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Vice President positions available for 2024

We are now taking applications to join the Trustee Board as a Vice President in 2024.

There are 2x Vice President positions available.

Please see below for more information on the role and how to apply. Copies of all relevant documents can be found at the bottom of the page.

Who is eligible to stand as a Vice President for 2024?

An active current Member, Fellow or Honorary Fellow of the Institute

Not previously served a Vice President, President, Honorary Treasurer or Honorary Secretary of the InstMC.

Not already a member of the Trustee Board in another capacity

UK or Internationally based

(Note: Only one member of the Trustee Board at any time may be based outside of the UK. Trustee meetings are usually held in the morning GMT, and international trustees must be able to attend regularly)

You are NOT eligible if you:

  • are disqualified as a company director
  • have an unspent conviction for an offence involving dishonesty or deception (such as fraud)
  • are an undischarged bankrupt (or subject to sequestration in Scotland), or have a current composition or arrangement including an individual voluntary arrangement (IVA) with your creditors
  • have been removed as a trustee of any charity by the Commission (or the court) because of misconduct or mismanagement
  • are on the sex offenders’ register.

To understand more about the legal responsibilities of being a Charity Trustee please download the guidance from the Charity Commission at the bottom of the page. 


How long is the term?

3 Years


Is there a role description?

Yes you can download it at the bottom of the page.


Are there any key skills that the Board of Trustees ARE particularly seeking for 2024?

Yes. After conducting a skills analysis of the current and Board, the Trustees would be especially keen to seen nominees with experience of:

  • Managing Investments
  • Strategic planning and Business development
  • PR Media relations
  • Income generation.

How many meetings do Trustees need to attend?

Trustees normally meet 5 times a year. Meetings are roughly 2 hours long and take place in the mornings. 3 times a year the Trustees meeting will be followed by a 2-hour Council meeting in the afternoon. Trustees are expected to attend Council meetings.

Usually, one meeting a year will be face to face and the rest held virtually.


Is work expected outside of meetings and meeting prep?

Yes, there will be some work required outside of meetings. This can vary depending on the current needs of the Institute and the skill set of the Vice President. At a minimum you would be expected to reply and contribute to email discussions. Occasionally the Chief Executive may require the support of one or more Trustees on disciplinary or other temporary panels. As a Vice President you would be expected to be actively involved in helping to develop and deliver the strategy and aims of the Institute.


How do I apply?

The first step is to return a nomination form. This form must include the names and signatures of the five current Members, Fellows, or Honorary Fellows who have agreed to support your application.

You can download the form at the bottom of the page.

Digital signatures are acceptable. (The Chief Executive may contact your supporters to confirm)

All candidates are also required to submit a short biography (max 500 words) explaining how they meet the requirements in the role description.

Please return your completed form and biography to the Chief Executive by email


What is the deadline to apply?

Your completed form and biography must be submitted no later than 5pm on 19th December.


What happens next?

The Institute’s Nomination panel will assess all nominations and biographies against the eligibility criteria and role description, and if necessary, conduct interviews with nominees, to ensure they are qualified for the role.

In the event of more qualified candidates than positions, the Corporate membership (Members Fellow and Hon Fellows) will be asked to vote. In the absence of multiple applicants, the sole qualified candidate will be appointed.


Can I apply to join Council instead of the Trustee Board?

There are also Council vacancies for 2024. The calling notice and role description for these positions will be circulated soon. In the meantime, please contact the Chief Executive if you have any questions about upcoming council vacancies.


Who Can I contact If I have questions?

Please contact the Chief Executive Steff Smith at if you have any questions about the role or the process.




Application Form

Role Description

Charity Commission Guidance

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