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Applications Invited for UK and Ireland Young Professionals Affinity Group Chair and Vice Chair Positions

Applications are invited from suitably experienced and UK and Ireland (UK&I) Young Professional Affinity Group Members to join the YP Executive Committee for the role of an Affinity Group Chair and Vice Chair.

IEEE UK&I YP Affinity Group is a successor to the Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) that was created over 2 decades ago as a membership program. One of its main aims is to help young professionals within the larger IEEE community to network and to build up their career together with other members.

The Chair is required to direct and drive the Affinity Group to greater heights and achievement and be responsible for the following:

  • Ensuring that at least two technical meetings are conducted and reported in a calendar year.
  • Recruiting volunteers, provide leadership and guidance to them, mentor your successor, and ensure that AG activities are focused on increasing member engagement and satisfaction.
  • Presiding at meetings of the Chapter and the Chapter Committee.
  • Operating the AG to maximize satisfaction of Chapter member needs with the resources available.
  • Preparing reports of AG Activities for submission to the Section Secretary, Region and/or Society Chapter Coordinators.
  • Ensure that the AG is in compliance with IEEE Policies and local regulations.

The Vice-Chair’s role requires leading the group in the Chair’s absence and supporting with undertaking the above-mentioned responsibilities for achieving the Chair’s vision.

Both the Chair’s and Vice-Chair’s role typically require 1-2 hours a week, and at peak periods over 3 hours per week, but most importantly, the role requires someone who will be accessible and available.

Apply for the Post

Please indicate your interest by replying to the IEEE UK & Ireland Section Nomination and Appointment Chair by 24th April 2022 with the following information: