Volunteer Vacancies

Role Profile

Job Title: Disciplinary Panel Member

Reporting To:  Disciplinary Panel Chair

Purpose

Disciplinary Panel Members are responsible for considering complaints received under the Disciplinary Rules against individual STEP members. A key focus of the role is to ensure consistency in decision making which is both fair and proportionate, providing clear reasons for the panel decisions.

Panel Members will consider information presented to them by the Professional Standards team, working collaboratively with other panel members in a timely manner to review case papers and determining an appropriate outcome which will maintain the reputation of the Society and instill confidence in both the profession and STEP members. Members will be asked to sit across both the Investigation and the Hearings Panels and make recommendations to the Chair of the Disciplinary Panel, including an appropriate sanction if applicable.

The Disciplinary Panel is accountable to the STEP Board and decisions are overseen by the Professional Standards Committee on a quarterly basis.

Role Requirements

These are set out within the Terms of Reference of the Committee. Members are expected to abide by the STEP Code of Best Practice and uphold our values on members’ behaviour.

Person Specification:

  • You must hold full (TEP) membership of the Society  
  • You must hold an up to date CPD record
  • Ability to contribute to objective decision making and demonstrate sound judgement
  • Ability to explain and justify your decisions
  • Clear understanding and commitment to professionalism
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Confident to act as a spokesperson and represent the Disciplinary Panel if required

Time Commitment

The Disciplinary Panel currently considers documents by electronic means, submitting a report for consideration by the Chair of the Disciplinary Panel. Case Consideration usually takes place by video conference.  You will be required to read the document bundle reaching your own conclusions independently prior to discussion.

You will be required to attend at least one meeting a year. Meetings may be held face to face, or using video or teleconferencing.

Fees/Expenses

You can claim reasonable travel and subsistence expenses in line with the STEP expenses policy.