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Join the Presidential team

Vice-President elections now open

IOSH Vice-Presidents

This year, we’re looking for two members to join the existing team of Vice-Presidents (VP) and to represent IOSH from the Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2020, to the AGM in 2023. As a member of the Presidential team your role will be ambassadorial, representing IOSH globally. You will have the opportunity of representing IOSH at various events. As we grow and become a more global institution these opportunities become more global. You could be representing IOSH to our members across our network, at branch and group events, speaking at conferences, participating in podcasts, webinars, interviews.

As a member of the Presidential team you will work closely with the Institution in an ambassadorial capacity, supporting the delivery of key strategic messages to the membership and globally to the wider occupational health and safety profession

Alan Stevens, Head of Strategic Engagement at IOSH, said:

“Becoming an IOSH Vice-President means you can give something back to your professional body. You can play a key role in supporting our vision of a safe and healthy world of work. And if you’re considering standing as President one day, it will give you a chance to get first-hand experience of what the role involves.

“Together, we can make a difference to the world of work. If you are passionate about making a difference and this opportunity excites you, then apply today.”

Working with us as a VP offers you some valuable benefits and will allow you to...

Who can apply?

To apply for a VP role you must be a paid-up member of the Institution, have up-to-date CPD and be one of the following;

  • Chartered Member who is a member of IOSH Council
  • Chartered Member who is a member of a Network (Branch or Group) Committee
  • Chartered Member who is a member of a Standing or Nominations Committee, Sub-Committee or Working Party
  • Chartered Fellow.

Please download the VP role description and the skills matrix for more information. If you would like an informal chat about the role, contact Sunita Patel, Presidential Team Co-ordinator, on +44 (0)116 257 3389.

The skills matrix also acts as the application form. If you are eligible to apply and believe you meet the criteria for this role, please complete the application form and email it to the Governance team, governance@iosh.com.

Applications close at 5pm (BST) on Monday 20 July 2020.

Download the full role description       Download the Skills matrix and application form

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview (via video conference) either w/c 10 August or w/c 17 August 2020. If successful at interview you will then be asked to attend the Council meeting on 23 or 24 September 2020 for a final presentation and nomination by Council.

Additional information

  • Your application will only be deemed valid if received by the specified deadline, you fulfill the eligibility criteria and you, your proposer and your seconder are paid-up members of the Institution with up to date Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
  • Candidates are reminded that no additional literature designed to enhance their prospect of election is to be circulated to members of the Institution.
  • Candidates should not communicate with voting Council members unless invited, by the member to do so.
  • Applicants should be available for interview during the week commencing 10 August or 17 August, and available to give a presentation at the Council meeting on the 23 or 24 September 2020.
  • Council members are able to ask questions of the candidates following their presentation.

Hear from some of our Presidential team

Dr Andrew Sharman, President