Job opportunity – NLS

The National Library is currently recruiting for the following post – Curator (Government and Civic Literacy) 

The post is 30 hours per week and permanent. 

Salary is Pay Point H – £39,052 (pro-rata).

The closing date for all applications is Monday 25 April 2022 at midnight.

More details:


Job opportunities at Advocates Library

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Two job opportunities have arisen at the Advocates Library:

The closing date for both vacancies is: 5pm on Friday 27 September 2019


Job vacancy at Advocates Library

Library Support Assistant Fixed Term until 31 October 2019
Ref 19.04
Hours 15 hours per week

Mon – Fri: 3.15pm to 6.15pm

Salary Scale Grade 6b – £16,531 – £18,226

(pro rata – FTE 35 hours)

The Library Support Assistant is an administrative role and the post holder will be part of a team responsible for maintaining the resources of the Library, in order to assist in the provision of an efficient service to the users of the Advocates Library.

Closing Date: 5pm on Friday 1 March 2019
Full details here: 19.04 Library Support Assistant

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 quoting reference number 14.13.

Closing Date: Friday 29th September 2017 @ 5pm





Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Deadline: 30 June 2017

The SNPG has a Library of over 50,000 volumes including auction and exhibition catalogues, periodicals, monographs and reference books. Set up to support the research of staff, it is also used, by appointment, by scholars, students and members of the public. It is primarily a specialist library with monographs and literature on portrait painters, portraiture, photography and photographers. The primary focus of the collection is the history of Scotland and Scottish society, with particular strengths in biographies of Scots and Scottish portraiture. The SNPG also houses a unique Reference Section, comprising over 30,000 photographs of portraits; initiated as a documentary record in the 1930s, it now has intrinsic interest as a collection itself. Open to the public by appointment, it is used extensively by staff and researchers. A small collection of archival material, comprising mainly of artist and curators’ papers, is also held.

Full details on the NGS recruitment site

Job opportunity – National Galleries Scotland Librarian

Maternity Cover, 9 months

Closing date for completed applications is Sunday 4 September 2016

Full details can be viewed here: Advert Librarian

Scottish Poetry Library vacancies

Scottish Poetry Library
Scottish Poetry Library

The Scottish Poetry Library is now recruiting for two positions, a full-time Library Administrator, and a part-time (Saturday) Library Assistant.

Please find details on how to apply here: