Support CIOL’s Governance

Join us in shaping the future: Mission and Governance

In order to best serve the global language community as a forward-thinking 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.

Governance roles we are looking to fill

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

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee: ​this committee makes sure CIOL’s ED&I policy is active, maintained and implemented. We are always keen to attract new expertise and to broaden the representation of protected characteristics.
Finance and Executive Committee (F&E): we can co-opt people to this committee (especially CIOL members) who have significant financial, audit, risk management and strategic planning expertise to offer us.
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.
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.


Members of Council and Trustee Directors

The key responsibility of CIOL Council and the CIOLQ Educational Trust Board 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 is made up of a minimum of five Trustee Directors 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.

Joining us

If you would like to join our governance we are always keen to hear from you, please express an interest in joining us here. For the Council Member/Trustee Director generic role description, click here.