We are Recruiting!

Network Manager

Full-time, London based, Salary: £35,000 per annum, Fixed term: 3 years

The Community Managed Libraries National Peer Network (CMLNPN) is recruiting its first paid role, a Network Manager, through the generous support from the National Lottery, the largest funder of community activity in the UK

The Network Manager is joining us at a critical time for the Network. We therefore seek someone who is energetic, strategic, creative, and entrepreneurial; has a keen interest in community libraries and volunteering; and who can support our drive for sustainability and our vision to help CMLs thrive in their own communities.

CMLNPN is a network set up by a group of volunteers in 2017 to help up to 500 community managed libraries (CMLs) to run effectively and successfully by sharing experiences, ideas, learning, and inspiration. We are made up of people and communities who fought to retain their local libraries and related services within the library.

Based in Catford, South-East London, the Network Manager will work alongside CMLNPN Trustees, key stakeholders and two regional Co-ordinators’ to grow a network of community hubs based around the principles of a community library, developed organically with local leadership, to fit local needs to deliver transformational and long-term change to civic life with local communities as the bedrock for that change.

The Network Manager will set up, lead and manage the National Office; oversee the work of the two regional co-ordinators; develop a database and contact list of CMLs across England and Wales; set up and run a tiered membership scheme and revenue plan; develop and manage our membership and partner based activities; support bid writing and business development initiatives; manage our Public Space Management Leadership Programme; maintain communication, marketing, website and social media channels; organise network and shared learning events including an annual conference and support us in producing toolkits, podcasts and learning resources.

Application Process

Download and review a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification.

Submit a covering letter (no more than two pages) and an updated CV showing how you meet the requirements for this role. Please submit your completed application to recruitment@communitylibrariesnetwork.org  by 12 noon on 6th May 2022.  Interviews for this role will be held in week commencing 23 May 2022


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