Events Co-ordinator - East Midlands

Job Description

Role: Events Co-ordinator

Purpose of role: To oversee and manage events for the East Midlands Member Network, and to report back on activities to the Committee at meetings.


  1. To create an ongoing plan of events in conjunction with other members of the Committee based on priorities set out in the business plan. This includes the regular maintenance of the Events Calendar on the CILIP website.
  2. To co-ordinate events on behalf of the East Midlands Member Network Committee, including organising venues, speakers, bookings, liaising with customers and host authorities, along with other members of the Events team (Local Events Liaisons, and ad hoc volunteers from the rest of the Committee).
  3. To encourage members to get involved in organising events and provide support for them.
  4. To provide on-the-day support to make sure everything goes to plan and issues are resolved.
  5. To provide information to the Committee about events, including post-event evaluation.
  6. To maintain a log of past events to feed into the annual report.
  7. To assist the Treasurer by managing events’ finances.
  8. To prepare and distribute event publicity in conjunction with other members of the Committee responsible for marketing and publicity.
  9. To promote the membership and benefits of the East Midlands Member Network and CILIP within the library and information profession.


The amount of time this role takes up will vary and may be 1-3 hours per month and during events is likely to increase.

Committee members are expected to be proactive and to participate in committee discussions (usually by emailing list) between meetings and events.


If you would like to know more, or are interested in applying, please contact the Chair at


If this role isn’t right for you but you would like to join the committee, please get in touch, as we have a number of roles available on the committee.

Applicants are encouraged from all sectors and should ideally work or live in the East Midlands. CILIP is committed to championing diversity, inclusion and representation. We particularly welcome applications from BAME, disabled, LGBTQ+ and male candidates, who have historically been under-represented on our committees.

As part of our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, CILIP Board has set an organisation-wide goal of 20% BAME representation on all of CILIP’s committees by the end of 2022. To facilitate this, we are offering up to 150 complimentary memberships to library and information workers from BAME backgrounds who are duly selected to join a committee before the end of 2022.