IHBC’s Support Officer updates Branch Committees on new developments and opportunities

The IHBC’s Branch and Volunteer Support Officer Jude Wheeler has written to IHBC Branch Committee representatives across the UK to update all on new developments and opportunities.

Jude writes:

It is some time since I have sent a ‘Letter to Branches’ with updates from the National Office…


An online Welcome Session… will be hosted by David McDonald (IHBC Chair), Angharad Hart (Application Support Officer) and Jude Wheeler (Branch Support Officer) where attendees will get an opportunity to find out more about how the IHBC operates…

#IHBCPetitionforCharter: Survey and Events Update

Earlier this year IHBC launched its consultation web hub & resource on the prospect of an IHBC… Petition for Charter.  Since then, many have filled in the survey but we’re still keen to get in as many and as diverse thoughts as possible….COMPLETE THE SURVEY

I would also like to draw your attention to the possible funding for volunteer and Branch initiatives… You can contact me for any queries or suggestions.

Schools: Swansea School 2023 and Reading School 2024

Thanks, and congratulations go to all those involved with the Swansea School and its organisation:  Branch volunteers, sponsors (MLF Insurance Group), hosts (University of Wales Trinity St Davids, Vivian Hall- Dylan Thomas Centre for Dinner on Friday where Marsh and GASA awards were handed out, and Penderyn Distillery for reception), speakers and tour leaders.

We are also pleased to confirm revised dates for next year’s Annual School, to be held in Reading: June 13 – 15… virtual MarketPlace:LIVE launch on 12th… broadly on management and care of places and fabric. Next year’s School will be hybrid, on similar model to Aberdeen 2022.

Training and IHBC Applications

Angharad has been hosting monthly drop-in online Supporter Surgery sessions between 12.00-m – 12.45pm on a Wednesday, the next three scheduled are:

Wednesday 11th October: LINK
Wednesday 15th November: LINK
Wednesday 6th December: LINK

IHBC Mate Session

The next open session is Virtual and on 18 October 2023. For further details contact Ramona Usher at professional@ihbc.org.uk

IHBC’s next AGM: Volunteers and trustees

… we are encouraging all Branches to promote active member participation and volunteering, including on our Councils as well as looking to Committee and trustee roles.

You can see more background and context regarding trustee roles HERE and on our Council.  To help promote volunteers, you might also like to remind members on our early career guidance on encouragement for volunteering HERE.


Upcoming Dates/deadlines…

Financial Returns…

Call out to Branches…

Business Plans…

For more detail contact Jude Wheeler at support@ihbc.org.uk

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