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Council - member person specification

As a member of the council you should have:

  • an understanding and commitment to the IET and its objectives
  • an understanding and acceptance of the duties and responsibilities of Council membership and volunteers generally
  • integrity
  • the ability to make good, independent judgements
  • strategic thinking and vision
  • the ability to think creatively
  • a willingness to speak their mind
  • the ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to accept consensus decisions and act upon them.

Council as an entity needs skills and experience in the following areas:


• Governance (charity)
• Serving the public interest
• Understanding of the breadth of the international engineering and technology profession.


• Diversity and inclusion
• Communications
• Representation within a membership body.


• Understanding of risk management and monitoring governance.