Play your part in running IFST: Committee vacancy opportunities

IFST’s work is overseen by various committees and panels. We’re a finite community of professionals and we’re keen to ensure our committees and panels have good representation from across the sector to take that work forward. Playing your part shouldn't take up a lot of time, typically between two and four meetings a year. So if you’re interested in getting involved, do put yourself forward for the roles below.

MAP assessor vacancies

Are you a Member or Fellow who could contribute a few hours each month to assess applications? The Membership Assessment Panel is currently looking to recruit new assessors to help with the increasing number of applications for membership and the expansion of our professional registers.

An assessor's role involves examining new applications to determine eligibility for Membership (MIFST) and Fellowship (FIFST), and the Science Council's Registers - Chartered Scientist, Registered Scientist and Registered Science Technician. Find out more here.

Finance Committee vacancies

Perhaps you have a small-business brain? IFST already relies on the executive team and good accountants and financial advisers to look after the finances, so the role of the Finance Committee is to oversee, challenge, and support that activity.  We’re looking for new Finance Committee members, particularly early or mid-career, with an interest in finances or the running of a small business like IFST. You don’t need to be a finance whizz but knowing your way around a budget would probably help. If you’re interested or would like to know more, please get in touch.

Volunteers’ Advisory Group vacancies

Are you ready to help us grow and nurture self-supporting networks of members?  The role of the Volunteers’ Advisory Group is to facilitate member-led activity across IFST, to ensure we have the tools and information we need, that our work aligns with IFST overall strategic priorities, to share good practice, and celebrate our successes. Members’ Week in March 2021 was the brainchild of the Volunteers’ Advisory Group. We’re looking for new members to help take forward that work or develop new and innovative ways of supporting our community.  If you’d like to know more, please get in touch.

If this is something that you are interested in or would like more information please get in touch with Andrew Gardner (Operations Director).