Professional memberships

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Elizabeth Morgan

Dear Argyll and Bute Council,

Please tell me :
1. what professional bodies (chartered and non-chartered) the council has corporate membership of
2. what professional bodies the council pays for staff to have individual membership of
3. the number of individual memberships the council pays for staff to have
4. how much the council spent on corporate memberships of professional bodies in the last two financial years
5. how much the council spent on individual memberships of professional bodies in the last two financial years

If it is possible to break-down the figures by departments that would be useful.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Elizabeth Morgan

Administrator, Argyll and Bute Council


Dear Elizabeth Morgan

Request for information: Membership of professional bodies

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Dear Elizabeth Morgan

 

Request for information: Membership of professional bodies

Reference: argyllbuteir:10438.

 

I refer to your request for information which was dealt with in terms of
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).

 

Please see attached and information below not all our Departments record
membership separately.

 

Individual Membership Fees for Procurement

 

Year Amount No. of Staff

2017/18 £1,452.76        8

2018/19 £1,653.00        9

2019/20 £430.00 (to date)

 

Governance Unit

We have six people on the Association of Electoral Administration
membership at the moment at £57 each - total for 6 is £342.

 

Legal Unit

We currently pay for 15 staff memberships to The Law Society - fees run
from 1 Nov each year.

 

£9,692.50 for year 2018/19

£10,125 for year 2017/18

£9,200 for year 2016/17

 

Health & Safety Pay professional membership of IOSH for the manager,
officers and assistant in the last 2 years as follows:

 

2017/18 total spent - £670-00 - 1 manager, 3 officers & 1 assistant

 

2018/19 total spent - £790.00  - 1 manager, 3 officers & 1 assistant

 

Human Resources and Organisational Development is the following:

1) we pay for personal membership for CIPD - Professional Body for Human
Resources and People.

2) in 2019 we spent £2,824

In 2018 we spent £3,034

In 2017 we spent £2,875

3) This year we are covering the membership of 20 members of staff.

 

Community Planning/Community Development.

 

Questions 2 and 3:

 

Royal Town Planning Institute x 1

SOLACE x 1

 

Question 4: £0

 

Question 5: £600

 

Business Continuity institute and the Emergency Planning Society.  We have
not yet set anything up for Belinda.

 

Fees are as follows:

 

EPS - £120

BCI - £120

 

 

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Yours sincerely

 

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