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Current Vacancies



£40000 - £44000 per annum + various benefits

SLIC is going through a period of change and to support this transformation a vacancy has arisen for an experienced Head of Programme to be responsible for the delivery of programmes and projects both existing and new within the SLIC business plan. The Head of Programme will define the scope and develop project plans, manage budgets and external resources for each project and work closely with the CEO and Head of Business support to facilitate programmes.


Role Responsibilities

As Head of Programme your responsibilities will include:

* Define the parameters/approach/scope of the programmes within the business plan, together with the CEO.

* Conduct small-scale desk research to explore best practice, existing models for programme delivery and any new or innovative approaches that should be considered to deliver programmes effectively.

* Develop a project plan and resource proposal for each programme, track progress against the project plan and report back to the CEO and Board of Trustees on progress against the plan.

* Maintain an overview of development and innovation within the library sector.

* Establish and develop relationships with members participating in programmes, and those members leading initiatives and expert areas.

* Manage any external resources required to deliver each programme.

* Manage the programme budgets and ensuring programmes are delivered on budget and that resources are deployed in a cost-effective way.


Person Specification

As a successful Head of Programme, you will have:

* Experience of managing multiple medium-to-large scale programmes (up to £500k) and ensuring they are effectively delivered, on time and to budget

* Experience of managing external suppliers, freelancers and agencies to deliver key elements of programmes - including specifying tenders, conducting tender processes, managing contracts and keeping track of budgets and spend

* Experience of writing reports for funders, stakeholders or similar

* Experience of working with and influencing stakeholders to achieve support for programmes.

* Experience in the library sector or similar

* Experience of writing charitable funding bids and/or pitching for investment

* Strong stakeholder management

* Strong influencing and negotiating skills


Find out more about the opportunity and apply via this link.



£40000 - £44000 per annum + various benefits

SLIC is going through a period of change and to support this transformation a vacancy has arisen for an experienced Head of Business Support to take responsibility for the overall business performance ensuring financial targets are met, compliance in all legislative procedures is met and to provide guidance to the CEO and Board of Trustees in making sound business decisions.


Role Responsibilities

As Head of Business Support your responsibilities will include:

* Establish and manage all financial accounting, monitoring and reporting systems to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the support function.

* Provide advice to the CEO and Board of Trustees based on financial analysis to ensure the Business Plan is delivered and future development planned for.

* Seek and apply for external funding/sponsorship which supports the overall aims of the organization.

* Develop and implement financial management mechanisms that minimise financial risk.

* Conduct reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities.

* Manage overall HR and Business Support processes, financial budget and cash flow for the organisation including grant management.

* Jointly responsible with the Administration and Finance officer for collecting member subscriptions, forecasting and managing member-related income streams.

* Line manage Funding and Events Manager, Content and Communications Officer and Administration and Finance Officer.

* Develop external relationships with appropriate contacts, e.g. auditors, accountants, solicitors, bankers and statutory organisations such as Companies House and OSCR (Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator), Pension provider etc.

* Ensure compliance with Health and Safety regulations including Fire Safety.

* The Head of Business Support will be required to attend Board of Trustees meetings, and develop effective working relationships with the Company Secretary and Key Stakeholders.


Person Specification

As a successful Head of Business Support, you will have:

* Experience in developing, implementing and managing core business processes including budget management.

* Experience in setting up of financial reporting mechanisms ensuring full compliance for auditing purposes.

* Experience in producing financial reports for key stakeholders such as the Scottish Government

* High levels of stakeholder management.

* Staff management experience.

* Experience in the implementation and management of robust office procedures.

* The ability to formalise office and staff handbooks.

* The ability to time manage busy work loads and competing priorities.

* Knowledge of grant giving schemes or bursaries.

* Knowledge of charity environments/ requirements.


Find out more about the opportunity and apply via this link.