Become a CIWEM accreditation assessor

Are you a chartered member of CIWEM and looking for an opportunity to expand your network and skills?

We are seeking applications for CIWEM accreditation assessors. Join us and help shape the future of the water and environment profession and safeguard and promote CIWEM’s professional standards.

As a global community of professionals, industry organisations, universities, governments and NGOs, CIWEM champions professional standards, impartiality and the use of scientific evidence in the management of the environment. We are all united on the same goal to improve the practice of water and environmental management in ways that benefit society and our environment. One of the ways we achieve that goal is to accredit academic programmes, professional development schemes and Continuing Professional Development activities to prepare the next generation of environmental professionals for careers in water and environmental management.

The accreditation assessors carry out our accreditation processes, overseen by the Accreditation Board.

Why join

By becoming an accreditation assessor, you will have the opportunity to enhance the standards of education and professional development related to the water and environment sector both within the UK and internationally, ensuring that CIWEM’s accreditation schemes are actively championed throughout academia and industry, and current best accreditation procedure is being adhered to. You will gain experience from participating in accreditation assessments and visits, which will elevate your professional work and standing.

About you

CIWEM is committed to encouraging diversity and inclusion, and looks to promote diversity in the environmental and water industries more broadly. We are looking for a diverse range of driven candidates, who will bring a wide range of skills, thinking and perspectives to our accreditation processes.

  • You must be a Chartered Member (C.WEM) of CIWEM
  • Be willing to operate as a CIWEM accreditation assessor of accreditation applications
  • Be an ambassador for CIWEM to champion our work and membership
  • Contribute to the decisions of CIWEM regarding our accreditation schemes and are committed to the principle of collective responsibility
  • Engage actively with members of CIWEM and support the Chief Executive and the executive team in implementing the highest standards of professional accreditation
  • An awareness of higher education and/or professional learning and development
  • Be willing to commit typically 1 day per month in a calendar year to assess accreditation applications and attend accreditation visits

How to Apply

A full role description with more information on the expectations and responsibilities of the position can be downloaded here.

Applications to join as a CIWEM accreditation assessor are open to all active Chartered members of CIWEM. To apply, complete our short application form and email our team at with the following:

  • Your CV (maximum 4 pages)
  • A copy of your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) record for the last 3-years

We're accepting applications until midnight on 6th March 2023.

If you have any questions please call +44(0)207 831 3110 or email we will be delighted to help.

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