This vacancy has now closed


  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th October 2020

  • Advertised from 11th September 2020


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 comprises up to seven Trustees; presently there are seven trustees, three of which are due to retire by early 2021. This recruitment process aims to recruit between one and three trustees. Furthermore one of the retiring Trustees is the Chairman and it is therefore possible that the new Chairman may be selected from new Trustees recruited in 2020.

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 schedule of skills, personal characteristics and attributes is available in the Recruitment Pack 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 10 October 2020. Interviews will be held on the afternoon of Monday 2 November 2020.

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.