Job: Director of Library & Outreach Services

6/1/15 –  Director of Library & Outreach Services
British Council, Pakistan

Sarah P’s comments:  Two jobs posted in Pakistan in one week is highly unusual.  This second position (for details of the other position click here) is an interesting opportunity with the British Council, best known for helping teach English in non-UK locations.  A very interesting fact is that they are “re-opening Libraries in Pakistan after 15 years of closure“.  I would really like to have been a fly on the wall for the discussions concerning this development…

Another note is that the position is being posted via Sue Hill Recruitment, a fairly well-known specialist UK agency which recruits employees for the information sector, including Librarians, Archivists, Records Managers, Information Managers, etc.


The Sue Hill Recruitment Agency is delighted to be working with the British Council to find a new Director of Library and Outreach Services in Pakistan. This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional individual to lead development and transformational change in providing strategic leadership of the British Council’s Library and outreach services in Pakistan, ensuring these are aligned to core strategy, demonstrate thought leadership, incorporate a digital offer, and are of world-class standard.

The British Council is re-opening Libraries in Pakistan after 15 years of closure. This is part of an ambitious outreach programme that will see the British Council working with over 5 million Pakistanis. Our Libraries will facilitate state-of-the-art access to information, support core areas of work in cultural relations and act as convening spaces for our networks.

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced manager who can drive thought leadership and best practice in global library and information service provision, identify, develop and maintain partnerships with key external stakeholders and support integrated working by strengthening internal relationships between Library Services and core programme leaders. As the successful candidate, you will be able to demonstrate experience in strategic management and business and financial planning. You will have knowledge of UK resources, experience in the development of content and curation of events and programmes, managing transformational change and developing and managing digital services.

Remuneration: up to £50,000 and allowances of £40,000 plus free accommodation and flights –

If you would like to take up this unique challenge, please contact Donald Lickley for an informal discussion on , or email



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