CIPR seeks members to join Code of Conduct Appeals Panel

The CIPR is establishing an Appeals Panel to work within its new disciplinary structure. 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 appeal hearings that arise from decisions made by the Professional Standards Panel on complaints raised under the Code of Conduct. 

Members and Fellows are invited to apply to join the new Appeals Panel from January 2014.

Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive
This is a further opportunity for members to engage with the ethical issues that are alive in our profession and to make a valuable contribution to the life of the Institute. We need volunteers to ensure that the CIPR can properly fulfil its role as a standards setting and regulating body. The experience is often personally and professionally rewarding as well.
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

Notes to editors

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).