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.

Details for the next recruitment process will be advertised here in due course.

A brief guide explaining the responsibilities and commitments involved with this trustee role can be found below.

Download Trustee Guide

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, the Library also appoints ‘Trustee Placements’ from its younger membership.

The successful candidates are appointed for a two-year term and 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 is given and a trustee mentor is assigned from the current Board of Trustees.

A brief guide explaining the responsibilities and commitments involved with these trustee placement roles can be found below.

 Download Trustee Placement Guide

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. 

Details for the next recruitment process will be advertised here in 2020.


In recruiting to both Trustee and Trustee Placement 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.