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Administrator, Society of Chief Librarians


With an impressive track record of developing policy, sharing best practice, and acting as the voice of the public library sector both nationally and internationally, the Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) is embarking on an exciting new chapter in its evolution.  Following an organisational review and the recent NPO funding award from Arts Council England, the organisation is on a new trajectory to become a Sector Support Organisation, provide a stronger voice for the public library sector and to develop support for the pivotal role libraries occupy in the heart of their communities. 

SCL is making a number of key appointments to a new permanently established operational team under the leadership of a newly appointed CEO, and this is an opportunity to join the organisation at this transformational stage in its development and to contribute to an exciting future vision.  

The Administrator provides a vital role in supporting the effectiveness of the Society of Chief Librarians, through ensuring all administrative processes run smoothly, the office is effectively managed and executive team are well supported. The role is the ‘face’ of the organisation for general contacts and enquiries and has responsibility for office management and managing the CEO’s diary.  The role also has some finance administration responsibility and is responsible for the office management budget. The Administrator will work closely with all the other members of the team and will provide the ‘glue’ that binds the team together through effective administration and diary management.

Successful applicants will have excellent relationship management skills to fit a membership led organisation, be flexible to work effectively within a minimum of infrastructure and support, and able to thrive in an innovative, entrepreneurial third sector, small team set-up. 

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