Livingston James partner with The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) to appoint Chief Executive

The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) is the independent advisory body to the Scottish Government on library and information services. SLIC’s vision is to enrich lives through libraries and its mission is to ensure Scotland’s libraries reach their full potential through collaboration, innovation and national conversation.

SLIC nurtures and encourages innovation and has amplified the role that the library sector plays in digital inclusion and digital innovation as well as being pioneering in the role that the library sector can play in the drive to Net Zero. This has included the introduction of Lend and Mend Hubs and Shelf Life, a national climate engagement programme – work which has been showcased on a global platform and through the Green Libraries Network.

We are excited about SLIC’s future and we are ambitious in our plans. Our leadership reputation is well known within the library world, and we were the first in the UK to establish sector strategies for Scotland’s public and school libraries. Our key priorities of advocacy, standards, innovation, partnerships, funding, and evidence-based research remain relevant in our role to promote, protect and develop the sector.  However, we are currently reviewing our strategy, business and implementation plans which presents a unique opportunity for the new Chief Executive to influence their development and take accountability for their delivery, shaping the future of SLIC.

Demonstrating a proven track record of strategic leadership and evidence of creative thinking you will bring a strong understanding of the current issues and relevant policy landscape within Scotland’s library and information sector. With strong political acuity and the ability to effectively advocate on behalf of our members and the wider library sector, the successful candidate will bring strong communication and influencing skills coupled with the ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders, create alliances and encourage increased collaboration.

For more information on the role please review the position profile below or contact Douglas Adam via [email protected]

The Scottish Library & Information Council is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.

All third party introductions will be forwarded to Livingston James.

SLIC – Chief Executive Position Profile

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