Show you’re committed to developing your people

Organisational membership is more than just a badge. BCS organisational members are shifting the perception of IT professionals in the workplace by giving them a voice and the confidence to grow in their careers.

Your partnership with BCS is a clear signal that you take your L&D responsibilities seriously and are using your resources to develop business-critical skills and provide genuine career progression. Your scheme members gain access to practical career development tools and CPD resources - and further team development tools are available such as our SFIAplus framework to help you build a dynamic, adaptable and self-motivated team.

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Begin your journey with BCS today

Find out how partnering with BCS can help you develop your team's capabilities and prove genuine career progression.

Underline the integrity of your business

Every BCS member signs up to the BCS code of conduct, confirming their commitment to professionalism and to working in the best interest of society.

Through corporate membership, your organisation also signs this pledge demonstrating to customers and the wider community that you’re committed to upholding professional and ethical standards.

How your organisation benefits
  • Independent and trusted endorsement of your team and IT capability
  • External validation of your commitment to developing your people
  • Shift in internal mindset towards the IT department as a business enabler
  • Access to qualifications and registrations to enhance competence and recognition
  • Networking opportunities with other forward-thinking organisations
  • Approved Organisation status available for those driving industry standards

Raising professional standards

Professional registration is a great way for your employees to benchmark their knowledge and competence, and for you to highlight the exceptional credentials of your team.

All our professional standards are aligned to the SFIAplus framework, and we offer webinars and workshops to support your team through the application process.

As part of your membership package, employees can achieve a range of professional IT registrations depending on their skill set, role and responsibilities - including RITTech, CEng and CITP.

How your employees benefit
  • Access to career development tools to develop practical and soft skills
  • Opportunities to influence policy and be involved in wider community
  • Demonstrate their commitment to high ethical working standards
  • Clearer career pathways and more options for progression
    Inspire and be inspired, through the BCS career mentoring programme
  • The Approved Organisation award acknowledges the professionalism of the IT team

Case study

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust are promoting equality of career pathways with BCS organisational membership.

The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff in total. We spoke to Chief Information Officer Kelvyn Hipperson, who is also responsible for the digital staff at The Cornwall Partnership Trust and Cornwall IT Services, an NHS shared services department supporting countywide information systems. There are more than 200 IT staff across the different organisations in the county.

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Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

What can I expect?

Wherever you are in your organisation’s professional membership journey, you need time to embed membership into your culture and we’ll be with you every step of the way.

As with all partnerships, the more you put in, the more you get out. That’s why we ask you to designate a BCS coordinator in your team, with whom our key account manager will work to organise launch events, engagement webinars and other tools promoting the benefits of BCS membership - ensuring you and your people get the most from our collaboration.

Start your journey today

It all starts now. Get in touch today to discuss how BCS can partner with your organisation to help build your profile and drive career opportunities and professionalism in your team.

Meet the team

Julie Bailey

Director of Corporate Engagement

Julie leads the BCS team responsible for the development of professional recognition and skills development.

Nicole Symes Frazer

Head of Defence and Government

As a veteran with extensive experience working with the public sector, Nicole leads BCS corporate engagement across defence and government sectors.

Jan Hoogewerf

Head of Health and Care

With over 30 years of experience in digital health and care at both local and national levels, Jan supports clients in the health and social care sector.

Ashley Larkin

Key Account Manager

Ashley works with organisations to help with the recognition and development of their IT and Digital teams.

Sam Cullum-Short

Key Account Manager - Defence and Government

Sam has a number of years’ experience in new business development and assists our clients in finding the solution that benefits them the most.

Fiona McDonald

Key Account Manager - Health and Care

Fiona works with organisations, including those in the Health and Care sector, to support them in the professionalisation of their digital teams.

Michaela Cadden

Regional Development Manager

Michaela develops new business opportunities and regional trends to grow an ethical and competent digital workforce.

Andrew Barnett

Technical Sales Consultant

As an expert in SFIAplus and RoleModelplus, Andrew works with organisations to embed new and sustainable approaches to professional development.

Nicole Church

Operations Manager

Nicole manages SFIAplus and RoleModelplus projects and supports our organisational members.

George Ffoulkes

Engagement Coordinator

George supports the Key Account Managers as the primary point of contact for clients and internal teams.

The latest thinking

Written by members for members, ITNOW is the BCS magazine exploring the latest developments across the industry. Your employees can enjoy full access and the opportunity to contribute their own blogs, reviews and articles.