Expressions of Interest | CEnvP Certification Board

Published 22 February 2024

EIANZ is seeking expressions of interest for a re-formed Certification Board to oversee the process of the Certified Environmental Practitioner Scheme (CEnvP), the leading certifying body for environmental and social practitioners in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the Scheme at a time of growth and renewal. Certification Board members are highly respected members of the profession and leaders in their field. The EIANZ Board is seeking EoIs from experienced environmental and social practitioners with in-depth specialist knowledge and a strong commitment to impartiality, fairness, and ethical practice.

Role of the Certification Board

The by-law governing the CEnvP Scheme has recently been revised as part of a process of modernisation at EIANZ. The new Certification Board will therefore operate according to a new Terms of Reference laid out in the By-Law.

The voluntary Certification Board will be responsible for certification decisions, and ensuring a fair, impartial and robust process. The Certification Board will also be responsible for:

  • the appointment of Registrars and Specialist Environmental Advisory Committees (SEACs) to assist with the administration of the assessment process
  • providing advice to the EIANZ Board on other aspects for the continuous improvement of the scheme, such as criteria for assessment and fields of specialist certification
  • representing and advocating for the Scheme, for example to government and industry.

Positions are available for five to seven suitably qualified environmental practitioners, including a Chair to be appointed by the Certification Board upon its formation.

Expressions of interest are encouraged from CEnvPs, EIANZ members, and other stakeholders from industry and government.

The Certification Board will meet approximately every six weeks, either in person or online. Certification Board members will be appointed for a three-year term and will be eligible for re-appointment for two additional terms.  All Certification Board members will be required to join CEnvPs and EIANZ members in committing to the EIANZ Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

For more information, please refer to the Position Description and the recently revised By-Law 16.

Who we are looking for

The EIANZ Board is seeking EoIs from senior, respected environmental practitioners with expertise in an area of environmental practice relevant to the CEnvP Scheme. Certification Board members will be expected to commit to contributing approximately five hours per month (noting that this time may fluctuate throughout the year).

EIANZ is committed to ensuring that the Certification Board has the right mix of skills, diversity and geographic representation across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. 

About the CEnvP Scheme

The CEnvP Scheme was established by EIANZ in 2004. It is open to all persons who meet the criteria of verified experience, ethical conduct, and competence. CEnvP certification provides assurance to government and industry that a practitioner is ‘suitably qualified’ in their field of expertise, as determined by an impartial panel of peers in that field, in accordance with ISO 17024 Conformity assessment – General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons.

Current fields for certification are General Practice, Site Contamination, Impact Assessment, Social Impact Assessment, Geomorphology, Heritage, and Ecology.

The CEnvP Scheme is recognised in over a dozen pieces of legislation and government recommendations across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

To apply

Please complete the form below and include your current CV or link to LinkedIn profile.

In writing your personal statement, please address your:

  • Qualifications and specialist area/s of environmental practice
  • Motivation for applying to the Certification Board
  • Experience with certification processes
  • Experience with overseeing coordinating volunteer committees
  • Suitability to represent and advocate for the Scheme.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Jonathon Miller, Executive Officer of EIANZ (program-manager@cenvp.org).

Expressions of interest close 5pm Thursday 14 March. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and interviews may commence before the closing date.

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