Job Item

SLA Trustee vacancies

School Library Association


Closing Date : 16/04/2021

Job Description

Charity Trusteeship (unpaid)
Deadline: 16th April 2021.

The SLA is currently recruiting four trustee/director roles for appointment to the Board. 

The School Library Association is a Registered Charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee, though we are planning a change to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) this year. 

We are a membership charity supporting everyone involved in school libraries, whether they are a librarian, teacher, TA, PTA or Headteacher. We believe that every pupil is entitled to effective school library provision and the educational, emotional and developmental benefits that come with it. We are committed to supporting, promoting and sustaining high quality reading and learning opportunities for all in a diverse and changing world.

Membership covers all school staff, and includes: a quarterly journal full of best practice articles, ideas, tips, and the latest digital and book reviews; access to an advice line; exclusive members-only resources and CPD; discounts on SLA publications, training and the weekend course; a mentoring service; exclusive member benefits including competitions, give-aways and discounts. We are looking to recruit individuals who can add to the skills that currently exist on the board, with particular foci on education management; grants/ corporate fundraising, as well as school librarianship, and who have the dedication and commitment to help us support school staff as they promote literacy and research skills across the United Kingdom.

To see the person specifications and job description please download the information pack. You will need to complete an declaration form if you proceed to the next stage, so please ensure you meet the legal criteria to become a trustee before applying. Trustees should live in the UK. You can download the form here: SLA Trustee Declaration. To discuss the role informally please contact Sue Bastone, Chair on

To apply for this role, please fill out this online form.