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Join Libraries Unlimited’s Board of Trustees

Libraries Unlimited currently have two open positions on their Board of Trustees, for an Independent Finance Trustee and for the Chair of the Board.

Independent Finance Trustee (REF:TRU003)
Hours: Approx 15 days per annum
Location: Devon & Torbay
Closing date: 9am on Thursday 31st August 2023
Interview date: Week commencing 11th September 2023, via Zoom
This Voluntary role is subject to a Basic DBS check.

Could you be our next Financial trustee?

Libraries Unlimited is an independent charity established in 2016, running the libraries across Devon and Torbay as well a range of other services including a FabLab and Business and Intellectual Property Centres. We are also an Arts Council England (ACE) National Portfolio Organisation (NPO), expanding our services to include high-quality arts and cultural events and activities for our users.

We are looking for an experienced and qualified independent financial trustee to join our diverse Board. We have ambitious plans to grow and develop our organisation, our people and our service, and we are seeking a skilled financial professional to enhance our Board’s existing skills and support our future growth and sustainability. The successful candidate will have a background in finance, with experience as a Finance Director or Chief Financial Officer in a business or charity; an ability to understand financial information; and sound business/commercial skills.

Our trustees provide Libraries Unlimited with effective challenge and scrutiny and are collectively responsible for setting and reviewing our strategic direction. We are looking for a new financial trustee who will share our collective passion for libraries and enjoy the challenge of working in a creative, business environment.

To read the full recruitment pack and to submit your application, please visit https://www.librariesunlimited.org.uk/jobs/

Chair of the Board of Trustees (REF:TRU004)
Hours: Approx 15 days per annum
Location: Devon & Torbay
Closing date: 9am on Thursday 31st August 2023
Interview date: Week commencing 11th September 2023, via Zoom
This Voluntary role is subject to a Basic DBS check.

Could you be our next Chair?

Libraries Unlimited is an independent charity established in 2016, running the libraries across Devon and Torbay as well a range of other services including a FabLab and Business and Intellectual Property Centres. We are also an Arts Council England (ACE) National Portfolio Organisation (NPO), expanding our services to include high-quality arts and cultural events and activities for our users.

We are looking for a strategically minded individual with leadership qualities and a belief in the value that libraries provide to communities, who will lead our diverse Board as Chair in representing the charity’s aims. We have ambitious plans to grow and develop our organisation, our people and our service, and the next Chair will enhance our Board’s existing skills and support our future growth and sustainability. The successful candidate will have a background in, or a proven understanding of the voluntary sector; a history of impartiality and fairness and the ability to respect confidences; a commitment to promoting equality and diversity; the ability to build and sustain key relationships with stakeholders and colleagues to achieve organisational objectives.

Our trustees provide Libraries Unlimited with effective support, challenge and scrutiny and are responsible for setting and reviewing our strategic direction. We are looking for a new Chair who will share our collective passion for libraries and enjoy the challenge of working in a creative, business environment.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Will Harvey (current Chair) via Claire Annetts (Executive Officer) – [email protected].
To read the full recruitment pack and to submit your application, please visit https://www.librariesunlimited.org.uk/jobs/