Board committees

Tony Bough

Supporting the Board in fulfilling their roles and responsibilities to the Institution.

The Special General Meeting (SGM) held in May agreed proposed changes to our Byelaws which have now been approved by the Privy Council. The specific amendments have allowed the Board of Trustees to update it’s committee structure so that it will be able to reflect best governance practice and help us to continue the modernisation of our organisation.

We are planning to create four new Committees of the Board:

Audit and Risk
The Committee will receive assurance that IOSH internal controls and risk management processes are fit for purpose, protect the integrity of the IOSH brand and are consistent with current UK good practice.

Finance and Investment
The committee will be responsible for aligning the use of resources (financial, workforce and assets) with the strategic direction of the organisation and support the Board of Trustees in meeting its fiduciary duties.

Performance and Development
The Committee will ensure IOSH is accountable to its members and enhance the value of the profession for the benefit of IOSH members in accordance with IOSH’s Charitable Objectives.

Policy and Standards
The Committee will ensure the alignment of IOSH with national and global developments, sector policy and standards. It will also support the Board of Trustees to put in place the framework, currently WORK 2022, setting out the values, culture and behaviours of the Institution that will help deliver its core purpose.

We have created a skills matrix for each Committee to ensure that we recruit the best and most appropriate people to make the new Committees a success and to support the Board in fulfilling their roles and responsibilities to the Institution.

I'm interested, what do I need to do?

The skills, experience and expertise required for each Committee is available in the below skills matrices. This interactive PDF is also the application form should you wish to apply.

Positions are open to all IOSH members. The time commitment is a minimum of 4 days per year but there may be a need where circumstances require for occasional additional ad hoc meetings.

Application forms must be submitted to governance@iosh.com. Deadline for applications is 11 January 2019.

Interviews will be held by the Nominations Committee at The Grange in Leicester on 12 and 13 February. (Video conferencing can be used for those members who cannot attend in person).

If appointed the term of office will either be for one, two or three years. These are staggered to allow for future continuity on the new committees.

Please note that while these positions are voluntary, reasonable expenses will be paid to attend the interview and whilst in post.