Library of Scotland, visit our external recruitment site.
If you have difficulty applying for a Library vacancy on the Engage recruitment site, please email email@example.com or phone Human Resources on 0131 623 3700. We will be happy to provide the application form in a different format.
The job description and person specification sums up the job and describes what we are looking for. The written statement is the most important piece of evidence you will provide. We use the statement to reach a decision on whether you are likely to be able to do the job. Usually this is based on the evidence you provide of what you have done in the past.
Make sure the examples you provide are clear, specific and relevant to the job you are applying for. How you complete the written statement will give us an idea of how you communicate, your skills, and what you enjoy about your work.
If you are selected for interview at the Library, come prepared to talk about your past experience and how it relates to the job you are applying for. Our questions will usually relate directly to the job description and we’ll ask you to tell us about a time when you displayed some of the characteristics we are looking for.
Good evidence will usually include an example of what you did in a particular situation and how your action had a positive impact on service users, your team and / or the organisation you were working for.
For information about how the Library holds and uses personal data for the purposes of employment, volunteering and applications to work with the Library, see our privacy page, in particular our employment privacy notice.