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The London Library seeks new Chair

The London Library seeks new Chair

Closing Date
4 December 2022
Location
London
Time Commitment
Please enquire on application

The London Library is one of the UK’s greatest literary institutions, providing inspiration and support to writers, scholars and readers for 180 years. It has had a unique impact on the country’s literary and artistic output and continues to do so today, with a borrowing collection containing over 1 million books, an extensive eLibrary and wonderful spaces for its 7,400 members to study in. Its list of past members contains many of the greatest names in literature but the London Library is a home for everyone who loves the written word.

About the role

We are looking for a Chair of Trustees to help guide Library’s continued growth and development.

We are aiming to make the Library more widely known and want to share our wonderful collection, and all the other benefits of membership, with as many people as possible. At the same time, we need to make sure the Library is financially sustainable.

We will look to you to champion the cause and reputation of the Library as well as help secure new funds, raise awareness and promote membership. You will work with Board colleagues to support the Executive Team in their delivery of the Library’s agreed objectives and ensure that the trustees fulfil their individual and collective responsibilities for the governance of the Library too.

About you

For this vital role, you must have a successful background and record of achievement in senior level positions, coupled with significant strategic leadership and executive management experience. Used to chairing senior level meetings, you will possess a good understanding of governance, legal duties, liabilities and the responsibilities of a non-executive, and/or a charity trustee. Commercially astute, you will also have excellent networking, communication and interpersonal skills. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to raise the profile of an organisation too. Critically, you will have a passion for the work of The London Library.

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