Job Description

Purpose of role: Officer responsible for all secretarial matters for the ARLG Southern Region Committee. The role holder must be a member of CILIP.

The Committee for the ARLG Southern Region would like to appoint a Secretary to start as soon as possible. The secretary will be responsible for organising and minuting committee meetings, supporting admin tasks for events and contributing to the committee’s presence on CILIP’s membership platform.

Our remit is to:

  • Organise an annual event aimed specifically at Library Assistants (very popular in the past as it fills a niche training gap).
  • Host guest speakers (recent events have included Andy Priestner and Andrew Walsh).
  • Deliver themed events. Previous topics have included social media and information literacy.(These often draw on the expertise of our colleagues in the region allowing them presentation opportunities and us to tailor the events to our own local needs.)

We are a friendly group who meet online or across the region depending on the membership. We currently have representation from Southampton and Winchester and welcome members living / working in any part of the Southern region (Hampshire, Dorset and West Sussex). Reasonable travel expenses to attend meetings or lead events will be reimbursed.

Ideally, the appointee will begin working with the Committee immediately. Please email Mike Jones (ARLG Southern Chair) via to find out about the role and apply for the position.