The governing body of the Institute is Council, a body of 16 elected trustees plus grade representatives, all members of the CIEHF, who meet 4 times per year. The responsibilities of trustees are broadly 3-fold, to ensure:
1. That the Institute fulfils charitable obligations which tangibly benefit the public at large.
2. That the Institute provides a competitive package of benefits to members of all grades.
3. That it maintains an agreed strategic course, a course proposed from time to time in conjunction with the Chief Executive and as agreed by Council, consistent with the Institute remaining a thriving, going concern.
The Executive Committee of four senior trustees provides comment, analysis and recommendations to Council.
Professional Affairs Board
The Professional Affairs Board (PAB) is responsible for setting and overseeing the professional standards of the CIEHF membership. The Board is responsible for maintaining the registers of professional members and of consultancies, and also for accrediting ergonomics/human factors degree and short courses. The Board is also responsible for maintaining professional standards through the Code of Professional Conduct and the Disciplinary Procedure. Members of the PAB are elected and are all Registered Members or Fellows of the Institute. The accreditation work of the Board is divided amongst a number of panels of volunteers who assess applications against the standards set by the Board.
Read the full set of rules governing PAB activities.
Current members of PAB:
Sue Hignett / Fiona Cayzer (Joint Chairs)
Diane Gyi (Education & Training Lead)
Dave O’Neill (Fellowship Lead)
Barbara Haward (Registered & Technical Membership Lead)
Martin Thody (CPD Lead)
Mike Gray (Chair CREE Panel)
The primary function of the Membership Committee is to ensure as far as possible that membership of the Institute is attractive, valuable and career enhancing. The secondary functions of the Membership Committee are:
- to formulate and investigate the feasibility of initiatives for gaining new members.
- to formulate and investigate the feasibility of initiatives for the retention of existing members.
- to work with PAB and the Membership Manager to ease and streamline application processes.
- to review and suggest improvements to the membership benefits package.
- to work with the CE and COO to formulate and drive the Delivery Plan relating to membership matters.
Current members of the Membership Committee:
Sam Porter (Chair)
Events Champion & Programme Committees
The remit of the Events Champion is:
- to assess the feasibility of annual events run by the Institute.
- to assess ad-hoc events suggested by members.
- to contribute to the planning, format, programme and delivery of each event.
- to support programme committees formed for specific events.
- to work with the CE and COO to formulate and support that part of the Delivery Plan relating to events.
The primary function of the Programme Committees is to contribute to national events that are organised and run by the Institute to ensure they are of high quality, provide value and benefit to attendees, and contribute to continuing professional development.
The primary function of the Honours Committee is to recognise individuals and groups who have contributed to the advancement of ergonomics, exceptional volunteering, contributions to the discipline and the noteworthy application of ergonomics/human factors in the UK and the award of distinctions each year.
Current members of the Honours Committee:
Claire Dickinson (Chair)