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Join our Board as an Independent Trustee

Posted on 10 Aug 2020

Independent Trustee (Job ref: TR001)
Salary: Part-time, voluntary role
Time commitment: Approx. 15 days per annum
Location: Devon
Application dates: 24 August to 06 September 2020
Interview date: Mon 21 September

Libraries at the forefront of change.

Are you passionate about libraries?

Do you have skills or lived experience that can help us shape our modern, innovate and vibrant library service for the people of Devon and Torbay?

If you’ve answered yes, we want to hear from you.

We are Libraries Unlimited, the charity responsible for running Devon Libraries and Torbay Libraries, and we are recruiting an Independent trustee to join our Board.

You don’t need trustee experience or any specific skills: we are looking for people who are as excited about libraries as we are, and who want to use your personal experiences and knowledge to help us continue to deliver amazing community spaces! We can help you develop your skills and understanding of how the organisation works, while you help us develop our service. You will also learn lots of great new transferrable skills, as well as building networks across Devon and Torbay.

We are keen to increase the diversity of voices on our Board so that it best reflects the communities we serve and to ensure we have a variety of different perspectives leading our organisation. We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as female or who consider themselves to have a disability, but the key things we are looking for are your passion and commitment.

People are at the heart of all that we do – communities, staff and partners – so if you’re interested in people, libraries and helping our organisation deliver positive impact, please read the Trustee Information Pack for more information. If you are not sure what being a trustee would mean or want to find out more about Libraries Unlimited and the Board, then please contact us and we can arrange in informal talk with our Chair, or arrange a trustee ‘buddy’ to support you with the application process and beyond.

To apply, please download and have a read of this Trustee Info Pack. It explains the position more fully and provides a person spec, as well as more information on the application process. Everything else you’ll need to apply is here:

Trustee Info Pack
About Me Form
Personal Details Form

For more information or for an informal chat about the position, please contact


Libraries Unlimited believes…

…in the unlimited potential of library services to make a positive difference to people’s lives and communities through a shared love of reading and access to high quality information and facilities.