Job Description

Treasurer Role Description

Purpose of role: Officer responsible for all financial matters for the LGBTQ+ Network Committee. The role holder must be a member of CILIP. This role is open to people who identify as LGBTQ+ or Queer.


  1. To administer the LGBTQ+ Network Committee’s finances including payment of expenses, processing invoices, monitoring cash flow, maintaining the cash book, record keeping, preparation of VAT returns and co-ordinating income.
  2. To attend committee meetings to present an accurate picture of the LGBTQ+ Network Committee’s financial situation and to authorise expenditure.
  3. To advise the Chair on all financial issues and the financial implications of decisions and potential courses of action.
  4. Undertaking financial planning for the LGBTQ+ Network  Committee with the Chair and other committee members.
  5. Liaising with CILIP’s Finance Team to ensure prompt receipt of capitation, submission of VAT returns and annual accounts and any other information required by CILIP.
  6. To ensure the LGBTQ+ Network Committee complies with terms outlined in CILIP’s Treasurer’s Guidelines document, CILIP Expenses Policy and any other applicable governance documentation.
  7. To prepare annual accounts for the independent audit and to prepare and present the annual financial report for the Annual General Meeting.
  8. As one of the officers, to participate in overall management of the LGBTQ+ Network Committee.
  9. To promote the membership and benefits of the  LGBTQ+ Network and CILIP within the library and information profession.

CILIP is committed to championing diversity, inclusion and representation. We particularly welcome applications from BAME, disabled and LGBTQ+ candidates, who have historically been under-represented on our committees.


Free memberships for library and information workers from BAME backgrounds

As part of our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, the CILIP Board has set an organisation-wide goal of 20% BAME representation on all of CILIP’s boards and committees by the end of 2022. To facilitate this, we are offering up to 150 complimentary memberships to library, knowledge and information workers from BAME backgrounds who are duly selected to join a committee before the end of 2022. This offer is open to CILIP members and non-members.


The amount of time this role takes up will vary and may be 1-3 hours per month and during events is likely to increase.

To apply, please send in the application form to with the subject “Committee Role Application”. 

OPTIONAL: If you choose to apply for this role, please consider filling out CILIP’s Diversity monitoring form at Completion is entirely optional. An option of ‘prefer not to say’ is included for every question. The form will be reviewed by Yvonne Morris, CILIP’s EDI Programmes Manager only. Anonymised data will be captured and the form deleted within a month of the vacancy being filled.  

For an informal chat about the role, please send an email to Deborah at