- 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 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.
- Awareness of young persons' issues.