As the communications industry in Scotland begins to bounce back from the impact of the pandemic, the CIPR Scotland is on hand to help our members on the road to recovery.

We have a thriving community of PR professionals across Scotland, and our new Here To Help initiative will give members exclusive access to new and existing opportunities that support CPD, innovation and careers.

The new initiative will signpost exciting opportunities in Scotland and those available to global members of the CIPR. Here are some of the ways we can help you this year.


Here To Help events programme: throughout 2021 the CIPR Scotland will host monthly CPD events to help members adapt to the changing communications and business landscapes in Scotland. Check out our events calendar here.

CPD & Resources Hub: the CIPR CPD platform provides a framework for your professional development. There are nearly 1,400 learning activities to choose from including a bank of free webinars, skills guides and whitepapers. Start your CPD journey here.

CIPR Global Training: we continue to offer virtual CIPR training courses for members at a heavily discounted rate. From strategy to risk management and writing skills, these courses will support your development. Check out the course list here.

Member Mentoring Scheme: Progress is our free mentoring scheme exclusive to CIPR members. Wherever you are in your career journey, we have more than 50 mentors waiting to help you - they are all CIPR Fellows with a wealth of experience. Find out more here

Influence Magazine: our quarterly digital magazine is produced exclusively for CIPR members. You can read your free online edition and the best communications blogs here.

Engage Podcast: a new quarterly CIPR podcast explores the challenges facing communications practitioners right now. The first episode discusses doing diversity differently – available here.

Ethics helpline: if you are ever faced with an ethical dilemma and the right thing to do isn’t clear, you can contact the CIPR’s free helpline here.


Director Skills Series: in March 2021, the CIPR Scotland launched a new leadership events programme to support your boardroom skills. Topics include governance, financial & investor relations, research & insight, measurement, ethics, digital strategy, diversity & inclusion, and ESG. More here .

Accreditation: becoming a CIPR Accredited PR Practitioner is a hallmark of your commitment to professional excellence. Complete two continuous cycles of CPD to receive accreditation, or one CPD cycle alongside a relevant CIPR qualification. More here.

Chartership: our Royal Charter includes the power to grant chartership. Chartered status represents the highest standard of professional excellence and integrity – as well as your breadth of experience and achievements. Learn more about becoming chartered here.

Business & Legal Support: the CIPR has a free helpline to help you with any employment, health and safety, commercial legal, tax and VAT issues. There are also a range of contract templates tailored to Scots law. Read more here.


CIPR Scotland Future Leaders Programme: for our members aged 30 or under, the programme gives you a voice in the industry as well as opportunities to build your network, learn from industry leaders and hone the skills needed to be a future leader of the communications industry. Check it out here.

Student Member Mentoring: Career Starter is our new, free mentoring scheme for CIPR student members. We have over 60 mentors who are CIPR Chartered PR Practitioners. Find out more here


Employability Hub: if you find yourself out of work or looking for a change of role, the new support hub provides information and resources to help you take control of your career. It also offers advice on protecting your mental health and wellbeing during change, redundancy or job insecurity. You can access the hub here.

Mental Health Hotline: the confidential iProvision hotline helps with personal and professional problems affecting your home or work life, health or wellbeing. It is run by qualified and experienced counsellors. Find out more here.

Membership Payment Breaks: if you find yourself in financial difficulty (or if you are on parental leave), you may qualify for a membership payment holiday. More info here.

iProvision Benevolent Fund: for more than 50 years iProvision has helped CIPR members who have fallen on tough times. It offers confidential guidance and support when things get difficult for you and your family – helping with financial difficulties, respite, career challenges, and the mental health impact of the pandemic. Check it out here.