Scottish Library and Information Council
Scottish Library and Information Council

Charity registered in Scotland SC017886

The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) is the independent advisory body to the Scottish Government on library and information services.

Our role is to support and promote the role of library services, including public libraries, school libraries and further and higher education libraries, in the social and economic development of Scotland’s communities. We work with library services to improve the quality of library provision through funding, training and quality assurance frameworks and evaluation tools.


Current vacancies

Top job! Treasurer

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Board meetings alternate between Dundee and Glasgow.
  • Closing 1st October 2019

Appointment Treasurer to the Scottish Library and Information Council

The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) is seeking to appoint a Treasurer to its Board. The appointment is for three years and will run from November 2019.

Information about the Scottish Library and Information Council

SLIC is the independent advisory body to the Scottish Government on library and information related matters. It is a registered charity and an independent company. It is also a membership organisation representing the interests of public, academic, FE College and special interest libraries within Scotland. The organisation has been going through a period of growth, delivering a range of projects and initiatives on behalf of the Scottish Government and partner organisations.

While it is important that all trustees collectively play their part in financial monitoring and decision making, the Board will appoint a Treasurer. The role of the Treasurer, who will be a member of the Board, is to assist and advise the board in overseeing the finances of the organisation. The treasurer will be responsible for:

  1. Controlling and accounting for the organisation’s finances ensuring that the organisation operates within the financial guidelines set out in current legislation.
  2. Ensure that adequate financial and audit controls are in place and that these are subject to regular review.
  3. Identifying and bringing to the attention of the Board any financial risks facing the organisation.
  4. Scrutinise the proposed budget annual budget and advise and guide the Board on it.
  5. Scrutinise and evaluate on a regular basis the cash flow position and bring to the attention of the board any issues.
  6. Ensure that funding received for specific purposes is accounted for separately and kept in restricted or designated funds as appropriate.
  7. Ensure that all income due is received and that all tax benefits are obtained.
  8. Be a counter signatory to any major banking transactions.
  9. Review bookkeeping carried out by staff including ensuring that segregation of duties is in place.
  10. Presenting financial reports, raising issues and answering questions at regular meetings and the AGM.
  11. Liaising with the auditors or financial examiners for the annual review of accounts.

Treasurer Responsibilities

The Board meets four times a year in addition to the AGM. Board members may be required to serve on a sub-committee which would involve a commitment of up to another three days. Board meetings alternate between Dundee and Glasgow. The Treasurer’s role at the Board meeting is to advise the Board on all matters relating to the organisation’s finances, provide reassure that sufficient scrutiny is being undertaken and that all financial processes are being adhered to. The Treasurer leads on the development of the annual report and return to Companies House.

The Board provides strategic direction and oversight. Major policy decisions are made at Board level drawing on information provided by the Chief Executive and senior management team. The decisions of the Board are actioned through the Chief Executive and senior management team of the organisation.

SLIC particularly welcomes expressions of interest from individuals with experience in managing finances. Applications from groups which are currently under-represented including, disabled people and those from black and minority ethnic communities would be particularly welcome.

Please note this appointment is on a voluntary basis.

Further information about SLIC can be found on its website www.scottishlibraries.org

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Top job! Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Board meetings alternate between Dundee and Glasgow.
  • Closing 23rd August 2019

Appointment of Board Members to the Scottish Library and Information Council

The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) is seeking to appoint new members to its Board. The appointments are for three years and will run from November 2019.

Information about the Scottish Library and Information Council

SLIC is the independent advisory body to the Scottish Government on library and information related matters. It is a registered charity and an independent company. It is also a membership organisation representing the interests of public, academic, FE College and special interest libraries within Scotland. The organisation has been going through a period of growth, delivering a range of projects and initiatives on behalf of the Scottish Government and partner organisations.

Board Responsibilities

The Board meets four times a year in addition to the AGM. Board members may be required to serve on a sub-committee which would involve a commitment of up to another three days. Board meetings alternate between Dundee and Glasgow.

The Board provides strategic direction and oversight. Major policy decisions are made at Board level drawing on information provided by the Chief Executive and senior management team. The decisions of the Board are actioned through the Chief Executive and senior management team of the organisation.

Further information about SLIC can be found on its website www.scottishlibraries.org

Please note the appointments are on a voluntary basis.

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