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Director with Dr Williams Library

Exceptional opportunity for a dynamic director/leader




Dr Williams’s Library

Exceptional opportunity for a dynamic director/leader

Dr Williams’s Trust is seeking a self-motivated and enthusiastic Director to work with staff and trustees in managing the future development of the charity.  Established in 1716 on the death of Dr Daniel Williams, the Trust’s original purpose was to assist in the provision of an educated Protestant Dissenting Ministry, for which aim Dr Williams also bequeathed his personal library.  In recent times, Dr Williams’s Library has become the more prominent part of the Trust’s work and houses a significant and distinguished collection of books and artefacts relating to Protestant nonconformity. 

Overall responsibility for the use, conservation and promotion of the collection lies with the Director.  In addition, the role covers a number of different responsibilities within the Trust and candidates must demonstrate that they can time manage effectively.  Inspiring leadership and the ability to manage complex problems will be essential to ensure that our aims and objectives are met.  The post-holder must be an excellent communicator, delivering long-term strategic direction within the Trust and working with stakeholders and partners to achieve worthwhile and sustainable outcomes.  The post-holder will play a significant role in engaging with the media and in fund-raising and will work to promote the Library and make the collections accessible to a wider audience.

Located in University Hall, Gordon Square, London, the building is currently undergoing a complete refurbishment and will re-open in 2022.  Staff continue to provide a service from Trinity Chapel in Brixton.

The post-holder will report to the Trustees.

Post:  Permanent

Hours:  FT or PT (4 days per week)

For more information about Dr Williams’s Library go to

The salary will be between £55,000 - £60,000 p.a. for a full-time appointment or prorata for a part time appointment, with the precise figure to be negotiated according to qualifications and experience.

For an application pack which provides more details about the role and how to apply please contact Diana Fenton of the Personnel Consultancy Limited, the Trust’s advisors in this process at or ring 01372 722000.

The closing date for applications will be 9th November 2020.

Interviews with the Trust are expected to be held on 8 & 9th December 2020.

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