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Top job! Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th July 2019

  • Advertised from 24th June 2019


The National Library of Scotland Foundation (“Foundation”) exists to support and advance the charitable purposes of the National Library of Scotland (“Library”). These include the advancement of arts, heritage and culture and the advancement of education by making grants and providing financial support for projects and activities being carried out by and supported by the National Library of Scotland.

The Board numbers up to seven Trustees, presently there are five. This recruitment process aims to recruit one new Trustee, herein referred to as the first new Trustee. There is an option to recruit one further Trustee should the Board feel that the quality of applicants supports maximising the number of Trustees. Included within the Board are Trustees nominated by the Library; to maintain independence from the Library the number of these Trustees must always be in the minority, presently there are two Library-nominated Trustees.

We do not expect any single Board member to have all the necessary skills and experience. The Board works as a team, including members with complementary skills and backgrounds. In addition we embrace the power of diversity in appointing new Board members. We want the most able individuals in our society to serve on our Board.

A core function of the Foundation is management of its investments. Presently these are split in an approximate ratio of 2:1 between cash deposits and a portfolio of investments managed by Rathbones. A key attribute of the first new Trustee will be knowledge of investment portfolio management.

A Recruitment Pack is available for download below.

Application notes

Thank you for taking the time to consider the role. We look forward to receiving your application by the submission of a supporting statement and CV which can be submitted through the Library Recruitment Website ahead of the closing date of 19 July 2019.

If you would like to discuss the role in greater detail please contact our Business Manager and Company Secretary Tim Gardiner on 07951 269 771 or and we will set up a conversation at a mutually convenient time.