The Board consists of up to 8 Institute Members of which 3 are volunteers who must be a Qualified Member, Certified, Member, Fellow or Honorary Fellow of the Institute. There are also up to 3 co-opted positions made up of volunteers who may or may not be a member of the IBS. The makeup of the board is as follows:
The purpose of the Board
The Board delegates the day to day running of the Institute to an Executive which is made up of the employed senior management team. All members are selected based on their qualifications and achievement professionally and ethically. The Board meets at least six times a year, drives the strategy of the Institute and is ultimately responsible for running the Institute. The maximum length of time a Board member other than an employee can serve is three years, after which they can be re-elected for a further three years after they have a two-year gap before re-election. The Chairman’s maximum term is two years, although after that they can be re-elected to an elected position.
Group gives advice and guidance to the Board on the long-term direction of the Institute and its mission. Other standing committees are Audit & Risk, Constitution & Ethics, Nominations & Remuneration and Awarding Body.
Professional Codes of Practice
1.1 IBS is the professional body representing the interests of Buildings management, Project Management development, Surveyors management, Health and Safety, Facilities Management. Its function is to promote high standards, to foster professionalism and to emphasize the responsibility of members to society, to their clients and to each other as outlined in this Code of Conduct (the Code).
1.2 The Code cannot claim to be comprehensive so where dilemmas remain members are expected to interpret the Code within its overall spirit and seek guidance from the Council through IBS Office.
1.3 This Code is issued by IBS for compliance by all classes of membership.
1.4 As a condition of membership of IBS all members undertake to be bound by the Articles of Association, Bylaws, and Regulations of IBS and to abide by the Code.
2.1 Members should conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting a professional of IBS and in no circumstances to engage in any act or behaviour that could bring IBS or its membership into disrepute.
2.2 Members who are entitled to use post-nominal letters which include the expression ‘IBS’ will be notified of this entitlement by IBS Office. Members without entitlement may not, in any circumstances, use such post-nominal letters.
2.3 Members shall refrain from using their membership or the name of IBS to promote the products or services of their company or for any personal gain.
2.4 Members shall undertake to keep abreast of new knowledge and techniques and to share that information wherever and whenever appropriate for the general benefit of their professional colleagues.
2.5 Members shall participate whenever possible in the activities of IBS and promote and protect the interests of the Institute.
2.6 Members shall promote the education and training of IBS programs wherever practical.
2.7 Members shall encourage suitable candidates to apply for membership of IBS.
2.8 Members should have due regard to the effects of their work on the ecology and environment. They should seek to minimize any direct or indirect harm their work might cause and promote methods of working which are environmentally friendly.
2.9 Members should seek to encourage the conservation of energy and the recycling of used products, packaging and materials.
3. Publicity and Promotion
3.1 Members shall not issue public statements on behalf of their clients or their employers or IBS without the expressed agreement, preferably in writing, of the said parties.
3.2 Members may not use the title or logo of IBS without the expressed written authorization of the Council of IBS.