Digital Champion (CILIP Government Information Group)

  • Job Reference: 00002045-1
  • Date Posted: 11 May 2023
  • Recruiter: CILIP Government Information Group
  • Location: Online and Pan-UK
  • Salary: Upon Application
  • Sector: Volunteer
  • Job Type: Temporary, Part-time

Job Description

Digital Champion (CILIP Government Information Group)

Closing Date: 14 July 2023

Location: Online / pan-UK

Salary: Please note that this is a voluntary position, and there is no remuneration related to the posts. Reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.


Job Description

CILIP Government Information Group (GIG) needs you!

GIG is recruiting for a new member to revitalise our committee. This is a fantastic opportunity to shape how CILIP GIG works to serve the needs of our sector and interest groups. Being a member of a CILIP committee is a great way to develop skills - from event organisation to web editing - and to grow your professional network. We meet up to 4 times a year. Committee meetings are held online, currently using Zoom.

We currently have a vacancy for the following role: Digital Champion

Purpose of role: To develop and maintain the Network’s web presence and to provide our email news bulletins.


  1. Manage the Networks web presence using the CILIP content management system
  2. Produce new content and write it in an interesting, appealing, and suitable manner appropriate for the web and other digital media.
  3. Ensure the content of the Network’s website is accurate and up-to-date.
  4. Keep up to date with training materials provided by CILIP via the CILIP Champions group/ongoing training webinars/digital clinics.
  5. Liaise with committee members regarding the development of web content.
  6. Attend committee meetings and training.


Time Commitment

It is anticipated that you attend all committee meetings (up to 4 per year - currently held virtually)

It is expected that you attend the Annual General Meeting.

The amount of time this role takes up will vary. It may be 2-3 hours per month but other times it may be more, for example when the CILIP web platform changes.


Knowledge Experience and Attributes

The Digital Champion will have the following knowledge, experience and attributes:

Knowledge, Experience, Attributes


Essential or Desirable

Knowledge of library or information profession

Up to date understanding of the issues facing library or information professionals.



Evidence of ongoing CPD


ICT skills

Evidence of ICT skills


Web editing

Evidence of website editing, including a basic understanding of HTML, the ability to use HTML code for our pages and website construction.


Web accessibility

Knowledge of web accessibility and usability issues


Attention to detail

A good eye for detail, with excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation skills


Communication and interpersonal skills

Evidence of good communication and interpersonal skills


Confident working independently

Evidence of independent working


Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

Evidence of keeping to deadlines



How to apply

Submit a short statement outlining your experience and suitability for this role (Max 250 words) to CILIP GIG secretary ( Closing date for applications is noon on Friday 14 July 2023. Early applications are welcomed as we hope to fill this key role as soon as possible.

CILIP is committed to championing diversity, inclusion and representation. We particularly welcome applications from people from ethnically diverse backgrounds, candidates who identify as LGBTQ+, people with experience of disability and those who are neurodiverse, who have historically been under-represented on our committees.


May 2023