Skills, knowledge and personal characteristics of a member of the committee.
Member person specification
Each committee member should be able to demonstrate as many as possible of the following skills:
- Understanding and commitment to the Institution 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 Institution.
The Communities Committee need skills and experience in the following areas:
- Strategic leadership of a global organisation;
- 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.
- Operations experience in a sales & marketing environment at corporate level;
- Working experience in the defined region;
- Good connections across the defined region;
- Good knowledge of the issues that affect the delivery of the IET’s products and services across the region;
- Experience with an international community of people and organisations;
- A highly regarded professional stature and credibility;
- Good understanding of current IET products & service, and the institution’s operation.
- Awareness of young persons issues.