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Affiliate Application Advice & Guidance

Local Authority Fast-Track Affiliate Pilot
15 July - 30 August 2024

If you're thinking of applying for affiliate membership with the IHBC, you will find the information you need here.

Please Note: In order to apply for affiliate membership, you MUST be registered with the IHBC as a Supporter. If you haven’t already registered, you can do this quickly and easily online, HERE

If you are unsure about your membership status, or have any related queries, please contact membershipservices@ihbc.org,uk

1. Is Affiliate Membership right for you?

If you’re looking to become formally accredited with the IHBC, Affiliate membership is a great place to start, especially if you’re starting out or changing career. The application process is straight-forward and is structured to allow us to help everyone through the more substantial process of becoming a Full Member. As Affiliate status imposes a duty to observe our Code of Conduct while encouraging CPD, it is the perfect preparation for accreditation, as Associates or Full Members.

Still not sure if this is the right membership category for you? You can find out more about our other membership categories here

2. Things to do before you apply

We recommend that you either read or watch our guidance on completing your IHBC affiliate application form, before you begin completing your application. If you have already completed your form, you may find it useful to review the guidance to ensure that your application addresses the points raised.

You may also want to attend one of our monthly drop-in Supporter Surgeries #ihbcsurgery, where you can find out more about the application process and ask questions regarding your application form. Find out more about these below:

3. Complete your application

Once you have watched, or read, our Affiliate Application guidance, click on the link below to download the Affiliate Application Form.

If you require an alternative to the current application form in order to apply for Affiliate membership, please email membershipservices@ihbc.org.uk to discuss how we can best support you.

4. Submit your completed application form

You can submit your completed Affiliate Application Form using the 'Submit' button below.

Free, Online Supporter Surgery Sessions

Do you have any questions about the affiliate application form, or the application process?
We are currently piloting a series of free, online supporter surgery sessions.

They are free to attend for all existing supporters, and those who are considering applying for Affiliate membership. There’s no need to book – just drop-in!
We are currently offering sessions once a month, between 1:00 to 1:45pm, on a Wednesday but we can schedule additional sessions subject to demand, so do get in touch at training@ihbc.org.uk.

Please find the dates and links for the upcoming sessions below:

IHBC Office is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Wednesday, 17th July 2024 - 1pm - 1.30pm: Link

Wednesday, 18th September - 1pm - 1.30pm: Link

Can’t make any of these sessions? Contact Anna to request for additional dates and times at training@ihbc.org.uk.

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Local Authority Affiliate Fast-Track Pilot

The IHBC is piloting a new ‘Fast Track’ Affiliate Application process aimed at supporting existing local authority staff working in conservation planning and heritage to advance from Supporter status to Affiliate membership.

This pilot will run from Monday 15 July to Friday 30 August 2024.

Using the ‘Fast Track’ application format you will be able to use a current CV or even a full LinkedIn profile to complete your Affiliate application quickly and easily, so you can get on and submit your application and take the next step in your journey towards Associate or Full membership.

Are you eligible?

This new pilot targets IHBC Supporter members serving as Local Authority staff in any capacity – full time, part-time or consultant etc. – in a role that involves heritage, planning and/or building conservation for the equivalent of a year or more, and/or have completed an IHBC recognised course.

We are holding a series of online sessions, exclusively for the pilot, which will give you a clearer idea of the fast-track process, and help you begin to write your Affiliate application, there and then! Simply register for your preferred date and time, free of charge!

Wednesday 24th July, 1pm-2.15pm: Register here

Thursday 1st August, 1pm-2.15pm: Register here

Wednesday 7th August, 3pm-4.15pm: Register here

Applicants can access the Affiliate Fast-Track Membership Guidance document here and should use the standard Affiliate application form to apply.

For more information, or if you have any queries, please contact Angharad Hart at training@ihbc.org.uk

Applications close at 11:59pm on Friday 30th August 2024.

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