LONDON LIBRARY TRUSTEE RECRUITMENT

 

OVERVIEW

 

Could you

  • Think strategically about the long-term interests of the Library?
  • Listen to others’ views and contribute your own to help reach decisions collectively?
  • Collaborate effectively with the Library’s professional staff?
  • Promote the Library and help find new members and supporters

If so, why not offer your time, energy and expertise to the Library as a Trustee?

As a registered charity, the Library has a Board of Trustees who are responsible for the long-term well-being and effectiveness of the Library. Besides thinking about services and facilities, Trustees must ensure that the Library safeguards its assets, meets its financial obligations and functions within the legal framework required of a charity.

We are currently recruiting for the following trustee positions:

TRUSTEE 

We are seeking a new, energetic, enthusiastic and committed trustee to join the London Library Board. You would be joining at an exciting time as we are currently developing our Strategic Plan for the next 5 Years. Our aims include raising the Library’s profile, growing our membership and increasing income, particularly from charitable donations. We are therefore keen to hear from any candidate who would be able to contribute to the achievement of these aims.

In accordance with our Charter & Byelaws, trustees must be members of the Library and can seek re-election once they have served their first four-year term. Although specialist skills and experience can be very useful on the Board, some qualities are essential for all trustees, such as the willingness to engage in a constructive and collaborative manner with all the challenges affecting the Library and to act as its advocates in the wider world. All trustees elected to serve on the Board are given a full induction to assist them with the role.

A brief guide explaining the responsibilities and commitments involved with this trustee role is available here. Application forms can be downloaded in either PDF or Word format (applications need to be submitted no later than 30 April 2018). Please contact Sarah Farthing on (020) 7766 4712 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you require any further information. 

TRUSTEE PLACEMENTS FOR YOUNG MEMBERS

As well as the trustee role described above, we are also looking for two Library members under the age of 30 to become the Library’s first ever “Trustee Placements”.

The successful candidates will be appointed for a two-year term and will join all Board meetings and selected committees depending on their skills. Although these are not Trustee appointments in the strict sense of our constitution, and therefore do not come with fiduciary responsibilities, the “Placements” will be expected to attend meetings and events and contribute to the development and governance of the Library in the way that a Trustee would be expected to.

The role requires energy and a commitment to collaborative working. There is no requirement for any prior trustee experience: a thorough induction will be given and a trustee mentor will be assigned from the current Board of Trustees.

A brief guide explaining the responsibilities and commitments involved with these trustee placement roles and relevant application forms is available here. Application forms can be downloaded in either PDF or Word format (applications need to be submitted no later than 30 April 2018). Please contact Sarah Farthing on (020) 7766 4712 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you require any further information. 

In recruiting to these Trustee posts we are looking to ensure that the governance of the Library represents as wide a range of perspectives as possible and we are particularly keen to encourage applications that help to extend gender, cultural and ethnic diversity across the Library.

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION NO LATER THAN 30 APRIL 2018


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