Events Coordinator

  • Job Reference: 00001488-1
  • Date Posted: 31 March 2022
  • Recruiter: CILIP Government Information Group
  • Location: UK Wide
  • Salary: Upon Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: This is a voluntary position, and there is no remuneration.
  • Sector: Volunteer
  • Job Type: Temporary, Part-time

Job Description

CILIP Government Information Group (GIG) needs you!

GIG is recruiting 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. Being a member of a CILIP committee is a great way to develop skills 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: Events Coordinator

Main task

To oversee and manage a programme of online, face to face and hybrid events for the Government Information Group.

Key Responsibilities

1.         To create an on-going plan of events in conjunction with members of the committee based on priorities set out in the business plan.

2.         To coordinate events on behalf of the Government Information Group including organising: venues / webinar platform bookings, speakers and bookings.

3.         Send detailed information prior to the event in the form of joining instructions to ensure that delegates have all the relevant information. Similarly liaising with speakers and venues to ensure that they have all of the information that they required.

4.         Regular checking and responding to the Info.GIG email account.

5.         Encourage members to get involved in organising GIG events and providing support for them to do so.

6.         Provide, or arrange for, on the day support to ensure that everything goes to plan and that issues are resolved.

7.         Provide information to the committee about events, including post-event evaluation.

8.         Maintain a log of past events to feed into the Group’s Annual Report.

9.         Where required, to assist the treasurer by managing events’ finances.

10.       To prepare and distribute event publicity liaising with other members of the committee responsible for marketing and publicity.

11.       To promote the membership and benefits of the Government Information Group and CILIP within the library and information professional.

12.       Support GIG in the delivery of CILIP’s equality, diversity and inclusion agenda.


Time Commitment

1.         It is anticipated you will attend up to 4 committee meetings per year.

2.         It is expected that you will attend the Annual General Meeting and members day.

3.         For the role of Events Coordinator allow for one to two hours per week, although this will vary. When events are being run the time needed may increase.


Knowledge Experience and Attributes

The Events Coordinator will have the following knowledge, experience and attributes:

Knowledge, Experience, Attributes


Essential or Desirable

CILIP Member

Understanding and familiarity with CILIP and GIG.


PKSB and / or GKIM Skills Framework

Familiar with appropriate skills frameworks


Event management

Experience of event management


Knowledge of library or information profession

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


Networking, communication and interpersonal skills

Evidence of good networking, 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


ICT skills

Excellent ICT skills



Benefits to employer

• Raise the profile of the institution at a national level

• Development of transferable skills – Leadership; team working; influencing and negotiating; marketing and promotional activities; customer service focus

• Development of contacts that can be utilised in the day job and by the employer


For further information on this role please contact Stephen Gregory for an informal chat.


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 Tuesday 31 May 2022.