IHBC supports members in crisis: 1 year IHBC fee-free and fuss-free, if you’ve lost your job or face serious sudden troubles!

ihbcmemb2015Lost your job and problems finding new work?  Or are you facing a crisis that seriously affects your conservation career or income?  IHBC is here to help, with our ‘fee-free year’ supporting you in your time of need. Just let us know and we’ll sort out your fee for a year, free of fuss and bother.  You can then focus on getting back on your feet, knowing that your professional body is still there for you.

James Caird, IHBC Chair, said ‘The Institute is very aware that careers in conservation are sometimes less secure than they once were. We want to offer our members as much support as we can during difficult periods as well as helping them generally with our wide range of cost-effective training, resources and support.  This support is simply another demonstration of our continuing focus on member needs and priorities.’ 

IHBC Director Seán O’Reilly said: ‘If you don’t have time or capacity to seek our usual fee-support services, we’re still here to help.  Just let us know and, with the minimum of fuss or hassle, we’ll make sure your fee is covered for the year, so our professional support can be counted on.’

‘This is just one of the many ways we at the IHBC helps our members as they face the challenge of developing and maintaining their specialist conservation skills.  The introduction of a stepped approach to IHBC conservation accreditation – Associate membership – addressed a big hurdle for early career practitioners.  Bursaries and fee support helped reduce our already low-cost fees even more.’

‘Now this new support means that if a member is suddenly hit with a crisis situation affecting their capacity to sort out our membership fee, they can simply call us and we will cover the subscription year, all with the minimum of fuss.’

‘This is simple, accessible and logical support for you from your professional body, to help you deal with the kind of crisis situations anyone can face’.

‘Simply email our Membership Services Officer and we will do the rest.’

Email our Membership Services Officer at membershipservices@ihbc.org.uk

For more details on this and other fee support see the IHBC website

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