Join the IFA’s Investigations, Disciplinary and Appeal Committees

Applications close: 31 January 2022

Location: Remote working and the IFA offices in London (only if necessary)

Please note: Late applications will not be accepted unless there are extenuating circumstances


The IFA is looking to appoint a number of individuals as members of the Investigations, Disciplinary and Appeal Committee. We are looking for both lay (non-accountant) and accountant members who can demonstrate high levels of integrity, objectivity and fairness and an ability to look forward and see the bigger picture.

The committee vacancies are as follows:

  • Investigations Committee (1 Chair, 5 accountants, 5 lay)
  • Disciplinary Committee (2 Chair, 5 accountants, 5 lay)
  • Appeal Committee (1 Chair, 2 accountants, 2 lay)

In accordance with the IFA bye-laws, the Chair of the Conduct Committees need to be legally qualified, that is a qualified solicitor, barrister, member of the Faculty of Advocates or member or member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, or being approved by a chair of a Conduct Committee as having suitable qualifications, skills and experience in law.

Members of the above Conduct Committees can express an interest in participating in more than one Committee assuming that there are no conflicts of interest, such as having been involved in a Conduct Committee that has already considered the case.

Responsibilities of Committee members:

  • Read and assimilate case papers quickly and effectively, with excellent attention to detail.
  • Participate in meetings with other panel members, as required, demonstrating tact, respect, discretion and reasonableness.
  • Weigh up the evidence from the paperwork to reach objective, well-reasoned and fair decisions.
  • Act lawfully and in the public interest, including exercising sound judgement in seeking legal advice where necessary.
  • Ensure that equality and diversity considerations are reflected when considering cases.
  • Contribute to, and abide by, the collective committee’s decisions.
  • Participate, when required, in periodic reviews of delegated powers aimed at improving procedures.
  • Participate in training programmes designed for committee members and report any additional training needs to the Director of Professional Standards at the IFA.


The IFA will ensure that the appointment is made in a way that is open, transparent and fair to all applicants. All appointments are made on merit. All applicants should carefully review the IFA recruitment pack, before completing an application form for the committee they wish to join.  

Download the IFA recruitment pack

Download the IFA Conduct Committees application form

Please email your completed electronic application (Microsoft Word or PDF format only) to:

We will acknowledge all applications. If you don’t receive an acknowledgement, please email

Please note: To apply for this role you must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom.

Queries: Please contact with any queries related to this role.

Diversity and Equality of Opportunity:

At the IFA, we are committed to diversity. We believe the profession, and our own organisation, does best when it reflects the society we serve. We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all appointments made on merit. We positively encourage applications from people from all sections of the community, from all backgrounds and with a broad range of experience. We are committed to the principles of equality, diversity and inclusiveness and we are determined to ensure that the decision-making committees reflect that commitment.