Membership Secretary (CILIP Government Information Group)

  • Job Reference: 00002482-1
  • Date Posted: 9 July 2024
  • Recruiter: CILIP Government Information Group
  • Location: Online/Pan-UK
  • Salary: Upon Application
  • Sector: Volunteer
  • Job Type: Contract

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: Membership Secretary

Voluntary position, reasonable expenses paid.

Purpose of role: To help recruit, engage and retain members, and also help the committee understand the make-up and wishes of members to inform the organisation of GIG events and products.


  1. Obtain and analyse GIG membership data, providing regular updates to Committee.
  2. Respond to membership queries.
  3. Contact members who have recently joined GIG.
  4. Help to promote the benefits of CILIP and GIG membership to members and potential members.

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.

Knowledge Experience and Attributes

The Communications Coordinator 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


Data & Analytical skills

Able to analyse membership data, providing clear conclusions


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 Wed 31 July 2024. 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.