Caroline Gumble, CIOB CEO, gave a talk at the Institute of Roofing’s AGM recently as part of CIOB’s support to the IoR on its quest to seek professional chartered body status.
In her speech Gumble shared the work CIOB does as a chartered body. “Our Royal Charter commits us to work in the public interest.
“This means we campaign on the major issues, which today includes – but is by no means limited to – eradicating modern slavery from the industry, improving the quality of the built environment, ensuring the right skills, talent and behaviours are nurtured in construction and that our environment is protected through more energy-efficient buildings and less wasteful construction practices.
“You will be joining with us – and other professional bodies in the sector – in our mission to improve the built environment.”
“Recently, we’ve also looked at mental health in construction, wellbeing and safety, and diversity and inclusion.”
She concluded by wishing the IoR well on its chartered journey. “This is welcome news as it means you will be joining with us – and other professional bodies in the sector – in our mission to improve the built environment.”
In her speech Kay Rose, CEO of the IoR, discussed the goals of the institute and said that chartered status is part of the vision to become more involved in key decision-making groups within the wider sector.
“I see the IoR as the future linchpin for the industry. We must become the go-to professional membership organisation that every person in the roofing industry aspires to join and remain a member of. There is a place for us within working groups and competency frameworks, looking at the gaps in professional training and qualifications.”