Digital Champion

Job Description

CDEG Committee vacancy – Digital Champion

We are looking for a new member with excellent skills in web administration, website editing, including advanced understanding of HTML and website construction, knowledge of web accessibility and usability issues as well as an interest in diversity, inclusion, equality, and social justice matters to help out occasionally with CDEG webpage maintenance and design. Please inquire with questions and further details via email and


Community, Diversity and Community Group - Digital Champion: Role Description and Requirements


Main Task

To develop and maintain the CDEG’s web presence.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Manage the Networks web presence using the CILIP YM 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 YM 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 at CILIP HQ.

Time Commitment

  1. It is anticipated you will attend 3 committee meetings per year.
  2. It is expected that you will attend the AGM and members day. The AGM and members day is held annually.
  3. For the role of Digital Champion allow for a minimum of two to three hours per week - allowing for more time during the planning and run up to an event or committee activity.
  4. The Digital Champion will normally be elected for two years.


Knowledge Experience and Attributes

The Website Editor 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.

To actively promote the Social Justice, Diversity and Equality Agenda, within CILIP and to the wider profession.



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