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Future Leaders: Open day

24 April 2018
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Do you have a passion for our sector? Want to join a range of committed individuals with different experience and age from right across the jewellery industry? Then you should consider joining an NAJ Committee.


The National Committee (NatCom) is the governing body of NAJ, made up of around 12 people from across our industry. While not company directors of NAJ, NatCom members have a duty of care to both the membership and employees. With their industry knowledge and experience, their focus is on strategy and performance so they set targets for the staff team to deliver

The team does the day-today work, the NatCom ensures NAJ is being run properly. Time commitment is around 12 days a year, with vacancies to be decided at the AGM being held at Goldsmith’s Hall on 14th June. If you’d like to be nominated, come and see us on 24th April, or contact the NAJ office. The industry needs people who can give something back – in the words of Lord Kitchener, “Your Association Needs You”!

The NatCom is supported by Steering Groups:

Better Business Group


Institute of Registered Valuers


Technical Standards

What does being on a committee involve?

There are usually four meetings each year, held mid-week either in London or Birmingham. Committee members receive all paperwork in advance, gather opinions before attending meetings, and come along ready to give their views and those of their peers.

What is needed from committee members?

Passion for the sector, competency and commitment

Honesty, trustworthiness and integrity

Responsible decision-making

Transparency and accountability

Respecting the rights and expectations of members

Willingness to put forward a point of view

Ability to respect the three Cs:

1. Confidentiality: what is said in meetings remains confidential unless otherwise stated

2. Conflict of interest: members will raise any potential conflict of interest that may arise, in the interests of transparency and fairness

3. Competition Law: members avoid falling foul of competition regulations

Those who need not apply:

‘Yes’ (wo)men; those ‘only there for the sandwiches’; those who can’t put the Association and the sector above their own interests; those with a single-issue axe to grind and those who aren’t prepared to spend time outside meetings on the role. Not reading the paperwork and just turning up is not acceptable.


Excellent experience as a non-executive director

Profile and kudos of being an active member of an internationally- recognised association

Networking opportunities

Transferable skills (budgeting, strategic planning, project management)

Fun! (and hard work too).

So, if you think you can make your industry better, get nominated or join a committee. The industry needs people who can give something back – in the words of Lord Kitchener, Your Association Needs You!

Would you like to know more? Meet the NAJ team at our open event, 24th April at our London office: 45 Britton Street, EC1M 5NA. Time slots: 9.30 – 11.30AM and 2 – 4PM. All are welcome.

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