Committee member

Could you make a positive difference to practice and support other communications practitioners in public service. The CIPR’s Local Public Services Group is seeking new members to join its committee from the AGM this October 2019.

Mandy Pearse, Chair of the group, sets out what is involved and some of the existing committee members share their experience.

Joining CIPR LPS

The CIPR Local Public Services Committee is the natural home for public sector communicators although there are also groups covering education and health.Meg on why she is a CIPR volunteer


What we need

We are looking to strengthen our committee so we can cover the whole of the UK, represent the range of public services, be more diverse and bring in people working in the earlier stages of their career.

Committee member

How it helps you

You will:

  • gain a set of colleagues to work with on the committee who have many years experience across all aspects of PR, comms and marketing and some real subject experts. All are willing to share experience and support each other
  • get to meet volunteers in the  other CIPR groups and build your network of contacts
  • have the chance to expand your skills, experience and take on responsibilities you may not get in your day to day work
  • get benefits such as CPD points and discounts in recognition for your voluntary work.

Kerry picture on why she joined

The deal

Here is what the committee will need from you.

You will:

  • be able to attend our four to five face to face meetings during the year
  • be able to take part in monthly 30-45 min teleconferences
  • be happy to create links and work collaboratively with the other regional and sectoral committees
  • write or contribute to blogs, help with social media/ e-newsletters promoting activities, organise events, research topics and play an active role in the team.

What to do next

We will elect our committee for 2020 at our AGM on 9 Oct 2019.

If you are interested contact the LPS Chair Mandy Pearse.

You can find out about the other CIPR regional and sectoral groups which you can volunteer with or belong to on the institute’s website. CIPR Education and Skills Group

Mandy Pearse on why she is a CIPR volunteer


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