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Communities Committee member - person specification

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
  • Integrity
  • 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.


  • Legal
  • Awareness of young persons issues.