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IIBA UK is run by a group of volunteers from all over the UK. The board of directors, elected by our members, is responsible for setting the chapter's strategy and ensuring that it progresses and develops for the benefit of our members and the wider BA community.

Three roles are now open for election:

Further to the previously advertised Finance and Operations Director role, the role of Professional Development Director, the role previously filled by Karl Shepherd, is open for election. Karl has been an integral part of the Board for a number of years and he will be missed.

Election process

We'll be writing to IIBA UK members soon with a polling e-mail. If you'd like to vote, you'll need to make sure your IIBA UK membership is up to date - if you need to check, please sign in to the website and check your profile. The ballot will be open for two weeks, after which we'll announce the results by email.

If you'd like to stand for election, please send the following information to president at iibauk.org by 1 February. Please note you must be both an international member of IIBA and a member of the UK Chapter to be eligible.

We'll then contact you to discuss your application.

What's involved in being a director

These are voluntary roles requiring a commitment of at least two days of effort each month. This effort is spread across the month, rather than being two individual days; typically our directors spend about four hours per week across evenings and weekends, which varies with workload. General requirements of being a director are:

Finance Director

The Finance Director manages our finances and ensures we meet regulatory deadlines, such as compiling and submitting yearly accounts to HMRC, and filing the annual Companies House return. The FD also supports the day to day financial administration of the chapter, paying expenses and bills and raising invoices. The FD owns the budgeting process and tracks the chapter’s budget and spend throughout the year. The FD adequately challenges proposed expenditure and reviews business cases as appropriate for larger items of spend to ensure the chapter focuses on those areas which will provide our members with the greatest benefit.

Chris has kindly agreed to perform a thorough hand-over of this role to his successor due to its sensitive and regulatory nature, and the Board will provide support to the newly elected Finance Director too.

Operations Director

The core purpose of this role is to ensure that processes and systems are in place for the effective running of the chapter, such as website functionality and development, Volunteer, Event and Document Management. A key deliverable is the planning, execution and evaluation of the annual IIBA UK Business Analysis Survey. The Operations Director is a pivotal member of the board, ensuring essential processes are in place and documented without becoming time consuming or cumbersome. The Operations Director is the face of the board to new and existing volunteers, ensuring an efficient and personal on-boarding experience and effective use of their skills and resources. The Operations Director also tracks and measures relevant KPIs and produces annual budget for the operational aspects of running of the chapter.

Professional Development Director

The main focus of the Professional Development Director is the definition and execution of development activities for IIBA UK members and the BA profession as a whole. The big immediate emphasis will be the support of the 2019 Mentoring Programme, including administration, facilitation of virtual sessions, resolution of queries/issues and regular reports back to the board. On a more strategic level, the Professional Development Director will be responsible for defining certification support activities (such as study groups or book clubs), liaising with other professional bodies and definition of or input to competency models. This is an exciting role, where the incumbent will have the chance to forge connections between practices in different organisation, facilitate cross-pollination of knowledge and ideas between organisations and sharing career progression opportunities.

This is an excellent chance to make a difference to IIBA UK, and I do hope that you'll consider standing. Should you need to know more about the roles - or if you'd like an informal chat about standing - please don't hesitate to contact Tina Schuster and Nick de Voil at [president at iibauk.org].