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Volunteering with the IAM

Volunteers are at the heart of everything the IAM does. Many of the products and services that we offer would not exist without the support of volunteers during planning, development, and implementation stages.

We have an ambitious strategic plan, which outlines how we will support our members, help organisations enhance their asset management capabilities, grow our knowledge base, and develop the IAM and its global reach over the next three years. We need your help to make it happen!


What’s in it for me?

Becoming a volunteer offers a number of benefits, both for your career and your health and wellbeing!

Volunteering with the IAM is a great way to expand your networks within the asset management community. Work with other professionals from all sectors across the discipline and develop new skills to enhance your career. Whether it’s joining an IAM Committee or submitting case studies and articles, we’ve got something for everyone.

The health benefits of volunteering are well documented. They include improved mental health, an increased sense of purpose and greater self-confidence.


How do I volunteer?

Our current volunteering opportunities are listed in the directory below. Read through the various opportunities, and once you find the perfect one (or more) for you, complete the expression of interest form, which includes a simple self-assessment of your asset management experience. Once we have received your completed form, the project lead will contact you to discuss and agree your participation.

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Current Opportunities

Our current opportunities are listed below. Once you have found one that you're interested in, please complete the expression of interest form and a member of the IAM team will be in touch to discuss it with you.


SSG Project Team Members

Time requirements

SSG project team members will need to commit to 8-10 hours per month. SSG projects last around three-four months from initiation to publication.

Essential Criteria

To undertake this role, you will need:

  • To be a good team player.
  • Perseverance.
  • To be willing to learn.
  • To be willing to research topics/subjects.
  • To be a paying individual member of the IAM or employed by an IAM corporate member.


The expertise required for this role is:

  • Experience in Asset Management.
  • Familiarity with IAM Anatomy.


SSGs that require project team members

  • Organizational Purpose and Context
  • Asset Management Policy, Asset Management Strategy and Objectives, and Asset Management Planning
  • Asset Management System
  • Organizational Change Management
  • Shutdown & Outage Strategy & Planning
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Decision-making
  • Integrated Reliability
  • Asset Repurposing & Disposal
  • Asset Management Data and Information Strategy, Asset Data and Information Standards, Asset Management Data and Information Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Outcomes & Impacts

Work on these SSGs will all start during the period September – December 2024 and we are targeting getting each SSG published in 3-4 months.

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SSG Peer Reviewers

Time requirements

SSG peer reviewers will typically need to commit to 1 – 3 days of actual reviewing time. This depends on how much time will be needed to allow for appropriate iterations and feedback discussions but shouldn’t exceed 5 days in total.

Essential Criteria

To undertake this role, you will need:

  • Good feedback skills.
  • Good communications skills
  • To maintain the integrity of the IAM and its processes.
  • Membership of the IAM (Member or Fellow).


The expertise required for this role is:

  • Understanding the relevant subject matter for the SSG requiring peer review.


SSGs that require peer reviewers

  • Incident Management and Response: Planned publication date August 2024
  • Asset Management Assurance and Audit: Planned publication date September 2024
  • Asset Management Data and Information Systems: Planned publication date September 2024
  • Asset Management Leadership: Planned publication date October 2024
  • Competence Management: Planned publication date October 2024
  • Resource Strategy and Management: Planned publication date October 2024
  • Asset Creation and Acquisition: Planned publication date October 2024
  • Sustainable Development: Planned publication date November 2024
  • Monitoring: Planned publication date December 2024
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Case Studies for SSGs

We are looking for case studies to feed into our Subject Specific Guidelines.  The aim is to capture individual and collective experiences of asset management capabilities and practices so that they can be shared and discussed.  We are looking for case studies from any sector and any geography, and they can cover any SSG or potentially multiple SSGs. 

We will use these case studies in our publications and on our website.  Download this template to help with suggested areas to include.

Your case study can be uploaded in any file format, such as a Word document or PowerPoint presentation, by selecting "volunteer now" below.

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Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Working Group

Are you passionate about continuous professional development (CPD) and eager to shape the future of asset management? The Institute of Asset Management (IAM) is forming a CPD Working Group, and we need your expertise!

We are looking for dedicated volunteers to join our team and help determine the requirements for a robust CPD Framework tailored specifically for asset managers. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the professional growth of your peers and the advancement of the asset management profession.

Key Details:

  • Project Duration: 4-6 months
  • Commitment: Regular meetings and independent research between sessions
  • Responsibilities:
    • Participate in regular group meetings
    • Research and analyze existing CPD offerings from various sectors
    • Collaborate with fellow professionals to develop comprehensive CPD requirements

Why Join?

  • Influence the development of a critical framework for your industry
  • Collaborate with like-minded professionals
  • Enhance your own CPD experience and understanding

If you have a passion for professional development and want to make a significant impact on the asset management community, we want to hear from you!

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Career Pathways Working Group

The Institute of Asset Management (IAM) is excited to announce an opportunity to contribute to the future of our profession. We are forming a dynamic working group dedicated to developing comprehensive career pathways in asset management, and we need passionate and driven volunteers to join us on this journey!

Who We Need:

We are seeking volunteers with a keen interest in career development and asset management. Whether you're an experienced professional or new to the field, your insights and dedication can make a significant impact.

What You'll Do:

  • Collaborate Regularly: Engage in regular meetings with a team of like-minded professionals.
  • Conduct Research: Investigate career pathway offerings from similar professional bodies to identify best practices and innovative ideas.
  • Develop Pathways: Help design robust and attractive career pathways that will guide future asset management professionals.

Project Duration:

This exciting project will run for 4-6 months, offering you a unique chance to contribute meaningfully to our profession while enhancing your own expertise.

Why Volunteer:

  • Professional Growth: Expand your network, gain new skills, and add a significant project to your professional portfolio.
  • Community Impact: Play a crucial role in shaping the careers of future asset management professionals.
  • Collaborative Experience: Work alongside a diverse team of professionals with a shared passion for career development and asset management.

If you’re ready to make a difference and contribute to the advancement of our profession, we want to hear from you!

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