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Volunteer Engagement Board - person specification

Board member person specification

  • Understanding and commitment to the IET 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 IET.

The Volunteer Engagement Board as an entity needs 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 the international engineering and technology industry.


  • Good understanding of the breadth of IET activities (involving members and volunteers)
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Understanding recruitment, motivation and training practice
  • Experience in volunteer engagement.


  • Legal
  • Awareness of young persons' issues.