HCSA News: 2016 recruitment drive steps up a gear

HCSA members have already begun recruiting as part of the association’s 2016 Recruitment Challenge, which will be promoted and supported across the organisation this year.

Any member can qualify for the scheme, which aims to increase our reach and scope to ensure that senior hospital doctors have a vibrant voice that is represented at all levels.

As announced in the last edition of the Hospital Consultant & Specialist, it is a simple process.

When a new member joins they need to inform us during the application process of the name and membership number of their referer. We will then automatically deduct 10 per cent from the referer’s fees next year.

Signing up 10 new members will qualify a referee for a maximum discount of 100 per cent – £250 in savings beginning in October 2016. It’s as simple as that.

It may be a good idea for referers to let us know that they have signed up a member, to ensure we can follow up any delay in receiving applications.

In this way individual members and the membership collectively share in the benefits as the association grows – with additional resources and a louder voice for HCSA, and every new member gaining access to our renowned range of workplace services and support.

To underline our growth agenda we’ve expanded our team with the appointment of two new national officers who will deal with case work and assist in outreach with members and Hospital Representatives.

Based in the Midlands, they will be taking on cases across south-west England, Wales, and the Midlands.

Richard Wilde, also a qualified lawyer, joins us from Civil Service union PCS.

His fellow new starter, Andrew Jordan, gained experience in health union Unison before a two-year tenure within education union Nasuwt’s member support team.

Both bring with them a wealth of employment law experience, as well as organising and recruiting skills.

Welcome on board!