Membership and Professional Development Board
Skills, knowledge and personal characteristics of a member of the Board.
Board Member person specification
Each Board Member should be able to demonstrate as many as possible of the following skills:
- Understanding and commitment to the IET and its objectives;
- An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of Board Membership;
- The ability to make good, independent judgements;
- The ability to develop policy;
- High level strategic thinking and vision;
- Ability to assess performance;
- Ability to think creatively;
- Willingness to speak their mind;
- Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to accept consensus decisions and act upon them;
- Ability to influence, empower and where necessary lead a team;
- Experience in one or more of the sectors of interest to the IET.
The Membership and Professional Development Board as an entity needs skills and experience in the following areas:
- Strategic leadership of a global organization;
- Governance and non-executive directorship;
- Serving the public interest;
- Strategic planning, and monitoring and evaluating performance in commercial and non-profit organisations;
- Policy development;
- Financial management;
- Risk management;
- Influencing stakeholders;
- Public relations/communication/marketing;
- Understanding of the international engineering and technology industry.
- Training and development of engineers – Corporate or Armed Forces;
- Educational curriculum awareness;
- Knowledge of the Skills agendas of Governments (UK and overseas);
- Technician and Apprentice knowledge;
- Diversity and ethical knowledge;
- HE/FE knowledge;
- Knowledge of Qualifications from a Global perspective;
- Knowledge of SMEs in relation to training and development of engineers;
- Knowledge of the IET’s membership and registration processes and the needs of IET’s members in these areas;
- Good understanding of UK-SPEC’.
- Awareness of young persons' issues.