Members invited to shape the future of the IYW

13 Jun 2014

Today sees the launch of the election process for the IYW Council, which will oversee the work of the Institute for Youth Work.

The first stage of forming the IYW Council will be the election of 12 representatives from the IYW membership, 3 members from each of the categories students, volunteers, members and certified members.

An IYW spokesperson said, “We strongly encourage all our members to consider putting themselves forward for nomination to the IYW Council.  It’s time to get involved in shaping the Institute and its work. If you have views on what we should be doing and saying, this is your opportunity to share your vision and create the Institute for Youth Work you want.”

To nominate yourself or to find out more, contact to receive an information pack. You need to have joined the IYW to stand for election. Visit the Institute for Youth Work website.

Deadlines for nominations is 12 September at noon.

The IYW Council

The Education Training Standards Committee on behalf of the National Youth Agency has agreed the new IYW Council structure and election process.  Members of the IYW Council will come from three ‘constituencies’: the members of the Institute; stakeholders who will help shape the work of the Institute; and, potentially other individuals who have relevant skills and experience. Representatives of members will make up the majority of the Council.  The election of 12 reps from the IYW members will take place first.