Committee Roles: Portfolio Lead

Role Description

  • Volunteer
  • Remote (open to all locations in Australia)
  • Completed a Board-approved Masters of I/O Psychology


The Portfolio Lead is responsible for owning the design, delivery, evaluation and reporting of their sub-committee’s annual plan in partnership with SIOPA’s leadership team. You will:

  • Lead a portfolio / sub-committee (see list of portfolios below)
  • Own the development of your portfolio / sub-committee’s annual plan
  • Coordinate initiatives aligned to your annual plan
  • Own the monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of progress to the Board
  • Ensure full participation and effective decision-making during meetings
  • Liaise directly with SIOPA’s President and Vice President
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with external partners
  • Act in accordance with relevant legislation, regulations and SIOPA’s rules and by-laws
  • Advocate for SIOPA and I/O psychology in Australia


You will lead one of the below portfolios / sub-committees:

  • MEMBERSHIP ENGAGEMENT: Coordinates activities that improve the member experience.
  • CPD & EVENTS: Plans and delivers a range of events run by SIOPA in person or online.
  • COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING: Organises the external communications by SIOPA in line with the organisation’s brand and values.
  • ADVOCACY & RESEARCH: Promotes the growth of the evidence base for industrial organisational psychology in Australia.
  • CORPORATE SERVICES: Implements activities that support the general functioning and sustainability of the core SIOPA systems and infrastructure.

What do I need?

This role is for someone with a passion for strengthening and protecting the I/O psych community. You will bring:

  • Strategic thinking
  • Proactivity and willingness to take ownership
  • Strong networking skills
  • Understanding and commitment to SIOPA’s vision
  • Industry experience in the I/O psychology field
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

Time Commitment

The role generally requires a commitment of up to 2 hours per week and attendance at the committee leads meeting (held every 6 weeks).

What’s in it for me?

  • Support from leaders across SIOPA’s board, strategic advisory group, and tertiary partners
  • Exciting opportunities to be at the forefront of shaping and advocating for your profession
  • Connections to a global network of like-minded practitioners
  • Access to professional development opportunities

How do I apply?

Whilst committee roles are often filled, there is regular movement within the organisation and we would encourage you to express your interest so that we can start to discuss how best you would contribute to SIOPA, and the furthering of the I/O psychology profession.

Please send your expressions of interest to Be sure to include:

  1. The role you are applying for (i.e., portfolio lead, committee officer, student representative)
  2. Your portfolio / sub-committee preference/s
  3. Your CV.