- Contract type: Voluntary role
- Closing date: 14 Dec 2020
Want to become more involved with the Institute? Why not put yourself forward to chair the Board of this vibrant member-led technical community?
Volunteering for membership scrutineering or our technical and member activities is a great way of networking - come and join us!
If you would like to get more involved with IOM3, there is a range of opportunities to do so for members of all grades.
Our volunteers play a vital role in our success, supporting IOM3 in reaching its goals and delivering member benefit. We have roles for volunteers with strong technical expertise, experience of any of the range of IOM3 activities including accreditation, awards, conferences and events, education and outreach, information management, training, professional registration and publishing, or a background in audit, finance, law, governance or membership. In return, you will receive training appropriate to your role and get to be part of the life of your Institute, with the opportunity to develop new skills as part of the wider Institute team delivering our vision to be recognised as the global leader for professionals involved with the materials cycle.
IOM3 is keen to encourage diversity in its volunteer cohort and particularly to recruit more women members to its boards, committees and scrutineer panels. Some of the opportunities for involvement and the degree of commitment required, as well as any qualifications, are described below.
Members who were active within IOM3 said that by being a member of a committee, division or board, they benefitted from the networking that it provides, and the knowledge and expertise that they gain from other members. Younger members felt that it helped them to enhance their learning and get greater support in becoming chartered/registered.
Volunteer applications are considered on an ongoing basis and we are happy to arrange informal conversations for anyone who wants to find out more about the opportunities.
We look forward to hearing from you and hopefully welcoming you to our enthusiastic body of volunteers!
As a member of a Governance Board you will become more involved with the Institute and provide strategic guidance to assist us in reaching our goals.
At the moment, we have particular opportunities for individuals with strengths in:
As a member of a technical community board or committee you represent the views of professionals working within the technical field in question. You may help to organise events, comment upon developments, reply to consultations or nominate worthy award winners or select award recipients from the point of view of that community.
Organising events and representing the views of the relevant IOM3 member network, including the Women in Materials, Minerals & Mining and the Student & Early Career Committee.
Taking on a role for or becoming actively involved in organising events for a local society.
Assessing the credentials of applicants against Fellowship grade criteria and registration criteria of the Engineering Council, Science Council and Society for the Environment.
Assessing the competence of applicants for the award of Engineering Council, Science Council and Society for the Environment levels of professional registration.
Commitment: 1 day of training which must be repeated every 3 years. Interviews are arranged in day-long sessions of 3 or 4. Preparation is required pre-interview of 30 minutes for each application. You can commit to as many as you are willing to undertake.
Where? Remote preparation; interviews are currently being held through MS Teams.
Requirements: Hold the level of registration or above of the application being assessed. Skilled in respective technical field.
Assessing whether a Higher/Further Education provider meets the requirements for accreditation, or a Company IPD scheme meets the requirements for approval.
Supporting individuals who wish to achieve professional registration against the standards of the Engineering Council, Science Council and Society for the Environment.