Vice-President of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

Job description

Nominations are now open for the role of Vice-President of IOM3. In the normal course of events, the successful candidate would be expected to become President of the Institute in January 2025.

The President plays a key role in the life of IOM3, representing the Institute to the outside world on a range of different occasions. The President is one of the senior Trustees, is Chair of the Advisory Council and sits, along with around a dozen others, on the Executive Board. On average, a President is likely to spend around a day a week on Institute business across their two-year term. The Vice-Presidents, also Trustees of the Institute, support the President in that role before normally themselves becoming President. The time commitment at this point averages a day a month on Institute business. The immediate Past President is also the Chair of the Executive Board, and again is likely to spend a day a week on Institute business for the two years they hold this post.

We are therefore looking for someone with suitable seniority in their area of professional competence, with a strong passion for the Institute’s charitable purpose and its members, demonstrated consistently over time. Given the breadth of activities of the Institute’s members and the technical backgrounds of the current President and Vice-Presidents, we are particularly interested this time round in someone with a strong resource extraction and management background. We are also particularly keen to improve the diversity of our volunteer cadre.


How to apply for this post

Nominees must be voting (corporate) members of the Institute in good standing, normally either a Fellow or with the expectation of Fellowship in the next four years or so. Nomination is by submission of a CV (maximum three pages) and a covering letter (maximum two pages) illustrating the nominee’s suitability and vision for and commitment to the role. Nominations must be supported by statements (maximum one page) from two other voting members (also in good standing). Nomination packs must be received at no later than midnight (BST) on Friday 31 July 2020.

The current President, Prof Serena Best, the immediate Past President, Martin Cox and the Chief Executive, Dr Colin Church, are all available to discuss this position informally in confidence if you should so wish. Please contact us on in the first instance. This is also the address to use for any other queries relating to this role.