We are continuously seeking dedicated volunteers to join our Policy and Campaigning Advisory Panels. These volunteer positions are open to all CIEH members, including both student and retired members, offering an opportunity to work closely with us on policy, campaigns, and network events. Our commitment is to ensure that our panels are representative of our diverse membership, encompassing all sectors and covering all UK nations where our members operate.
Our Advisory Panels mirror the core areas of environmental health:
  • Food
  • Housing
  • Environmental protection
  • Health and safety
  • Public health (newly established for 2024)
  • Port health (newly established for 2024)
Who are we after?

We're looking for volunteers who are keenly aware of current developments in their area, can see the bigger picture, and are strong advocates for the profession. Your collaboration with us will span various projects to promote the work of environmental health professionals, campaign on health improvement issues, develop better tools for professional practice, and raise the profile of CIEH.

The purpose of our advisory panels is to provide advice and guidance, supporting CIEH's core purpose to promote all aspects of Environmental Health for public benefit, in line with our vision of a safer, cleaner, healthier environment for everyone.

Opportunities may also arise for you to represent CIEH in working groups or external meetings, contribute to Environmental Health News, write articles and blogs, and participate as a speaker or commentator in our webinars and conference events. This involvement aims to strengthen our network and disseminate good practice within the profession.
What is the time commitment?
The time commitment varies across panels, depending on ongoing campaigns, consultations, events, or requests from decision-makers. Active panels may have bi-weekly engagements, while others might have monthly or less frequent requests. We typically have 3-4 online panel meetings per year.

We understand you have full-time careers and respect your time. While we hope for your active participation, we also appreciate any commitment you can make. Advisory Panel members can claim self-reported CPD for meeting attendance and project contributions.

Additionally, members hosting or speaking at CIEH conferences attend for free. Those who assist the events team with speaker selection or other support roles receive at least a 25% discount on conference fees.
Application deadline and process

While we are no longer actively recruiting for the newly established Public Health and Port Health panels, we invite applications for all other panels on an ongoing basis. Please note that these panels are already established, so new memberships will be considered as vacancies arise. If you're interested in making a meaningful impact in the environmental health sector, we encourage you to complete this form. We will be in touch with suitable opportunities.
Page1 / 9
11% of survey complete.