Vacancy for new IPEM President Elect

President Elect vacancy


In September 2017, Professor David Brettle will reach the end of his term of office as IPEM President and Professor Peter Hoskins will assume the role of President subject to approval of the Board of Trustees at their meeting in June 2017.  This will require a new President-Elect to be appointed at the 2017 Annual General Meeting.

Role of the President-Elect
The President-Elect normally serves for two years. During this time, they sit on the following IPEM committees: Board of Trustees, Finance and Business Planning Committee and Prizes and Awards Advisory Group (as Chair). In addition, the President-Elect may represent the Institute at meetings and social functions and undertake communications with politicians, Government officials and other organisations. They also sit on the Board of IPEM Enterprises Limited, for which meetings are held on the same day as the Finance and Business Planning Committee.  A full role description can be found here.

During this two-year term, the President-Elect is able to develop their awareness and understanding of IPEM’s strategy, structure and processes.

Role of the President
Once appointed, the President will provide overall leadership to the Board, enabling them to collectively and separately fulfil their responsibilities for overall governance and strategic direction of the Institute, in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines. The President chairs the Board of Trustees, Annual General Meetings of the Institute, and board meetings of IPEM Enterprises Limited. The President is also an ex-officio member of all advisory committees of Council (though (s)he does not need to attend meetings). The President represents the Institute at Government, institutional or professional meetings, and ensures reports are collated for submission to the Charity Commission and Company’s House, working with the CEO and through the National Office. 

The information above represents a brief summary of the roles of President-Elect and President. If you are interested in these roles and would like to see the role description and eligibility criteria document for the President Elect please visit the members’ area of the website ‘get involved internal/external vacancies’. A full role description can be found here.


For an informal discussion of the roles, please contact David Brettle president@ipem.ac.uk or Peter Hoskins P.Hoskins@ed.ac.uk

The application process
The Board of Trustees have agreed that the process for selecting the President-Elect will involve a request for applications from all members of IPEM who are eligible for the role i.e. IPEM Fellows.   Trustees will consider all candidates’ applications, and if more than one candidate meets the essential aspects of the person specification, a ballot will be held involving all voting members of IPEM. 

Applications for the role of President-Elect are now invited by completing the application form and including a CV.

Application documents should be emailed to marie@ipem.ac.uk or posted to:

Marie Goodall
Executive Secretary                               
Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine
Fairmount House,
230 Tadcaster Road,
York  YO24 1ES    

to arrive not later than Friday 28th April 2017
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