New Professionals Support Officer

  • Job Reference: 00002241-1
  • Date Posted: 25 October 2023
  • Recruiter: CILIP East of England
  • Website:
  • Location: East of England
  • Remote Working: 100% remote working possible
  • Salary: Upon Application
  • Sector: Volunteer
  • Job Type: Temporary, Part-time

Job Description

New Professionals Support Officer

Volunteer Role

The CILIP East of England Regional Network is looking to recruit a highly-motivated individual as a New Professionals Support Officer to network, support, and organise events for librarians and information professionals in the first five years of their career.

This role would suit an enthusiastic LIS student keen on bringing people together, a recent graduate who still holds strong links with their respective department and fellow students aiming to grow alongside their cohort, or a more seasoned practitioner with the drive to uplift the future of the profession.

Your target audience would primarily (but certainly not exclusively) be people based in the East of England.


Role Profile:

Main Task(s)

To support and advocate for the needs of new professionals in the East of England Region.


Key Responsibilities

1. Liaise with incoming, current, and recently graduated LIS students based in East of England.

2. Organise and hold, at minimum, two CPD events each year which cater to the needs of this group. Further events (socials, networking, etc) are encouraged.  The committee will offer support, both financially and logistically.

3. To advertise the benefits of CILIP membership to this group.

4. To attend and contribute to meetings of the CILIP East of England Regional Members Network.


What we offer

  • The ability, space, opportunity, and support to shape the future development of the Library and Information sector as part of one of CILIP’s member networks.
  • The chance to make contacts all over the sector and in some of the most prestigious libraries and organisations in East of England.
  • To be a part of a friendly, open, and very supportive team.
  • The opportunity to stretch yourself and learn new skills useful in future job applications.


Time commitment

  • As a member of the CILIP East of England Regional Member Network you will be expected to attend at least one meeting per year and provide written reports on activity to the Chair. Travel expenses will be paid, when necessary. 
  • To be an active and visible presence around CILIP’s annual New Professionals Day (usually held in October).


Knowledge, Experience, Attributes

The New Professionals Support Officer will have the following knowledge, experience, and attributes:


Essential / Desirable

Member of CILIP


Experience in planning and delivering events (solo and/or as part of a team)


A confident networker


A good communicator and confident user of social media


Knowledge of the needs and pressures Students and New Professionals have and face


The ability and willingness to contribute writing to the CILIP East of England Blog



Deadline for applications: 30th January 2022 @ 23:59 GMT.

To apply send a CV and a letter of motivation containing at least one idea for a future event (no more than 500 words) to