Committee Structure

Our committee structure is intentionally flat to reflect the fact that we are an inclusive and accessible organisation, and that we share the burden of administration as equally as possible.

There is plenty of flexibility to adapt our committee structure to enable it to best serve the Area.  For example, it is possible to introduce vice-positions, or to share (some) roles between two people. It is also possible for local colleges and universities to be represented on the committee.

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated, and committed people to get involved and join us.

 




Chair

The Chair's primary role is to provide leadership, direction, and support to the rest of the committee. He or she is responsible to the Regional Chair for the activities and finances of the committee and must ensure that the committee operates within the Institution's by-laws and guidelines. He or she also has the casting vote in the event of a tie.

The Chair represents the Area Committee at meetings of the Regional Committee, which are held quarterly in Birmingham. He or she may also represent the Committee at meetings of the Young Members' Board (usually in London), if appropriate.

In consultation with the rest of the committee, the Chair determines how the Area will deliver its obligations to meet the strategic objectives of the Institution and Region. Typically, this involves planning a balanced programme of events for the year ahead.  The Chairman is then responsible for delivering this programme.


IT Guru

The success of the Committee depends, in part, on the sharing of information. In order to help plan our events and keep track of activities across the Area, we would like to introduce a Volunteers' Wiki and an event tracking database. For this, we need an IT Guru!

The IT Guru is responsible for creating and maintaining these tools and for ensuring that all data is kept in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

 

IT Guru

The success of the Committee depends, in part, on the sharing of information. In order to help plan our events and keep track of activities across the Area, we would like to introduce a Volunteers' Wiki and an event tracking database. For this, we need an IT Guru!

The IT Guru is responsible for creating and maintaining these tools and for ensuring that all data is kept in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

 

IT Guru

The success of the Committee depends, in part, on the sharing of information. In order to help plan our events and keep track of activities across the Area, we would like to introduce a Volunteers' Wiki and an event tracking database. For this, we need an IT Guru!

The IT Guru is responsible for creating and maintaining these tools and for ensuring that all data is kept in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

 

IT Guru

The success of the Committee depends, in part, on the sharing of information. In order to help plan our events and keep track of activities across the Area, we would like to introduce a Volunteers' Wiki and an event tracking database. For this, we need an IT Guru!

The IT Guru is responsible for creating and maintaining these tools and for ensuring that all data is kept in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

 

Secretary

The Secretary is responsible for the general administrative affairs of the committee. In particular, he or she organises the committee meetings, takes minutes, and disseminates information as necessary.  The Secretary also acts as a point of contact for the committee to members, non-members, volunteers, and external organisations.


Treasurer

The Treasurer maintains the accounts of the Committee and ensures that the Institution's funds are spent in a manner that produces the greatest value and benefit for its members. He or she is jointly responsible (with the Chair) for the finances of the Committee and must ensure that the committee operates within the Institution's financial guidelines.

The Treasurer maintains the committee cash sheet, pays invoices and expense claims in a timely manner, and reports to the Regional Treasurer on a monthly basis.


Professional Development Co-ordinator(s)

The most important function of the Area Committee is to support the professional development of local engineers, especially those who are members of the Institution. Our Professional Development Co-ordinator(s) are responsible for delivering a balanced programme of events that support Continuous Professional Development (CPD) at all levels.  These includes technical presentations, site visits, networking sessions, and more...


Education / STEM Co-ordinator(s)

STEM education is a very high priority for the Institution, which is reflected in its Five Tribes and Big Ideas reports. The Education Co-ordinator(s) are responsible for engaging with local schools and colleges to support STEM learning through the STEM Ambassador scheme.  He or she is also responsible for ensuring that all of our STEM activities are performed in accordance with the Institution's guidelines.


Publicity / Media Officer

The Publicity Officer is responsible for creating promotional material in support of committee events and activities.  He or she maintains contacts with local media outlets and issues press releases as necessary. The Publicity Officer is responsible for maintaining the brand integrity of the Institution in accordance with it's brand guidelines.


Website Officer

The Website Officer is responsible for maintaining the Near You webpages for the Area (i.e. this website). He or she must keep the webpages up to date with all of our events and ensure that our other information is current and relevant.  Most of our enquiries are made through Near You, so this role is absolutely crucial to our success.



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