Employment opportunity: Senior Librarian, Advocates Library


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The Advocates Library

The Faculty of Advocates is one of Scotland’s most ancient and prestigious organisations. The professional body for the Scottish bar, the Faculty of Advocates is a membership organisation with the Advocates Library at its heart. Established formally in 1689, the Library blends tradition with its modern role as a busy working law library, providing a library and information service to members of the Faculty and acting as Scotland’s national law library. The Faculty also has responsibility for maintaining a formal relationship with the Abbotsford Trust- located at Sir Walter Scott’s former home.

Due to the imminent retirement of the present Senior Librarian, a rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and qualified Librarian to fill this post. The post holder will be responsible for managing the Advocates Library, leading a professional team of 14 to deliver the best possible service to members of Faculty and the general public via the National Library of Scotland. Additionally, the post holder supports the links with the Abbotsford Trust, caring for the library and other collections hosted at Sir Walter Scott’s former home.

A key member of the Faculty management group, the Senior Librarian reports to the CEO and also works closely with the Keeper of the Library to develop the strategic direction of the library and implement library policies. The post holder will therefore have an in depth knowledge of modern library practice and be able to build effective working relationships, manage and develop staff and have a proven track record in delivering excellent service.

For further information, including a full job description, for this interesting and challenging role and to note your interest in the post please email hr.department@advocates.org.uk quoting reference number 14.13.

Closing Date: Friday 29th September 2017 @ 5pm



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