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Executive Committee Members are volunteers with expertise in different aspects of planning and represent both public and private sectors.

The work of RTPI Ireland is managed through the Irish Executive Committee (IEC) and implemented by the Director and staff team.

The IEC remit includes:

  • Developing the Institute's position on planning policy in Ireland
  • Supporting members in their professional activities
  • Coordinating the Institute's programme of national events in Scotland


  • Committee Chair
  • Committee Vice Chair
  • General Assembly Representative
  • Six elected Corporate Members
  • One Associate Member
  • Two Student / Licentiate Members

The IEC is represented on the RTPI's General Assembly, committees and panels.

What’s involved?

  • Contribute to the setting of objectives for the IEC within the context of the RTPI’s Corporate Strategy and the RTPI Ireland Service Plan.
  • Support the business planning process for RTPI Ireland, with reference to the RTPI’s Corporate Strategy.
  • Contribute to responses to policy papers, consultation responses and communications with key stakeholders with support from RTPI Officers.
  • Be willing to represent RTPI Ireland on advisory groups, working parties or panels.
  • Contribute to the agreement of an events programme for RTPI Ireland and attend / chair events as appropriate.
  • Representing RTPI at conferences and events as appropriate.
  • Undertaking promotional activities on behalf of RTPI Ireland.
  • Foster and maintain good relationships with committee members and RTPI staff.
  • Actively seek to build and deepen existing and new relationships with other built environment organisations, politicians and other relevant groups.
  • Promote the benefits of RTPI membership and encourage members to become active members, engaging with students and seeking to recruit new members.

What’s expected of Committee Members?

  • Attend IEC meetings (there are normally four meetings a year).
  • Participate in either Communications, Education & Lifelong Learning Sub Committee or Policy Sub Committee (there are normally three meetings a year).
  • Contribute to discussions and decisions at meetings.
  • Read and consider papers in advance of meetings. Papers are normally circulated electronically one week in advance of IEC meetings.
  • Act in the best interests of the RTPI, irrespective of any commitments to other organisations or groups or any personal interests.
  • Adhere to relevant RTPI policies and procedures.
  • Declare any potential conflicts of interest and seek advice from the Governance Manager if necessary.

About you

  • A role on the IEC would be suitable for members with the following attributes
  • A strong commitment to planning and the RTPI’s strategic objectives and vision.
  • A strategic and collegiate approach to working with committee members
  • Good knowledge of the Irish planning system and the context it functions in
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, in particular influencing skills
  • Ability to see the bigger picture, as well as taking into account current priorities.
  • Availability to attend committee meetings as scheduled

Application Tips:

  • Find out more about the role you are applying for in advance.
  • Speak to your two ‘supporters’ in advance – you will need their permission to include their name and email. Once the form is completed, they receive an automatic email asking them to confirm their support.
  • Have a photo ready to upload
  • Please remember to also update your contact details by logging in to our website– as your registered details will determine which positions are open to you.