At the IIBA UK chapter, we are focussed on promoting the BA profession within the UK and delivering interesting and effective events to our members. You may not be aware that the UK Chapter is run entirely by volunteers, including a team of voluntary directors who set the strategy and manage the operations behind the scenes.
Each director is elected for a term of two years, and a number of positions will shortly be due for re-election. Alongside this, to ensure that we're positioned to develop the organisation as effectively as possible we have created a new board position which will focus purely on Professional Development. It is an exciting time for IIBA UK, as we have seen a period of sustained growth, and have developed a clear strategy for progressing the organisation further over the coming years.
I am pleased to say that the majority of the existing directors have indicated they will be standing for re-election, and hope you'll join me in supporting them. However, it is with regret that I announce that one existing director (David Reinhardt) will be standing down. I have enjoyed working with David very much and would like to extend my personal thanks for his involvement over the past 2 years.
Over the next few weeks, we will be holding an election for the roles that are due for re-election. This is a great opportunity to be part of a vibrant community of BAs who are passionate about driving the profession forward, and I would encourage you to consider whether you could stand. All these roles are voluntary, and we ask that you commit to at least 2 days of effort per month to the role. This effort will be spread across the month, rather than being two individual days; typically our board members spend about 4 hours per week across evenings and weekends, which varies with workload. All of the roles will need support from volunteers to help with operational activities and it will be part of the Director's responsibility to identify and manage their supporting volunteers. This is a great opportunity to develop your career, be part of a growing professional body (as a registered Director of a limited company) and utilise and develop skills above and beyond your day job.
The roles due for re-election are briefly described below, and I do hope you'll consider standing. However, should you want to discuss this further informally first, please do not hesitate in contacting me.
IIBA UK Chapter
Nominees must be over 18 years of age and be a UK resident. We do ask that all Directors maintain their IIBA and IIBA UK chapter membership throughout their term of appointment, however you can still nominate yourself even if you're not yet an IIBA member (although we would request that you join if you were successful in securing a role)
To nominate yourself for a role please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Your e-mail must include:
1. A clear indication of which role or role(s) you would like to nominate yourself for
2. A short paragraph describing your background and why you are suitable for the role. This paragraph will be used during the election. This should be 150 words or less.
3. A daytime telephone number (in case of query)
All nominations must be received by 19:00 on Friday 1st June 2015. Regrettably, we are unable to accept any nominations that are received after this time
A brief description of each of the roles up for election is included below. You are able to stand for any of the roles below, and you may choose to stand for more than one role if you wish. It should be noted that as a voluntary organisation, the boundaries of these roles are fluid, and as a board we work closely together. There is the opportunity to expand into other areas, if a successful candidate desires.
Business Development Director: Responsible for identifying opportunities for the IIBA to increase its UK membership, working to maximise the number of corporate members, identifying mutually beneficial partnerships with other professional bodies and defining the conference strategy for the UK Chapter. This is a wide-ranging role, and the successfully elected director will help shape the role profile.
Communities Director (Scotland, North, Midlands): The core purpose of this role to maintain a successful community and encourage active participation from professional and committed volunteers. Full description of the role
Communities Director (South West & Wales): Tina Schuster will stand for re-election. The core purpose of this role to maintain a successful community and encourage active participation from professional and committed volunteers. Full description of the role
Finance Director: Sarah Fitton will stand for re-election. Responsible for ensuring the smooth and sustainable financial operation of the organisation, including preparing of annual accounts and ensuring all relevant filing deadlines are met. Responsible for ensuring directors prepare budgets, and that those budgets are tracked. Also responsible for day-to-day financial administration and management of the organisation. Full description of the role
Professional Development Director: New role. Existing director Karl Shepherd will stand for election in this role. A newly created role which will focus on providing regular and new professional development opportunities to the IIBA UK Community. The successfully elected director will help to shape the role profile.
Operations Director: Corrine Thomas will stand for re-election. The core purpose of this role is to ensure that the processes and systems are in place for the effective running of the IIBA UK Chapter. Full description of the role
Director without Portfolio (Currently elected as President): Adrian Reed will stand for re-election. The President chairs the board, and works with directors to set the organisations strategy. The role involves building relationships with IIBA Central, and other complimentary organisations. * It should be noted that members elect the board of directors, and the board of directors elects its president from within. Full description of the role