Training and Partnerships Officer

  • Job Reference: TPO2
  • Date Posted: 2 July 2024
  • Recruiter: CILIP
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  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £22,400
  • Sector: CILIP HQ Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent, Part-time

Job Description

Training and Partnerships Officer

Part-Time 28 hours per week 4 days | Permanent | Hybrid | Closing Date Sunday 28 July 2024

Salary: £22,400 pa (pro rata to £28,000 FTE)

Job Reference: TPO2 (Please quote this on any correspondence)

The Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) is a London-based charity with a friendly, hardworking team supporting our members in the UK and internationally.

We have an excellent opportunity for a permanent Training and Partnerships Officer to make a major contribution to the success of the leading professional body for librarians and information professionals.

This is a fantastic role working with a small team supporting the planning and delivery of a sector-leading training offer, CILIP Learn.  CILIP Learn is an exciting new platform under development for CILIP’s learning and CPD offer to members and the sector.

CILIP prides itself on presenting high quality training events, often in partnership with external training providers. Training sessions are specifically designed for those working across the information, knowledge and library professions. Sessions are currently half-day, online training programmes: making them affordable and flexible to fit in around work commitments, and with the attention to detail to gain valuable skills. All our training events are delivered by experienced trainers, with specialist subject knowledge. This role directly supports the delivery of CILIP training, specifically training contracted by employers, and training delivered through partnerships.

The role

Reporting to the Director of Sector Development and working closely with the CILIP Learn Development Manager the Training and Partnerships Officer will support in the delivery of CILIPs training offer. 

The ideal candidate will have a broad experience in delivering or overseeing training delivery, online events and webinars, managing successful relationships with stakeholders and have strong IT skills.  The main responsibilities of the role include:

  • To work with the Director of Sector Development and the CILIP Learn Development Manager to deliver a market-leading training offer for CILIP within CILIP Learn. To deliver and evaluate a portfolio of training events, building effective relationships with training providers.
  • To support successful contract and stakeholder management related to the training partnerships and training contracts.
  • To develop and maintain systems and processes which ensure that the development of the CILIP Learn offer is based on data, evidence and market intelligence.

It is not essential for the candidate to possess prior knowledge of the sector but they will have the right level of knowledge and enthusiasm to learn rapidly and bring their transferable skills to the role.

The role is 28 hours per week, ideally worked over 4 days but we are open to discussions around the working pattern for delivery of this role. 

We look forward to welcoming a dynamic individual to our team who shares our passion for advancing the library and information profession. 


The Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) is the UK’s library and information association. We promote education, literacy and prosperity for all by raising standards in libraries, information and knowledge management. We work to improve services, develop our members’ expertise and champion the sector. We are the only independent voice for the UK’s information profession. We are guided by our Royal Charter to develop and improve library and information services.

This is a fabulous opportunity to join a modern charity and professional body. CILIP is at an exciting phase in its growth with significant investments in member offerings and digital transformation plans.

Our office is conveniently located in The British Library, just a short walk from St Pancras and Kings Cross stations.  Embracing the future of work, CILIP supports hybrid working, allowing the successful candidate the option to work from home three days a week.

Why work for CILIP

  • Hybrid working
  • 25 days' annual leave plus public holidays (increasing after 3 years’ service) pro-rata for part-time employees
  • Generous pension scheme (Employee contribution of 5%, employer contribution of 10%) including death in service benefit
  • Access to CILIP’s Employee Assistance Programme
  • Staff reward scheme offering a range of discounts at over 900 of the UK’s top retailers
  • The option to buy up to 5 days' additional annual leave
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Contribution to eye tests and flu jabs

How to apply

Please send a CV and supporting statement highlighting your relevant skills and experience by email to by 11:59pm on Sunday 28 July 2024

Interview dates

  • Interviews (virtual) will be held on Tuesday 6 August 2024 and Wednesday 7 August 2024 via Teams

CILIP is an equal opportunities employer and committed to championing diversity, inclusion, and representation. We particularly welcome applications from people from under-represented groups. 

If you need any reasonable adjustments for any part of the recruitment process please do let us know.

For more information on how we are embedding diversity at the heart of CILIP and its work visit our website.

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