A wide range of experts play their part in helping the CIPD to champion better work and working lives.
Our 365 employees work in a variety of roles, ranging from experts in quality assurance for our qualifications to thought leaders in workplace and labour market issues and specialists in public affairs. More recently we've also been building our digital and editorial capabilities to support our goal to become a much more customer-focused 'knowledge business'.
We're also fortunate to count more than a thousand more individuals who dedicate their time to working with the CIPD. Some of these are paid associates who help deliver some of our training and consultancy services, but around 800 are volunteers who give their time freely in a variety of roles including board trustees, governance committees and membership upgrade assessors. The majority of our volunteers are signed up as branch committee members throughout the UK and Ireland. They're in the driving seat for engaging with members at a local level.
To achieve our ambitions, we need a diverse workforce with diverse skills and perspectives.