Your first step towards becoming President of CIWM

We’re looking for the next generation of inspirational leadership for CIWM as we journey together towards a world beyond waste and are currently inviting nominations for the elected post of Junior Vice-President of the Institution for 2022/23. The successful candidate will become Senior Vice-President in 2023 and then President for the 2024/25 term.

Candidates must:

  • be Fellows of the Institution
  • be proposed by either three General Councillors (Trustees) or a Centre Chairman and Honorary Centre Secretary
  • include a personal statement of between 1,800 and 2,500 words
  • include details of their professional career, relevant personal experience, and their aspirations for their Presidency in their statement. 

Our members come from all walks of life and we welcome applications from a wide variety of backgrounds because we know it makes CIWM stronger. We welcome applicants regardless of gender or gender identity, age, disability, race, sexual orientation, or religion or belief.

Ask yourself:

  • What can I do for CIWM?
  • What more can my skills and experience contribute?
  • Have I got what it takes to be an inspirational leader?
  • And why should people elect me?

Please consider the questions above and cover them in your personal statement. Please note that your statement will not be treated as confidential as it will be circulated to those electing the Junior Vice President. 

Candidates will be required to make a presentation to Members’ Council in Spring 2022 on a date and at a venue to be agreed, full details of which will be provided nearer the time. 

Further details about the role can be found here. The nomination form can be accessed here and must be submitted by the end of closing date on 31st December 2021.

You can see more of how our Presidential team get involved by following the links below:
Presidential Team
Presidential Reports
Presidential Podcast

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at or by telephone on 01604 620426.