Thank you for your interest in joining our team.The Scottish Library and Information Council is committed to promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.
The Scottish Library and Information Council is currently in the process of recruiting two full-time Project Officers to join our small Glasgow-based team on a temporary basis until March 31st 2018. The deadline for applications was Friday, 12th August at 5pm. 
Interviews for the posts will be conducted the week beginning Monday, 24th August. The following information will help selected candidates prepare. You can also download the Project Officer Job Description for further details.
SLIC recruits Project Officers

In collaboration with the Scottish Government, SLIC has recently started working on a national strategy for school libraries and this significant new area of work will extend the scope of our project work. The purpose of both positions will be to support all project work undertaken by SLIC through information gathering, maintaining communication channels and contributing to reporting.  

We are looking for two dynamic Project Officers who relish the challenge of supporting the diverse range of project work undertaken by SLIC. The ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of partners is essential, as is excellent attention to detail and an interest in research and information gathering. Applicants should also be educated to degree level (or equivalent) and ideally have some knowledge or experience of the library and information sector in Scotland.

The Role of SLIC

SLIC offers leadership focus and support to the Scottish library and information sector, co-ordinating and promoting national service developments to benefit Scotland’s people and enrich our cultural, educational and economic landscape.

SLIC carries out work on behalf of its members which includes all local authority, higher education, further education organisations, NHS Trust library services, as well as other specialist library and information organisations. Our Project Officers will work across a range of SLIC projects to support the successful delivery of objectives.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

Specific duties include:

  • Undertaking research and information gathering relating to libraries.
  • Contributing to a range of SLIC projects in order to support the successful delivery of the team’s wider objectives.
  • Maintaining records of developments taking place at national and local level across libraries.
  • Developing and maintaining effective communication channels with library staff and other partners involved in SLIC’s work.
  • Supporting the planning and delivery of meetings and events associated with SLIC projects.
  • Providing progress reports and regular updates on relevant project work.
  • Any other duties as required to support the overall work of the team.
Skills, Knowledge & Experience

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Excellent communication skills and experience of working with different stakeholders.
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills.
  • Excellent IT and information skills and competencies, including experience of the Microsoft Office package.
  • Energy and enthusiasm.
  • Excellent time management and ability to work under pressure.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience of working in a small team.
  • Ability to work using own initiative.
Required Knowledge & Experience:
Educated to degree level or equivalent Essential
Excellent IT skills & experience of MS Office Essential
Knowledge of current issues and developments in the library and information sectors in Scotland Desirable
Ability to communicate effectively Essential
Ability to prioritise work streams Essential
Ability to work effectively under pressure Essential
Ability to work as part of a team and under own initiative Essential
Strong analytical & data handling skills Essential