Chartered Institute
of Linguists

Support CIOL’s Governance

Join us in shaping the future

In order to best serve the global language community as a forward-thinking professional body, membership and awarding organisation we depend on our members, qualified professionals and experienced practitioners and educators to help us shape our strategic vision and direction and assure our governance.

Appointed roles

There are a number of committees and boards which support the work of CIOL and CIOLQ and which accept and welcome appointed volunteers. These include:

The Linguist Editorial Board

We co-opt and welcome linguists of all backgrounds: students, educators, translators and interpreters as well as practitioners from business, the professions and government to advise on The Linguist content.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee​

This committee makes sure CIOL’s ED&I policy is active, maintained and implemented. We are always open to new expertise and to broadening the representation of protected characteristics.

CIOL Membership Committee

Composed of CIOL members from a range of professional backgrounds the CIOL Membership Committee assures and oversees membership standards, applications, and progression.


CIOL Council and ETB

The key responsibility of CIOL Council and the CIOLQ Educational Trust Board (ETB) is to develop and oversee the strategic vision and direction of CIOL and CIOLQ respectively and monitor the implementation of their strategic objectives. Key documents addressing this are here.

CIOL Council is made up of a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15 elected CIOL members alongside up to four co-opted members who bring additional skills. More governance information for Council members can be found on the CIOL website here.

CIOLQ Educational Trust Board (ETB) is made up of a minimum of five Members all of whom are appointed for their expertise, skills and experience. The Memorandum and Articles of Association of IoLET govern the workings of CIOLQ and are available on the website here.

For the Council Member/ETB Member generic role description, click here.

Joining us

If you would like to be considered to join our governance, when places next become available, we are keen to hear from you.

Please express an interest in joining us here.