South Wales Region Committee Opportunities

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The South Wales Regional Committee of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers are seeking to recruit volunteers in the region to fulfil four specific volunteer roles.

The IMechE is a pioneering organisation at the forefront of the mechanical engineering profession since 1847. This is your opportunity to play your part by using your skills and experience to make a profound impact and help to improve the world through engineering.

There are many benefits to be gained from volunteering in your region with the IMechE, both for you and for your employer. Whilst applying your skills and knowledge to benefit our region you will make new contacts and friends and gain essential career experience by networking with peers to expand your knowledge and benchmark yourself. Through volunteering with the IMechE you can develop valuable job skills such as public speaking, influencing and guiding others to name a few, with most volunteer activity counting toward your CPD.

We know your time is valuable; whilst the roles will be challenging, the goals will be achievable allowing your employed career and family life to be supplemented with the rewards of volunteering.

If you are a member of the IMechE and would like to volunteer, then please apply by sending your recent CV and a covering letter stating why you would be suitable for the role to:

Dave Harwood CEng MIMechE, South Wales Regional Chair

Email: swaleschair@imechenearyou.org

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Regional Head of Outreach

The Regional Head of Outreach is a member of the regional committee who acts to achieve the Institution’s regional outreach objectives. They will work with the Institution’s Head of Engineering Policy and our membership to connect the Institution’s expertise to local government, media and the public to campaign for significant engineering projects within our region.

Regional Head of Outreach will:

  • Associate and collaborate with other local professional engineering and scientific institutions and organisations.
  • Represent the Institution on the Welsh Assembly Governments Cross Party Group for Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine.
  • Maintain awareness of current affairs regarding any significant engineering activity or plans in South Wales.
  • Engage our local membership for opinion on, and direction of, our regional outreach objectives.
  • Lead the Outreach Team to achieve team agreed actions in pursuit of our outreach goals.
  • Keep the Regional Chair and Committee updated on activities.
  • Be a member of the Institution.

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Welsh Officer / Swyddog Cymraeg

The Welsh Officer for the South Wales region is a member of the regional committee who acts to achieve our regional objectives with emphasis on the Welsh Language Community. They will collaborate with the regional Heads of Outreach and Development as well as the regions Education and Equality & Diversity Officers to ensure our relevance within the Welsh Language.

The Welsh Officer will:

  • Collaborate with the Institution’s Merseyside & North Wales Region to benchmark any welsh language activities and gain support.
  • Associate and collaborate with other local professional engineering and scientific institutions and organisations concerning welsh language activities and initiatives.
  • Support and collaborate with the regions Education and Ethics and Diversity Officers.
  • Maintain awareness of any welsh language STEM initiatives and investigate how we could support.
  • Understand the requirements for the region to support the Eisteddfod within the region
    Keep the Regional Chair and Committee updated on activities.
  • Be a member of the Institution.

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If you are a member of the IMechE and would like to volunteer, then please apply by sending your recent CV and a covering letter stating why you would be suitable for the role to:

Dave Harwood CEng MIMechE, South Wales Regional Chair

Email: swaleschair@imechenearyou.org

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