Directorial remits

This page sets out the remits of each of the directors who make up the CIEP Council.

All directors

  • Manage their own budgets in collaboration with our external financial adviser.
  • Update public information about areas in their remit.
  • Meet at least monthly, usually online.
  • Discuss issues arising, plan action and make decisions on the Council forum.
  • Participate in Council and member-led working groups.


  • Oversee the work of staff, directors and volunteers.
  • Steer the Institute as a whole, including its strategic plans.
  • Liaise with the external financial adviser.
  • Chair the Institute's annual general meeting and council meetings.
  • Represent the Institute in dealings with external bodies.

Meet the team: chair


  • Support the chair and deputise for them as required.

Meet the team: vice-chairs

Communications director

  • Lead on strategy for how the CIEP communicates with members.
  • Be the Institute’s brand guardian, including reviewing cross-remit member communications, guidelines and web page content for brand tone and user experience.
  • Support the information and EDI teams on solutions-based content that promotes the Institute’s values.
  • Assume responsibility for the Style Guide and Branding Guidelines.
  • Organise monthly Council News.
  • Ensure members know how to access tools and resources.

Meet the team: communications director

Community director

  • Manage the CIEP’s local groups, including support of local group coordinators in organising meetings and representing CIEP values.
  • Support the CIEP’s two Cloud Clubs and the Cloud Club coordinators similarly.
  • Develop the CIEP’s range of special interest groups (SIGs), including recruitment and support of SIG coordinators.
  • Promote CIEP group membership, for example by publishing Groups News monthly.
  • (Jointly with the marketing director) Support the discovery coordinator in delivering CIEP discovery meetings to non-members.
  • (Jointly with the digital services director) Build the CIEP’s capacity to moderate its member forums effectively, to include recruitment and support of forum moderators.

Meet the team: community director

Conference director

  • Plan the conference programme, including making arrangements for any entertainment, displays etc.
  • Find speakers and liaise with them.
  • Liaise with the conference venue regarding all arrangements and details; research and visit potential venues.
  • Prepare information for delegates and booking forms.
  • Oversee the sponsorship campaign, working with the conference sponsorship coordinator.

Meet the team: conference director

Digital services director

  • Manage and develop the CIEP website.
  • Manage and develop the CIEP forums.
  • Manage technical discussions with the CIEP’s IT suppliers, and corresponding action plans.
  • Manage all CIEP domains and email accounts.
  • Communicate with and manage web content team, forum moderators and other volunteers.

Meet the team: digital services director

Equality, diversity and inclusion director

  • Plan policy, strategy and practical initiatives to promote equality, diversity and inclusion throughout the work of the CIEP and its members.
  • Contribute to developing resources to enable members to practise conscious and inclusive editing.
  • Identify and work to remove barriers faced by editors from minoritised and marginalised backgrounds in participating fully in CIEP activities and in progressing in the profession more broadly.
  • Receive any reports made under the CIEP Dignity Policy and oversee action taken in response.
  • Conduct periodic EDI audits of CIEP membership.

Meet the team: EDI director

Information director

  • Lead on strategic thinking about the CIEP’s information provision.
  • Advise on content/resource proposals and ideas.
  • Assume editorial responsibility for information content published.
  • Manage the information team, including giving moral support and reassurance.
  • Manage and work with design coordinator to ensure all content published is correct and appropriate.
  • Create/maintain guidelines and process resources

Meet the team: information director

Marketing director

Raise the profile of the CIEP, notably:

  • Promote the benefits of membership.
  • Publicise and promote take-up of CIEP training and mentoring.
  • Encourage clients to use our members' services.
  • Publicise and promote the CIEP conference and other events.
  • Look after advertising, press releases, guest articles, publicity materials, media contacts and sponsorship.
  • Manage the social media team.
  • Oversee and schedule social media content, activity and campaigns, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Meet the team: marketing and PR director

Membership director

  • Manage the membership renewal and joining processes, for individual and Corporate Members.
  • Oversee the membership database and corresponding reports.
  • Run the annual membership survey, survey of lapsed members and other surveys.
  • Manage membership benefits with the benefits coordinator.

Meet the team: membership director

Professional standards director

  • Maintain, publicise and update the CIEP’s editorial syllabus and standards, liaising with BSI and ISO as required.
  • Create, update and evaluate editorial tests and develop the CIEP’s range of editorial qualifications.
  • Manage the complaints procedure.
  • Oversee the update of the Institute’s statutes: Regulations and Bylaws.
  • Manage the (anonymous) Admissions Panel, including supervision and recruitment.
  • Liaise between the council and the Admissions Panel.
  • Ensure the upgrade process is updated as required, in agreement with the council and members of the Panel.
  • Respond to queries about upgrading from individual members.
  • Organise continuing professional development events on topics of interest to members.

Meet the team: professional standards director

Special projects director

  • Lead on cross-remit special projects, to include such business-critical matters as:
    • a focus on CIEP strategy
    • a review of business continuity and key-person risk
    • a volunteering framework.
  • Sustain momentum in Council and pick up strategically valuable work with no natural remit-specific home.
  • Deliver additional resource to remits flexibly as appropriate and where operationally essential.

Meet the team: special projects director

Training director

  • Create new courses, including commissioning, content and uploading, with the help of online content managers.
  • Recruit trainers, induct them and coordinate their work.
  • Manage the update of all course content.
  • Manage workshops and in-house courses with the help of office staff.
  • Manage mentoring, mentors and senior mentors.

Meet the team: training director