Membership Categories

Category  Criteria (to be a member) Benefits 
Executive Member

£150 per annum

  • Qualified and registered social worker.
  • Employed by an organisation in Scotland which is subject to statutory duties to deliver social work services.
  • Currently holds a management post with responsibility for social work staff.

  • Become an Office Bearer (Convenor, Standing Committee Chairs)
  • Join any SWS Committees, groups and electronic distribution lists (excluding CSWO network, unless relevant)
  • Access to dedicated staffing resource to support CSWOs and other prominent members of SWS
  • Opportunities to represent SWS nationally and internationally
  • Tailored bulletins and priority information
  • Voting rights at AGM and EGMs;  influence the direction of SWS
  • Enable the work of SWS, and realisation of its mission
  • Free or discounted access to SWS events
Ordinary Member

£100 per annum 

  • Holds a social work qualification OR adjacent professional qualification (e.g. nursing, CLD, OT).
  • For Social Work qualified: Employed, Self-Employed, Retired, Student.  
  • For adjacent professional qualification: Employed by organisation in Scotland involved in direct delivery of social work services. 

 

  • Become and Office Bearer (Treasurer) and Non-Executive Director
  • Eligible to Chair Sub-Groups 
  • Join any SWS Committees, groups and electronic distribution lists (excluding CSWO network, unless relevant) 
  • Opportunities to represent SWS nationally 
  • Voting Rights at AGM and EGMs; set direction for SWS
  • Enable the work of SWS, and realisation of its mission
  • Free or discounted access to SWS events 
Associate Member 

£50 per annum

  • Employed by an organisation involved in the delivery, improvement, scrutiny or regulation of social work services. 
  • Employed by an organisation involved in the education, training and / or support of social workers.  
  • Become a Non-Executive Director of the Association  
  • Join SWS Sub-Groups (and associated distribution lists) 
  • Join SWS Workforce and Resources Standing Committee
  • Eligible to Chair Sub-Groups 
  • Attend AGMs and EGMs; no voting rights 
  • Enable the work of SWS, and realisation of its mission
  • Discounted access to some SWS events 

Corporate membership is open to any organisation which has a full or particular focus or interest in social work services. We ask anyone to please contact SWS at admin@socialworkscotland.org if they are interested in joining as a Corporate member.

 

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