Committee Vacancies

Would you like to get more involved with STEP? We would love to have you! There are lots of opportunities, from serving on your local branch committee to getting involved in our central Board Committees. You can see the latest vacancies below.

If you can’t see anything local to you, it is still worth getting in touch with your branch and letting them know you would be interested in getting involved. You can search for your branch here.

Current branch committee vacancies

STEP London Central

To apply for one of the below roles, please email [email protected] and [email protected] by 12 February 2023. Please include in your email; your membership status/type, your current role and the company you work for, and a summary of any prior committee experience or similar experience that can be transferred to the committee role you are applying for.

Vice-chair

The Vice-Chair is responsible for supporting the Chair, who in turn is responsible for the overall activities of the branch. Should the Chair be unavailable, the Vice Chair will stand in their place at branch meetings or the AGM. This role offers the opportunity to work directly with the new Chair to build the profile of the branch and implement changes to build member engagement.

Secretary

The Secretary is responsible for the formal aspects of the branch administration, including calling branch meetings, the AGM, and taking and circulating meeting minutes. This role suits an organised individual interested in regularly reviewing and analysing our membership list with a view to increasing engagement and relevant communications and events.

Communications officer

The Communications officer is responsible for the branded branch communications, including running the branch LinkedIn profile and newsletters and overseeing the branch e-mail account. This is a new position for the Committee and would suit an enthusiastic communicator who is keen to expand the Branch's digital offering and connect with our members to generate greater member engagement.

Events Committee officers

The Events Committee is responsible for planning our events, held approximately every two to three months. Working as a team, the Events committee is seeking to build and maintain regular contact with potential speakers and hosting venues. Following the return to in-person events, the Events committee will focus on building industry connections and hosting events that are attractive to our members and provide technical updates and networking opportunities.

Board committee and other vacancies

Subject Matter Expert vacancies

STEP and CLTI are recruiting subject matter experts (tutors, markers and examiners) for the following courses: International Trust Management, Tax and Wills and Execs (Scotland), Administration of Estates. Vacancies also exist for External Examiners for courses offered in Scotland as well as Will Preparation and UK Tax. For further information please contact Clare Moss at CLTI by email at [email protected]

Membership Panel, Panel Member

We are looking for an additional member to join the worldwide Membership Panel. The Membership Panel is responsible for reviewing all applications and upgrades for Full membership of STEP. The panel reviews new applications monthly and works closely with the Membership Team to ensure that all new applicants meet the ‘Gold Standard’ expected of a TEP. Please contact [email protected] to register your interest.

Professional Development Committee, Committee Members

We are looking for TEPs from a range of jurisdictions including Australia, Canada, England and Wales, LATAM and the US to join the STEP Professional Development Committee from January 2023. The Committee is responsible for overseeing STEP’s professional development programmes on behalf of the Board. The Committee’s role is to promote high-quality professional development for existing and potential members in line with STEP’s strategy. The Committee meets five times a year, working closely with the Professions Directorate and collaborating with other STEP committees to ensure that the STEP Professional Development Strategy is consistent with and delivers objectives as set by the Board. If you are interested, please email [email protected] with your CV.

Professional Standards Committee, Committee Members

We are currently seeking volunteers for our Professional Standards Committee. The Committee is responsible for the oversight of STEP’s ethical guidance and policies to enable and support STEP members worldwide to demonstrate high professional standards, to act with integrity and in a manner that inspires the confidence, respect and trust of clients and of the wider community. The Committee oversees the issues being considered by the Disciplinary Panel in order to monitor any trends and manage associated risks. We are seeking applications from TEPs with a keen interest in ethics and standards development who are able to contribute to effective decision making and act in the best interests of the profession as a whole. We welcome applications from members of all backgrounds and identities, and due to the current membership of the committee, we would particularly welcome expressions of interest from members based in the Swiss Federation and the US. No previous committee experience is necessary. Please see the full role profile. If you would like to be involved, please email [email protected]

Accreditation Panel, Panel Members

The Accreditation Panel is working to increase the range of recognised STEP education partners and courses to help build STEP’s reputation for professional development. The Panel will be responsible for helping STEP develop high-quality accreditations by reviewing new and existing programmes to help ensure that STEP’s high standards for education are maintained. We welcome applications from all jurisdictions. Please contact [email protected] to register your interest.

Wanted: Essay Route Panel members

We are looking for additional members to join the STEP Essay Route Panel. The Essay Route Panel is responsible for overseeing processes around the annual setting of topics, essay assessment and maintaining the standards of the STEP Essay Route. The Panel meets four times a year and works closely with the Membership Team to ensure that members joining STEP through the Essay Route meet the ‘gold standard’ expected of a TEP. We are looking for new panel members from a range of jurisdictions. Experience in setting and assessing exams or essays would also be desirable. If you are interested, please email [email protected] for more information.

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