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Independent Chair required

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is seeking an independent person to Chair its Board of Trustees.

You will help formulate, monitor and review our strategic aims and ensure best practice in governance. As well as leading the Board, the Chairperson will work in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer to help implement the strategic aims and optimise the relationship between the Trustees, the Institute’s permanent staff and local volunteers.

The CIPHE, which was established in 1906, is a registered charity and a professional body of over 8,000 members. It has the support of approximately 200 manufacturing companies.

Applications are invited from persons (not members of the CIPHE) with an interest in public service and a passion for excellence who can demonstrate:

  • Leadership skills gained in the community, business or workplace.
  • Strong communication skills – working closely with a wide variety of organisations including government.
  • An understanding of how to set clear objectives and monitor performance.

The appointment, which will commence in June 2015, will be up to three years. It is unpaid but expenses may be claimed. The commitment is approximately ten days a year.

If you feel you possess the necessary skills to help the Chartered Institute, please write enclosing a CV to Professor Rodney Cartwright, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, at The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering, 64 Station Lane, Hornchurch, Essex, RM12 6NB or email:; or for an informal discussion and/or information pack contact the Chartered Institute’s Chief Executive Officer Kevin Wellman - email, telephone: 01708 463115. Closing date Friday 30th January 2015.