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Membership benefits explained

Find out more about each of the benefits available to our members.

Which benefits are available to me? Which benefits are available to me?

Start by logging in to your member account. Then, click the ‘My account’ drop down list in the top right hand corner of the screen, and then click ‘Membership details’. This page includes everything that you have access to within your organisation.

Alternatively, you can contact hello@socitm.net and your membership details can be sent over.

Individual membership Individual membership

Essential: 15, Essential+: 20, Enhanced: 50, Executive: Unlimited

An individual membership is given to an employee within your organisation. Each membership level allows for a different number of individual members. At the Executive level, your whole team/organisation can benefit from being part of our community.

Webinars Webinars

Included in all packages

We know your workloads mean it’s not always possible to find time to read and absorb complex information in a working day. Our webinars, make it easier and less time consuming to access practical information and exclusive learning resources. Join us live or watch recordings at a time to best suit you. They generally take place every Wednesday and every third Friday of the month at 1pm.

Member-only resources Member-only resources

Included in all packages

Our member-only research publications are specifically tailored to provide members with the information you need when you need it most, produced by and designed for the public sector. All our research – both member-only and open access – is published within our resource hub.

We encourage all members to submit blogs, documents, reports, podcasts, webinars and so on that have been helpful – sharing resources only adds further weight to the extensive range of peer-approved content.

Leadership Academy Leadership Academy

Points per organisation: Essential: 4, Essential+: 8, Enhanced: 12, Executive: 16

Our training is designed to harness, develop, and promote the confidence and talent of you and your team. It takes place both in physical and virtual sessions, depending on the training. Unique, inspirational, and universally well-received, our courses support you to invest in individuals, empowering them to confidently take risks and challenge conventions imaginatively.

Graduates are part of our alumni community where mentoring, collaboration and support help develop a bright, vibrant and dynamic group of future leaders for our sector.

Applies to both in-person and virtual Leadership Academy programmes.

President's Conference President's Conference

Included in all corporate packages

Our annual President’s Conference (in person or online) unites the UK’s most influential public sector digital leaders for networking, keynotes, workshops, and discussion. Themed around our key policy areas, it provides delegates with the latest insights, authoritative information, practical know-how and inspiring stories. It is an opportunity for the entire Socitm community to come together.

This event also hosts our awards ceremony where we acknowledge and celebrate the hard work, vision, success, best practice and personal achievements of digital leaders in the public sector.

President's Conference dinner President's Conference dinner

Places per organisation: Essential: 1, Essential+: 2, Enhanced: 2, Executive: 3

Our President’s Conference dinner is a spectacular evening with a three-course meal, live music, awards ceremony, and more, that enhances professional and personal networks.

President's Conference accomodation President's Conference accomodation

Hotel rooms per organisation:
Essential: none, Essential+: 2, Enhanced: 2, Executive: 3

For members attending in person, hotel accommodation at the venue or nearby will be provided.

National conferences National conferences

Included in all packages

Guided by our key policy themes and hosted by our President’s Team, these events examine and explore important issues in depth. Whether in-person or virtual (or both) they provide a platform for high-level knowledge sharing among digital leaders and their teams. Discover information, case studies and gain confidence to encourage positive change.

Local meetings Local meetings

Included in all packages

Regular meetings for and with Socitm’s 10 regional groups strengthen relationships, inspire innovation and provide a platform for sharing best practice.

These events allow delegates to discuss specific challenges affecting local areas and inspire the creation of local solutions with national implications.

Silktide website accessibility testing Silktide website accessibility testing

Included in all packages

New regulations have been in place for public sector bodies since September 2018 that require websites and mobile apps to be ‘perceivable, operable, understandable and robust’. Developed in partnership with Silktide, our website testing service measures the accessibility of your website and apps. Use it to help you be more inclusive for the community you serve.

Socitm Advisory consulting hours Socitm Advisory consulting hours

Hours per package: Essential: 2, Essential+: 2, Enhanced: 6, Executive: 12

Socitm Advisory can advise on any digital, ICT and service design related query across the public sector and they will ensure the expertise they provide is at an appropriate level of seniority to reflect the seniority or requirement of the client.

Leadership development support Leadership development support

Hours per package: Essential: 0, Essential+: 0, Enhanced: 4, Executive: 8

Access one-to-one mentoring with our leadership manager, Aidan Matthews. During the sessions you will have chance to create a personal profile to help understand areas of strengths and identify development opportunities.

As a leader, you can also use the sessions to create a team profile using Belbin Team Roles or Prism Team Dynamics which will give you a unique insight in how your team is operating and actions to create stronger performance.

Customised training plan Customised training plan

Access to plan: Executive members only

The Leadership Academy programmes are designed to run with delegates from different organisations.

However, we do appreciate that to most benefit our members more, some of these can be tailored to meet the requirements of a single organisation or team. Our training director can work with you to tailor a programme for you.

Service Design Maturity Assessment (SDMA) Lite touch workshop Service Design Maturity Assessment (SDMA) Lite touch workshop

Included in all corporate packages

The Socitm Digital Maturity Assessment (SDMA) is a robust business architecture approach to assessing a public sector organisation’s digital maturity that recognises the importance of the GDS service principles and business architecture. An organisation will receive 2-3 workshops followed by a report based on their maturity assessment.

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