How CILIP works

CILIP is a Chartered Institute, charity and professional body.

This section explains how CILIP works, the role and responsibilities of Council, how elections and meetings work, the role of the Presidential Team, CILIP's constitutional documents and subsidiary bodies. 

Good governance is important to making sure CILIP is effective. As a charity and professional body it is essential that the organisation works for the members and for the public good. 

  • Introduction to governance

    CILIP is a Chartered Institute, a charity and a professional body which is governed by its Council - the decision making body that governs the work of the organisation and sets its priorities.

  • CILIP Board

    The CILIP Board is our governing body. This page tells you about the role and membership of the Board and how it works.

  • Presidential team

    The Presidential Team works alongside the Board to support and promote the work of CILIP. Their role is to ensure good governance and to provide scrutiny. They represent CILIP as ambassadors and spokespeople.

  • Board meetings and the AGM

    Board meetings and the Annual General Meeting (AGM) are key events in the CILIP calendar where major decisions about strategy, policy and finances are taken.

  • Constitutional documents

    This page gives an overview of the key documents that govern what CILIP does and how its governance works. Links further down the page will take you to these constitutional documents.

  • Annual report and accounts

    CILIP's Annual Report and Accounts provide a record of the audited accounts for that year as well as the Trustees' Report on activities. 

  • Committees

    CILIP has a number of committees, each of which has a role in helping to deliver its aims and objectives as a membership body and a charity. There is a link below to the governance chart which shows the overall structure. 

  • Thinking about joining the CILIP Board?

    Guidet to standing as a candidate and becoming a member of the CILIP board.

  • Equal opportunities and diversity statement

    Our goal in terms of equal opportunities and diversity is an informed society in which everyone has ready access to the knowledge, information and works of imagination appropriate to their needs, wants and aspirations.