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Committee Purpose and Structure

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 Member Network Committee Structure

 

The Member Network Committee will normally be composed of the following:

Honorary Officers

  • Convenor (who will also be the Chair of the committee)
  • Vice-Convenor
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

and

Ordinary Committee Members

  • A maximum of 12 CIEEM members at different membership grades, providing a balanced representation of members at different stages of their career.

For Geographic Section committees, a committee members’ home or principal work address must be within the geographic area represented by the Section that they serve.

For Special Interest Group committees, committee members may be resident anywhere, but should be able to offer some experience or expertise in the particular topic area of the group.

For further details please see items 12 and 13 of the CIEEM Governance Regulations.


The role of a Geographic Section Committee is to:

  • promote the Chartered Institute and its work;
  • promote membership of the Chartered Institute to eligible individuals and organisations;
  • arrange a programme of events, meetings and activities for the benefit of members and to complement centrally-organised activities;
  • contribute support to the CIEEM programme of conferences;
  • provide the Secretariat with information on planned activities and proposed expenditure;
  • provide a representative to attend the Advisory Forum in order to bring the needs of the members to the Secretariat’s attention, especially in relation to matters of professional standards, continuing professional development and external policy;
  • promote careers in ecology and environmental management to students of local schools and higher education institutions;
  • support the Chartered Institute’s President and Vice-Presidents in representing the Chartered Institute at formal events, meetings and workshops;
  • liaise (in coordination with the Secretariat) with regional or national groups of other relevant professional bodies with a view to increasing understanding between the professions;
  • operate within the operational, financial and strategic framework approved by the Governing Board and in accordance with the Geographic Section Regulations;
  • provide regular reports on Section activities for In Practice and the Governing Board, and
  • hold an annual meeting.

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The role of a Special Interest Group Committee is to:

  • promote networking and the sharing of knowledge and good practice amongst the Chartered Institute’s members in relation to the area of Special Interest;
  • arrange an occasional programme of events, meetings and conferences relevant to the area of Special Interest;
  • provide the Secretariat with information on planned activities and proposed funds expenditure when requested to do so;
  • bring the needs of the members of the Special Interest Group to the Secretariat’s attention, especially in relation to matters of professional standards, continuing professional development and relevant external policy;
  • contribute to the Chartered Institute’s response to relevant national policy consultations;
  • operate within the operational, financial and strategic framework approved by the Governing Board; and
  • provide regular reports on Special Interest Group activities for In Practice and for the Governing Board.

 

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