Call for volunteers to assist in CIPR’s role as a professional regulator

CIPR Members and Fellows are invited to apply to join the new Professional Standards Panel from January 2014. Following recent changes to the CIPR Charter Regulations which bring the Institute’s disciplinary processes into line with recent developments in best practice, the new panel will provide members and lay people to participate in hearings that arise from complaints raised under the Code of Conduct.

Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive
Members of the new Panel will be performing an extremely valuable service to the Institute and the wider profession. It is of critical importance to our Charter defined role as a regulator of professional conduct that members are willing to contribute their time and expertise to serve alongside lay people to adjudicate on complaints and uphold the Code of Conduct. We have a robust system in which members, their clients and employers and the wider public, can have confidence. Participation is also valuable for any member keen to develop their personal and professional experience.
Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive

Members interested in applying to serve in this capacity are encouraged to view the background and person specification (PDF, opens in a new window). Details of the recent changes to the Charter Regulations, which come into effect from 1 January 2014, are available now on our website.

To apply, members should email a CV with a cover note or an account of how they meet the person specification to Phil Morgan by 9 January. Please include at least one reference who will be willing to validate the content of the application, should this be necessary. They should not be a friend or family member.

Notes to editors

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About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).