Get involved with your local hub
Are you a member or fellow with a strong sense of the issues the industry faces and want to help members in your area?
Becoming a representative of a local CIOB hub is a rewarding experience and can help build leadership skills, raise profile as well as help the professional community. Members across the globe volunteer their time to help organise events, attract new members and share knowledge.
Paul Brown (pictured) has carried out various roles throughout the 10 years he has been involved with the CIOB including chair of the first Novus group in Scotland and chair of the hub committee in Glasgow.
He says being on the committee has helped him professionally. “Being part of the hub committee has allowed me to network with like-minded professionals around the globe. It can provide a platform for exciting career opportunities.”
He explains: “Existing hub committee members across the globe come from a range of specialisms in the built environment and wider field. This allows easy access for existing hub committee members to make contact with someone for advice, support or to discuss employment opportunities.
“It has exposed me to a new network of people. It has helped with my career progression and enhanced my communication and presentation skills, as well as social skills.”
To find out more about how you can get involved in your local hub committee, and to read others’ experiences and FAQs on what’s involved in the role, go to www.ciob.org/represent-your-profession-locally.