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Chief Executive


Chief Executive
Salary £37500 – £42500 (depending on experience)

We are looking for an individual with vision and sensitivity who has a proven track record in managing an organisation in the cultural sphere.

The Leeds Library is the oldest continuous subscription library in Britain, having been founded in 1768. It has both research and lending collections housed in a listed building dating from 1808. The Trustees of the Library are keen to develop the Library as a key element in the cultural life of the City of Leeds and has ambitious plans to celebrate the Library’s 250th anniversary in 2018.

The Chief Executive will lead a dedicated and enthusiastic team in delivering a range of library services, events and activities to c.750 members and the wider public.

Full details of the role and the application process can be obtained from Sarah West, The Leeds Library, 18 Commercial Street, Leeds LS1 6AL or from the Library’s website at www.theleedslibrary.org.uk.

Fiona Gell

Fiona is a lifelong reading enthusiast and book lover. Her career started as a bookseller and has never really veered away from the written and spoken word. It was a dream for her to be a founder member of The Leeds Big Bookend and the Northern Short Story Festival. She continues to be its Director.

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