Membership Committee call for a new member

Role of the Membership Committee 

The Membership Committee is responsible for assessing and recommending to The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland (CGIUKI) Board candidates to be admitted to membership or upgraded to Fellowship within CGIUKI. It also makes recommendations to the Board on the systems and procedures established to implement the membership admissions policy, provides guidance on member benefits and monitors the Continuing Professional Development and Public Practice Scheme.

The CGIUKI Board appoints members of the Membership Committee on the recommendation of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee in consultation with the Membership Committee Chair. The current Terms of Reference for the Membership Committee can be found on our website.

There are currently three members of the Membership Committee. The Institute’s President has a right to attend the meetings ex officio. The Head of Membership, the Membership Journey Manager and the Head of Secretariat attend meetings.

The terms of reference for the committee can be found here.

About you

You are a Chartered Member of the Institute (FCGs or ACGs) with at least five years post-qualification experience. We would encourage candidates from all backgrounds, but preference would be given to those with experience in Charities, Sports, Academies and Health Governance. Additionally, we are conscious that members in the Associated Territories and Crown Dependencies are not well represented within our Board and Committees, so we strongly encourage those members to apply.

Responsibilities of members 

Membership Committee members provide high-level oversight to support the Executive Team, ensure appropriate control arrangements are in place, and assure the CGIUKI Board. 

A minimum of three formal meetings (max 2.5hrs) and six additional monthly meetings (max 1.5hrs) to review Fellowship applications are held each year. All meetings are hybrid, with the possibility of attending face-to-face or via videoconferencing facility.

Members of the Membership Committee are expected to:

  • Review papers, attend meetings and complete actions as agreed.
  • Have a genuine interest in, and a good understanding of, the work of the Institute and the profession it represents.
  • Demonstrate an ability to analyse complex information, question, probe, and seek clarification in order to come to an independent and unbiased view.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding sensitive information and the business of the Membership Committee.

Period of Appointment 

The appointment will be made for an initial period of a maximum of 3 years, and appointees may be eligible for consideration for reappointment for a further term of 3 years.


Members are not remunerated for their service but can claim reasonable expenses incurred in carrying out their duties/or roles in line with the Institute’s expenses policy.

Next steps

This is an exciting opportunity to support CGIUKI’s work, so if you are interested in joining the Membership Committee, please write a short statement (300 words) detailing your experience and what you think you can bring to the Committee. Please also attach your CV or your LinkedIn profile.

Your expressions of interest should be emailed to Cynthia Mora-Spencer, Head of Secretariat, at by Friday 25 November 2022. Short-listed applicants will be contacted for an informal discussion with the current Membership Committee Chair. The successful applicant will be notified by 12 December 2022 and invited to attend the first Membership Committee meeting in February 2023. 

More information about the Membership Committee and the governance structure of The CGIUKI Division of The Chartered Governance Institute can be found on the Institute’s website; or if you would like to speak to Cynthia Mora-Spencer, please get in touch with her at the email address above.

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