Networks committee

The Networks committee acts as a channel between the various branch, group, district and section committees and the Board of Trustees (BoT).

The committee meets four times a year (currently January, April, July and October), with copies of its minutes circulated to both the BoT and Council for information. The committee is run in line with the Terms of Reference (Word document 53kB), which are modified as and when required.

They consider all aspects of the Networks and are kept fully informed by reports presented at each meeting, giving highlights from the Networks’ activities and any issues. 

The purpose of the committee is to provide strategic governance, leadership and support to the Networks by:

  • monitoring the effectiveness and efficiency of Networks, considering how all deliver value for their members. This includes being aware of current member needs, expectations and future requirements
  • developing priorities, plans and associated projects, including key global alliances
  • reviewing the boundaries and remits of Networks
  • approving title changes of Networks
  • acting as a conduit for members’ concerns about the impact of new policies on Networks
  • seeking Council’s opinions on strategic issues and policy developments

Vacancies for the committee are posted on the IOSH website, and recruitment is based on applications and interviews.

There are Member Advisory Panels (MAPs) associated with, and overseen by, the Networks Committee, which report to managers at IOSH head office. Current MAPs cover Networks Conference programme planning; group peer reviews; member communications; dispute resolution; branch budget peer reviews and decisions on major projects.

You can apply to join some MAPs. In other cases, Networks are requested to put forward representatives. Calls for applications are posted on the IOSH website and the Networks that are requested to provide a representative are rotated each year.

You can contact the Networks Committee by email or by using this webform.

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