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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 should not be too challenging, and 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 a covering letter stating why you would be suitable for the role to:

Howard Jones CEng MIMechE, South Wales Regional Chair

Email: swaleschair@imechenearyou.org

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Region Secretary

The Region Secretary will be one of the officer roles of the committee.  The secretary will be a pivotal role in the orgnaisation of the South Wales Region Committee and act as liaison between committee members, the chairman and the membership.

The Region Secretary will:

  • Collaborate with the Institution’s HQ based in London.
  • Deputise for the chairman and vice-chairman in times of absence.
  • Organise the Region's committee meetings and be responsible for the writing and distribution of the meeting minutes
  • Associate and collaborate with similar roles in other local professional engineering and scientific institutions.
  • Support the regions Education and Equality and Diversity Officers.
  • Keep the Regional Chair and Committee updated on activities.
  • Be a key link between IMechE HQ and the Region.
  • 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 Equality 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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Education Officer

The Education Officer for the South Wales region is a member of the regional committee who acts to achieve our regional objectives with emphasis on Science Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM).  The education officer will drive interaction between the Region and local education establishments to aid in the development and interaction of the Region in this area.  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 Education Officer will:

  • Collaborate with the Institution’s Education Programme at HQ. 
  • Associate and collaborate with other local professional engineering and scientific institutions and organisations concerning our delivering of educational support in the Region. 
  • Support and collaborate with the regions Outreach and Equality and Diversity Officers.
  • Keep the Regional Chair and Committee updated on activities.
  • Be a member of the Institution.

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Equality & Diversity Officer

The Equality & Diversity Officer for the South Wales region is a member of the regional committee who acts to achieve our regional objectives with emphasis on providing a diverse and inclusive offering to our membership across the Region.  

The Equality & Diversity Officer Will:

  • Collaborate with the Institution’s Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity (ED&I) Programme at HQ in London.
  • Ensure that the Region's programme is inclusive and reaches as many of our membership as possible.
  • Act as a specialist/consultant who can assist the Region in becoming more inclusive.
  • Associate and collaborate with other local professional engineering and scientific institutions and organisations concerning our delivering of ED&I support in the Region. 
  • Support and collaborate with the region's Outreach and Equality and Diversity Officers.
  • 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 a covering letter stating why you would be suitable for the role to:

Howard Jones CEng MIMechE, South Wales Regional Chair

Email: swaleschair@imechenearyou.org

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