Vice President - The National Library of Wales

  • Job Reference: 00001158-1
  • Date Posted: 21 September 2021
  • Recruiter: National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru
  • Location: Wales
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Bonus/Benefits: Travel and other reasonable expenses will be reimbursed
  • Sector: Government
  • Job Type: Contract, Part-time

Job Description

  • Are you enthusiastic about the positive impact the National Library of Wales can have on the wellbeing and identity of a nation?
  • Could you support and challenge the development of a national, high-profile cultural institution in a way which ensures it continues to enhance its reach and relevance in Wales, across the UK, and internationally?


Commitment: A minimum of 18 days per year for a four-year term. This includes attendance at 6 board meetings a year held virtually and at The National Library of Wales.


The Welsh Government is seeking an exceptional individual to take on the role of Vice President of the National Library of Wales from January 2022.

The ideal candidate will committed to ensuring that the diverse communities of Wales can all enjoy the benefits the Library and its collections have to offer.

As Vice President you should have the leadership, governance and interpersonal skills to undertake this key role.

All Trustees should have a genuine interest and passion for the Library’s activities and its future development, as well an understanding of the responsibilities of Trusteeship. 

All trustees have individual and collective responsibility to the Welsh Government through the Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, and Chief Whip.

The full person specification and essential criteria are included in the applicants’ information pack.

The ability to speak Welsh fluently is desirable but not essential. All applicants must demonstrate a clear commitment to working in a bilingual Wales.


Further information about the National Library of Wales can be found at the Library website


If you would like an informal discussion about the role of Vice President, please contact Nicola Guy, Deputy Director, Culture and Sport Division, Welsh Government (


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

We guarantee to interview anyone who is disabled whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence for the role and any qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential.

We are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people. If you would like a guaranteed interview, please contact

Closing date: 20 October 2021. We will not consider any applications received after this date.

Applicants invited for interview will be notified at least two weeks prior to the interview date.


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