AGM15: Your institute needs you!

29 April 2015


Think you’ve got what it takes to become a board trustee? If so, then you should possess the following:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the objectives and range of activities of the CIPP
  • Ability to think at a strategic level, understanding both the process of development and implementation of policy and the implications of strategic and policy decisions on the CIPP’s resources
  • Ability to understand budgets and the financial wellbeing of the CIPP
  • Analytical understanding and a logical approach to problem solving
  • Ability to see the external environment objectively
  • Ability to promote the CIPP internally and externally in a positive and constructive way
  • Leadership ability, influencing others and taking decisions as necessary
  • Understanding of a team member role, so as to listen/work constructively with others
  • Specific skills to enhance professionalism including presentation (technical and practical), oral communication (including summarising) and interpersonal skills

Board trustees must be either an associate member (if non-payroll or non-pension qualified) or a full member of the CIPP (if payroll or pension qualified).

The role involves a commitment to four quarterly board meetings, plus occasional ad-hoc meetings (some of which will be by telephone or video conference), as well as representation at a number of Institute events and conferences. During a year the total commitment is expected to be around 8–12 days.

All applicants will be required to submit a candidate statement which will be submitted to the appointments committee for review in accordance with the role specification. Candidates who meet the criteria outlined in the role specification will be voted for by the CIPP members at the Annual General Meeting.

Being a member of the board of trustees is a serious commitment; please only apply if you have the time to dedicate to the CIPP and payroll and pensions professions. Office is held for a minimum of four years. A trustee may stand for re-election, but may not hold office for more than a total of twelve years.

Please email us for more information. The closing date for applications is 1 May 2015 and the Governance Committee shall be meeting in May.

To apply, please complete the below form: