CIWEM Early Careers Network steering group applications open

We are seeking applications to fill vacancies on CIWEM's Early Careers Network steering group, with high calibre early-career professionals who will be able to shape the future of the network.

The Early Careers Network is a community of over 800 professionals and students in the water and environment sector, who are typically in the first five years of their careers. The network provides career support to professionals starting out in the sector and facilitates a platform for professionals to collaborate, share, and develop, alongside other like-minded individuals from CIWEM’s global community.

The network is led by a steering group made up of 15 early-career CIWEM members, who are ambassadors for CIWEM and lead the network’s strategic direction. The steering group combats challenges that face early-career professionals and organises activities including networking events, webinars and workshops, amongst other opportunities to get involved with CIWEM’s activities.

What is required from the steering group

The steering group attends regular meetings, which are currently held online. Successful applicants will be expected to attend the following meetings scheduled for the end of this year and next year:

  • Tuesday 25 October 2022, 9:00am – 10:30am BST
  • Tuesday 24 January 2023, 9:00am – 10:00am GMT
  • Tuesday 25 April 2023, 9:00am – 10:00am BST
  • Tuesday 25 July 2023, 9:00am – 10:00am BST
  • Tuesday 24 October 2023, 9:00am – 10:00am BST

The role of Chair

We are also recruiting for the role of Chair, who will provide support to the CIWEM executive in running steering group meetings. The Chair will be expected to liaise between the steering group and CIWEM executive, help prepare the agendas for meetings, chair the meetings and work with the CIWEM executive to prioritise meeting actions. Please specify whether you would like to apply for this position in the application form, describing why you are a good fit for the role.

To apply for the steering group, you should:

  • Be an active member of CIWEM (at any grade)
  • Be an ambassador for CIWEM to champion our work and membership
  • Be willing to serve for a period of 1 year, up to a maximum of 3 years
  • Be willing to commit 1 day per month, including attendance at steering group meetings 4 times per year

Appointment process

  • Any active member of CIWEM may apply by Friday 23 September 2022
  • Applications will be assessed and short-listed
  • Short-listed candidates will be interviewed, virtual interviews are expected to take place early October 2022
  • Successful candidates will be notified and will be expected to attend the first steering group meeting on Tuesday 25 October 2022, 9:00am – 10:30am BST

How to apply

To apply, please fill in the online application form here.

The closing date for applications is Friday 23 September 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact

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