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Stand for Election

26 July 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Heather Ette
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Your Invitation to stand for the IEP Board

The Institute of Employability Professionals (IEP) is first and foremost a Membership organisation. Its Members and Fellows can participate in a number of ways but it's especially important to get involved in deciding who runs the IEP on a day to day basis, and sets its strategy. As you will probably know that's the IEP Board. You can read more about the make-up If the current Board here. Every year a number of Directors complete their term of office and stand down and you have the chance to stand for Election as a Board Member; and to vote in the election yourself.

This year there are going to be five (5) vacancies on the Board so we want a good number of candidates to come forward and we really want those candidates to come from a wide range of backgrounds; you must be an IEP Member, Associate or Fellow to stand for Election. We would particularly welcome candidates from frontline delivery and frontline management roles and from a whole range of organisations to stand for Election. If you are not a current member of the IEP you can upgrade your membership here.

If you want to stand here's how its going to work:

1.     Complete the application form here to confirm that you wish to stand for election and to inform us of how your skills or experience would contribute to the IEP Board’s work. Your completed application must be submitted to by midday on Friday 30 August 2019;

2.     During the first week in September we will put all received candidate’s statements together in an Election Pack with a link to a Voting Form and send them out electronically to all Associates, Members and Fellows of the IEP. All votes must be completed by midday on Friday 20 September. Any votes cast after this time will not be counted.

3.     Representatives of the IEP Board and IEP Executive Team count the votes during the week of 23 September and notify successful and unsuccessful candidates, in confidence, at the start of October;

4.     The new Directors will be formally announced at the IEP AGM on 16 October, and in Employability Professional (EP) shortly after.

So, it's not a difficult or painful process to stand for Election. No speeches are required! and being on the Board is a great development experience. It's a really good way of helping steer the IEP, and getting involved in some fascinating projects and activities. If you do decide to stand good luck, but above all, whether or not you stand do please vote: it's your IEP.  

Kind regards

Scott Parkin FIEP
Chief Executive
Institute of Employability Professionals (IEP)