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

Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Meetings held in Glasgow & Dundee
  • Closing 15th July 2022

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, Further Education, Health and special interest libraries within Scotland.

Board Responsibilities

The Board meets three times a year in addition to the AGM. Board members are expected to serve on a sub-committee which would involve a commitment of up to another three days. Board meetings have been online and in person in recent times.

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.

As Board members will be directors of the organisation applicants must:

• be at least 16 years old

• not be an undischarged bankrupt

• not be a disqualified director

Further information about SLIC can be found at scottishlibraries.org

The SLIC Board Information Pack which can be downloaded below also contains more details about the role of Board Members.

Please note the appointments are on a voluntary basis however reasonable out of pocket expenses will be paid.

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Appointment of Board Members to the Scottish Library and Information Council

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Board meetings alternate between Dundee and Glasgow
  • Closing 30th July 2021

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 2021.

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 are expected 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.

As Board members will be directors of the organisation applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old
  • not be an undischarged bankrupt
  • not be a disqualified director

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

Please note the appointments are on a voluntary basis however reasonable out of pocket expenses will be paid.

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Treasurer

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th December 2021

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 January 2022.

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.

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

Please note this appointment is on a voluntary basis.

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Project Delivery Officer- Lend and Mend Hubs in Public Libraries

  • Full time
  • £30,300
  • office based in central Glasgow & we are also set up for a range of flexible working options including home working. Travel across Scotland (including the Islands) to all hubs will form part of this role.
  • Closing 24th June 2022

SLIC are seeking a talented and vibrant project delivery officer to support the roll out of an exciting new network of ‘Lend and Mend’ hubs across Scotland’s public library sector. The new project funded by ‘The John Lewis Partnership £1 Million Circular Future Fund’ will see the creation of up to 10 spaces across the country, a dedicated education programme to upskill communities in sustainable consumption, and the development of a lending collection of seldom used household items to support the sharing economy. The project aligns with the vision set out in Forward: Scotland’s Public Library Strategy 2021-2025. More information about the fund and project can be found here: circularfuturefund.co.uk/winners

The ideal candidate will have a track record of delivering projects, a passion for helping communities to live more sustainable lives, and knowledge of public service delivery in Scotland. The role will allow the successful candidate to be actively involved in the design and delivery of the network of hubs and in the creation of a toolkit to expand on the learning from the project across Scotland and beyond, contributing to a lasting legacy. We would welcome applications from a broad range of sectors and experiences including: Education, Science, Sustainability, Public & Third sector service delivery. A full job description and person specification is also provided.

This is a full time, fixed term post for 1 year. The post will be hybrid with a combination of home working and in person collaboration. Travel across Scotland to hub locations will be expected- all travel expenses to these locations will be covered.

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