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Membership and Professional Development Board

Responsible to the Board of Trustees for oversight of the IET’s portfolio of membership and professional development products and services and for its charitable activities in education.

  • Provide assurance to the Board of Trustees concerning the effective delivery of strategic programmes as delegated by the Board of Trustees;
  • Monitor performance of strategic programmes as delegated by the Board of Trustees.

 

Terms of reference

Strategic advice and support

  • Overseeing the execution of the IET Strategy in respect of membership and professional development products and in the education of 5-19 year olds;
  • Recommending changes to strategic direction of the IET’s membership and professional development products, including advising the Board of Trustees regarding the setting of subscription fees and on membership.

Supporting the effective and efficient delivery of the Corporate Plan

  • Providing input during the creation of the IET Plan, identifying requirements for new initiatives, and the adjustment or cessation of activities;
  • Providing assurance to the Board of Trustees that the final draft Corporate Plan is aligned to their longer range strategic objectives and that the Membership and Professional Development Board has had the appropriate opportunity to input to the planning process;
  • Keeping under review the portfolio of membership and professional development products and services to ensure that they are continuing to meet user needs;
  • Developing strategies for the member-led recruitment and retention of members, and ensuring efficient and effective implementation. Also to ensure the efficient and effective implementation of the strategy through the Communities Resourcing Committee;
  • Ensuring the IET meets the regulatory requirements for the award of professional registration qualifications;
  • Making nominations and approving recommendations for Scholarships, Prizes and Young Professional competition awards;
  • Provide direction and oversight of the IET's Education 5-19 activities;
  • Provide assurance to the Board of Trustees concerning the effective delivery of strategic programmes as delegated by the Board of Trustees.
  • Oversight of the IET's operations in India and China.

Stewardship, assurance and risk management

  • Recommending to the Board of Trustees the creation and dissolution of governance, and other groups which report through the Board;
  • Monitor performance using KPIs, as defined in the IET Plan, and ensuring that progress is being made;
  • Providing advice to the Board of Trustees and the staff on longer range issues that might impact the effective and efficient delivery of the IET Plan and identifying mitigations;
  • Ensuring effective risk management plans are in place for those risks delegated to the Board, in accordance with the IET’s risk management process;  
  • Identifying and responding to other significant and material risks to the IET’s ‘licence to operate’ and its capability to deliver its long term objectives;
  • Monitor performance of strategic programmes as delegated by the Board of Trustees.

Stakeholder management

  • Operating a process to identify and manage all key Membership and Professional Development stakeholders;
  • Identifying key issues and creating an action plan to engage members and other stakeholders both pro-actively and in response to their needs and expectations;
  • Ensuring that the portfolio of membership and professional development products and services takes full account of the needs of young professionals;
  • Liaising with other Boards.