The award-winning Association for Project Management (APM) is the Chartered body for the project profession. APM is a registered educational charity with over 27,000 individual and 600 corporate members making it the largest professional body of its kind in Europe. APM is committed to developing and promoting a professional approach to project management through our broad offering of professional membership, qualifications, publications, resources, research and events. On 31 October 271 project professionals from across the UK and overseas became the first Chartered Project Professionals in the world, gaining a place on the APM’s new Register of Chartered Project Professionals.They came from nearly 50 different sectors; construction, defence, education, finance, engineering and technology and more. Project management is taking its rightful place amongst other chartered professions. Our vision for the profession is ambitious, challenging and radical. Above all, it reflects what society expects: a world in which all projects succeed.

About the role

Job Title: Trustee of the Association for Project Management
Commitment: 10-20 days a year for 3 years
Voluntary role

We are looking to appoint a trustee from outside the project profession, to join APM’s dynamic and engaged Board at an exciting time of huge potential for the profession.  This promises to be a rewarding position for the right person.

Joining us, you will be a team player, an experienced networker, strategic thinker and have a genuine commitment to APM’s vision, mission and values. This is an opportunity to use your skills and experience in the governance of some fantastic work in furthering project management as a profession. Strong networking capability that can be utilised for the benefit of the charity is essential, as is the ability to challenge ‘groupthink’

The successful candidate will preferably have experience of charity governance and working with or as part of a Board of Trustees or directors.  You will demonstrate a strong and visible passion and commitment to the charity, its strategic objectives and cause. 

The responsibilities of the trustee include:

Strategic decision making – experience at senior level of evaluating information and making justifiable decisions to set the strategy for an organisation. Experience of one or more of the following sectors is essential: finance, technology, education and international.

Delivering results and engaging people – experience of working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to develop and deliver an organisation’s strategy.

Corporate governance – ability to apply the principles and practice of corporate governance and an understanding of the role of non-executive directors.

The role is unremunerated, but expenses will be paid in accordance with APM’s expenses policy.

The Association for Project Management (APM was first incorporated in 1972 and commenced operating under its new Royal Charter on 1 April 2017. The object of APM is ‘to advance the science, theory and practice of project and programme management for the public benefit’. Detail on APM and its Charter can be found at apm.org.uk

APM’s five key strategic objectives are available here.

To view the full APM Trustee role specification please email [email protected]

How to apply

If you are interested in this opportunity and feel you have the necessary skills and expertise to take part in guiding APM’s progress, please send your CV and covering letter to Peter Van Duzer via e-mail [email protected] or via post Peter Van Duzer, Assistant Company Secretary, Association for Project Management, Ibis House, Regent Park, Summerleys Road, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire HP27 9LE.                           

Equality of Opportunity

APM is committed to the principle of public appointments based on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process. It is also committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified applicants irrespective of religious belief, gender, race, political opinion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation.