The CII is the world's largest professional body for the insurance and financial planning professions. With 125,000 members they are committed to promoting higher standards of integrity, technical competence and business capability.

CII are seeking to appoint three lay members (those who are separate from the insurance and financial services industry) to the Membership Application sub-committee.


About the role

Job Title: Lay members for Membership Application Sub-Committee
Location: Central London

CII are seeking to appoint three Lay members (those who are separate from the Insurance and Financial Services Industry) to the sub-committee.

There will be a total of 9 roles within MASC, at least one of which must be the legally qualified Chairperson.

MASC makes decisions as to the eligibility of potential members where membership is not able to be processed automatically. These applications typically involve applicants who:

  • a. have been subject to a bankruptcy or debt relief order
  • b. have entered into Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVAs) or similar arrangements
  • c. have had a County Court Judgment(s) entered against them
  • d. have disciplinary records from the CII or other organisations such as the FCA
  • e. have CPD records outstanding with the CII but who did not reach the disciplinary stage of the CPD selection process
  • f. have unspent criminal convictions. 

MASC also considers membership applications in all other circumstances deemed appropriate by the CII. 

The Roles

MASC members are appointed to panels of three MASC members to consider membership applications, in line with the relevant MASC Guidelines (as agreed from time to time by the Professional Standards Board, “PSB”), and to provide a decision on eligibility for membership as to any referred application.
The members of the panel will ensure that decisions are thorough and fair and are recorded in the form of written reasons. Panel decisions are made electronically or by conference call.  MASC normally meets as a sub-committee on an annual basis. All MASC members report to the Chairperson of MASC, who in turn reports into PSB.

MASC is supported via the CII’s Legal and Secretariat Department.

Appointments will commence in July/August 2017 and are for a term of three years, which may then be extended for a further three-year term, provided the member remains eligible throughout that period.

Please be advised that these are voluntary roles with no remuneration; however, all reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.

The CII believes that Board and Committee members should come from all walks of life, reflecting society, to help them understand people's needs and make better decisions. This is why we encourage a wide and diverse range of individuals to apply for this position. Women are currently under-represented.

Supporting Documents

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Please click here to download a person specification

Please click here to download the terms of reference

How to apply

Please download the above job description, person specification and terms of reference. To apply please send your application of a covering letter and CV to Maree Hall via email on [email protected] or by telephone on 020 7417 4414.

Closing Date: Friday 9 June 2017