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We are inviting applications from IAQM Associate or Full members in the early stages of their careers (approximately the first 10 years) to join the IAQM Early Careers Network (ECN) Subcommittee and help shape future activities, with two positions to fill.

The IAQM ECN was established in 2017 to provide IAQM Early Career professionals with a platform to develop skills, network with fellow professionals and gain valuable CPD. Since the group’s inception, there have been a series of meetups, providing a forum for early career professionals to learn, practice presentation skills and network, in a friendly, supportive and accessible environment.
Benefits of joining the subcommittee

  • Work with other early career professionals in air quality.
  • Gain leadership skills and contribute to your own career development.
  • Opportunity to help shape the activities of the IAQM ECN.
  • Rewarding experience to play a key role in a Network that supports the professional development of fellow early careers professionals.
  • Deepen your connection with the IAQM and support us as a volunteer.

Available positions
There are two positions available, both of which would suit somebody who is passionate about supporting the development of early careers professionals and would be proud to support the IAQM’s Early Careers Network. The positions are to be undertaken on a voluntary basis.

  • Content and Topics Organiser: collate feedback from Early Careers Network members (at meetings and more widely) on topics of interest to take forward for future events and for future resources.
  • Communications and Discussions Organiser: assist with communications to members of the Early Careers Network (e.g. event details, news, website, LinkedIn).
This is an excellent opportunity to be an influential voice in shaping the development and future of the Early Careers Network meetups and gaining valuable experience of holding a position on a committee.

Who can apply?
Any professional Associate or Full IAQM member in the early stages of their careers (roughly first 10 years) can apply.

The IAQM is committed to fostering an inclusive culture which reflects the diversity that exists within society, enabling us to deliver outputs that reflect the diverse needs of our members. In recruiting for these roles, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your ethnicity, age, sex, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, educational background, national origin, religion and beliefs.

What’s involved?
The subcommittee meets every month for a 30-minute meeting held remotely. In between meetings there will be the requirement to correspond on live issues.

The duration of a full term for subcommittee members is 2 years, with a check-in point after 1 year. We ask for a minimum of one year commitment from new subcommittee members, where you will be expected to join events/meetings virtually or in person based on UK timings.

How to apply
If you wish to apply for one of these roles, please provide a 250- word expression of interest summarising your motivation and relevant expertise to Jo Maniscalco at Please specify which of the roles is your preference to apply to; you may specify one, both, or no preference.

The closing date for applications is 13th October 2023 at 12pm BST.

If you have any questions about the application process, would like to have an informal conversation about the roles, or you anticipate needing any type of assistance to apply for this role, please contact Communities & Membership Engagement Officer Jo Maniscalco. Alternatively, you can call the IES office on +44 (0)20 3862 7484.

More ways to get involved

  • Join our IAQM ECN and attend our virtual and in-person events.
  • Connect with other ECN members in our dedicated LinkedIn group.
  • You can also catch up on previous webinars and workshops run for the IAQM ECN on our dedicated YouTube playlist.
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