Policies for IET volunteers

The IET has a number of specific policies that volunteers should adhere to whilst undertaking activity on the Institutions' behalf.

All volunteer roles are key components in delivering essential IET activities, and all activities are subject to policies and procedures that aim to provide consistency of delivery and to ensure compliance with current laws. Where appropriate, IET policies are developed in line with UK law and, for equality, are applied regardless of where the activity is being delivered.

Volunteer policies are developed in alignment with those for staff, and differ only in the processes for managing compliance.

All volunteers are expected to be aware of and comply with these policies. However, some policies are specifically relevant to certain roles and you can find which ones by referring to the volunteer role descriptions. If you have any queries about these policies please contact your normal point of contact.


Bribery policy

All IET volunteers, suppliers, consultants, contractors and agents are required to read, understand and adhere to this policy at all times whilst working or acting for the IET and any of its subsidiaries.

Bullying and harassment policy

The IET is committed to ensuring that all employees and volunteers are treated with dignity and respect and that they are able to undertake activities in an environment which is free from bullying and harassment.

Business cards policy

The IET takes the view that presenting an IET business card at a meeting indicates to the recipient of the card that the holder is formally representing the IET and carries the authority to speak on behalf of the IET within the context of the meeting.

Data Protection policy

This guidance document has been produced for volunteers dealing with personal data.

Equal Opportunities policy

The IET recognises that by encouraging and managing diversity in our workforce and by eliminating discrimination, we can more effectively meet the objectives of our organisation and thereby meet the needs of our staff, membership and customers.

Expenses policy

Information relating to the IET’s policy on expenses and the processes involved in reimbursement.


Policy for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults

This policy outlines the legislation, principles and values that inform the practice of those members, staff and contractors who work with children or vulnerable adults in the course of performing duties or services on behalf of the Institution and/or in the course of representing the Institution. The welfare of the child is paramount.

Managing disagreements guidelines

These guidelines are intended to set out how both staff and volunteers are expected to work together in delivering activities, and aim to create an efficient, professional and pleasant environment. 

Social Media policy

Policy related to the procedures and operation of social media sites that are managed, on behalf of or associated with the IET, by volunteers.

Travel insurance guidelines

The IET offers travel insurance cover to members and non-members traveling on the IET's request.