Awards Officer

  • Job Reference: 00000794-1
  • Date Posted: 22 February 2021
  • Recruiter: CILIP North West Member Network
  • Location: North West Region
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed
  • Sector: Volunteer
  • Job Type: Part-time

Job Description

 CILIP North West Member Network is the voice for CILIP members in the North West, representing our members on national matters and offering support and professional development opportunities whether they live in Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, the Isle of Man, Greater Manchester or Merseyside. We at CILIP North West welcome any CILIP Member volunteers who live, work or study in the North West!

We are currently looking for an Awards Officer to join our friendly and supportive committee. 


To oversee and manage awards for the North West Members Network.

Key Responsibilities

  1. To co-ordinate awards on behalf of the North West Members Network including publicising award offers and informing applicants of the outcome.
  2. To identify suitable events and conferences for bursaries
  3. To liaise with the Committee to consider applications.
  4. To provide information to the committee about awards.
  5. To maintain a log of past awards to feed into the annual report.
  6. To assist the treasurer by managing awards’ finances.
  7. To promote the membership and benefits of North West Members Network and CILIP within the library and information profession.

Time Commitment

  1. It is anticipated you will attend three committee meetings per year in the North West. These meetings are currently taking place online.
  2. As a committee member it is expected that you will attend the AGM and members day. The AGM and members day is held annually in various locations around the North West.
  3. The amount of time this role takes up will vary and may be 1-2 hours per week and during awards offers it is likely to increase.

Knowledge Experience and Attributes

The Awards Officer will have the following knowledge, experience and attributes:

Knowledge, Experience, Attributes


Essential or Desirable


Member of CILIP*


Professional registration

Chartered or Fellowship


Knowledge of library information profession

Evidence of recent work** in a library or related service area



Evidence of recent CPD


ICT skills

Evidence of good ICT skills


Communication and interpersonal skills

Evidence of good communication and interpersonal skills


Confident working independently

Evidence of independent working


Ability to work to a deadline

Evidence of keeping to deadlines



* CILIP are offering up to 150 complimentary memberships to library and information workers from BAME backgrounds who are duly selected to join a committee. People who are not CILIP members at the time of their committee appointment will receive free membership from the beginning of their term of office.

** Recent means that a person has worked in a library or related service area within the last two years.

How to apply:

If you would like to apply for this role please contact us by email ( including a CV/LinkedIn profile and a short statement covering your suitability for the role.