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Vice President to the National Library of Wales

Vacancy details (Closing date - Friday 31st March 2017)


Do you want to help us to position the Library at the heart of information planning in Wales and use our collections to enhance our public service
and further broaden our range of users? The National Library, as a national institution, wants to make a significant difference to the culture, the society and the economy of Wales. Come and help us by joining our Board of Trustees.

Located in Aberystwyth, and extending its footprint in other parts of Wales, the Library is a registered charity and a Welsh Government Sponsored Body. It is one of six Legal Deposit Libraries in the UK and it collects and preserves printed and electronic material, archives, paintings, photographs and audiovisual material. It provides free access to its collections for visitors to the Library, and is at the forefront of digitising and providing online access to its
collections for the people of Wales and the world.

The Welsh Government is looking for a highly committed, enthusiastic and motivated individual who can contribute to the continued strengthening and development of the National Library. As Vice-President you will be expected to undertake any role, including chairing Board meetings and representing the Library in the event of the absence of the President. You would also be expected to have a genuine interest in its affairs and its audiences and an understanding of the responsibilities of Trusteeship.

As Vice President you will have the leadership, governance, interpersonal and ambassadorial skills required to lead an important national institution such as the Library. Welsh Language skills are desirable for the role of Vice President. The time commitment for the role of Vice President is estimated at
up to 3-4 days per month.

The appointments will be for an initial term of 4 years. The posts are not remunerated but all reasonable expenses incurred on Library business are reimbursed.

For further information about the Library you may wish to visit their Internet web site: www.llgc.org.uk or contact Carol Edwards (01970 632923) e-mail: carol.edwards@llgc.org.uk

It is the policy of the Welsh Government and The National Library of Wales to promote and integrate equality of opportunity into all aspects of their business including appointments to public bodies. Applications are welcomed and encouraged from all groups and we ensure that no eligible candidate for public office receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment,
race, religion or belief, pregnancy or maternity.

For further information and to apply, please visit www.gov.wales/publicappointments or for queries contact the Shared Service Helpdesk on 029 2082 5454 or e-mail sharedservicehelpdesk@wales.gsi.gov.uk

The closing date for applications is 31 March 2017. Application forms received after this date will not be considered.

You will be informed whether or not you are being invited to interview at least two weeks before the interviews are held. If you are unable to attend an interview during this period would you please let us know as soon as possible in case alternative arrangements can be made.

The Commissioner for Public Appointments

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