Career management & Soft skills – working group member

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Signup Deadline: 03-04-2023
Starts: 10-04-2023
Ends: 03-06-2024


Career management & Soft skills – working group member

No of new member volunteers



May 2023 for 12 months  


30 hours

The goal of this working group is to create activities that provide valuable career development tools and skills to our members. The group will cover topics that help members with their career path such as interview techniques, as well skills that members will want to develop in order to thrive in any job such as communication and leadership skills. The group will work closely with the staffed office on identifying the best possible topics and experts to create a programme of events and content that best supports members in their career development and progression.  


The group is tasked with: 

  • Identifying opportunities for creating content and events that covers a broad range of topics across career management and soft skills, looking for fresh perspectives and compelling speakers  

  • Identify experts that could produce relevant content or events that will most engage members 

  • Utilise CFA Institute’s careers competency framework to identify what soft skills should be prioritised 

  • Together with CFA UK staff, review data on past events and content to identify the most popular topics that should be repeated to best serve members  

  • Regular liaison with the Head of Professional Learning and Events Team to ensure the best content delivery and support.  


What you will gain? 

  • Build your profile within the CFA UK network of volunteers, the wider membership and the industry 

  • Develop leadership, communication and team work skills through our volunteer personal development training 

  • Recognition for your contribution in shaping and delivering services to the membership 

  • Opportunity to meet and network with other like-minded investment professionals 

  • Volunteering brings a “shared experience” amongst peers that has long lasting benefits for your career 

  • Learn more about what to expect from volunteering in our FAQs here. 

Who are we looking for? 

  • Members who have an interest in curating a programme of content and events to support career development for investment professionals.  

  • Members who have strong networks across the investment profession 

  • Volunteers who regularly attend events and have interest in leading/hosting at least one event 

  • Volunteers who would like to create and/or curate relevant content 

  • Availability for regular meetings throughout the membership year plus conference calls and work to move ideas forward between meetings 

  • Ability to work with a group to shape ideas. 

  • Understanding of what would interest the membership. 


Compliance Notes: 

  • Group members should seek prior compliance clearance from their employers 

  • Members will participate in a personal capacity and not as representatives of their employer 


Volunteers Needed:

2 (2 open slots)

Experience Required:

4 - 6 Years Industry Experience


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