About Us

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The Public Services People Managers Association (PPMA) is the first choice association for people professionals in public services.

We are a collective voice for a highly qualified, passionate, committed and diverse public services HR and OD community. We play a critical role in influencing key decision-makers and stakeholders involved in people management and workforce issues.

Why are we here?

Political and economic challenge and change continue to make unprecedented demands on our public service workforce.

From public sector policy reform and the austerity agenda’s impact on staff and services to the effect of the ‘consumer society’ on customer expectations of public services, the context for HR and OD practitioners is highly complex and unique.

The Public Services People Managers’ Association, PPMA, is the voice and association for Human Resources and Organisational Development professionals working within the public sector. This section provides greater information about our Vision, Values, Objectives and how we go about delivering them.

Our Vision

The PPMA will continuously strive to enhance, promote and raise the standards of people management and development within public services. The PPMA will provide a single voice to represent the views and interests of the Human Resources (HR) and Organisational Development (OD) professions and will ensure that through membership of the Association that clear understanding about the requirement and benefits of an aligned and integrated approach to community, corporate and people strategies is embedded.

Our Values

The PPMA prides itself on operating in accord with the following core values:

– We listen to all points of view
– We talk to all stakeholders involved in workforce related matters
– We activity promote the PPMA agenda
– We provoke each other and our organisations to really think about workforce challenges

Influencing

Sharing

Developing

The PPMA exists to:

a) Champion, enhance, improve and sustain high performing public services by enabling the delivery of effective and efficient people management and development, underpinned by knowledgeable, skilled and talented HR/OD practitioners working at all levels of public service.

b) Defining, promoting and delivering the highest professional standards and conduct amongst those engaged in people management and development within public services by working in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and other relevant professional institutions.

c) Leading, influencing, informing and challenging national and European policy and legislation in respect of employment and workforce matters on behalf of the HR and OD professions. Working in collaboration with relevant organisations such as the CIPD and the Local Government Association, the PPMA also works positively and proactively with other leading public sector bodies. Additionally, the Association works with a range of other key organisations including the Trades Union Congress and individual trades unions, Central Government Departments and a broad range of other professional bodies and societies.

d) Raise the profile, importance and understanding of the need for the highest possible standards in people management and development within public services at local, regional, national and international levels by developing and delivering relevant and timely research, policy statements, conferences, seminars, products and services.

e) Enhance the profile of people management and development within public services by proactively engaging with the media and by maximising the use of effective communication channels, both within the Association and externally.

f) Ensure that informed debate and discussion takes place in respect of the people management implications arising from public sector spending and efficiency reviews as well as proposed public sector reforms and reorganisation.

g) Promote and support the embedding of equality and diversity in the design of public sector policies, the delivery of public services and the employment, learning and training opportunities offered by the public sector workforce.

h) Create, increase and encourage opportunities for involving members of the Association through Regional and National networks, working groups and project teams formed or contributed to by the Association.

Our Business Plan

Our Business Plan


Our business plan objectives are informed by 4 key themes. These themes have been developed during consultation with the PPMA Board and PPMA members. They define the areas of HR and OD practice that we believe will continue to be the focus of our:

- Policy responses
- Thought leadership
- Professional development of HR and OD professionals
- Sharing of good practice

Although a number of the themes are common to our work over the last 40 years, they still continue to evolve. As we develop more evidence of what works (and what doesn’t) in public sector organisations we focus on ensuring we evolve our practice. In addition to learning on the ground, we are very aware that the changing Public Sector landscape forces to think about our practices differently. Devolution, Health and Social Care Integration, Emergence of Combined and Unitary Authorities are all requiring different responses to traditional HR and OD issues. Developing the Future Workforce will become an increasing imperative for all of us.

Our 4 themes are as follows:

- Leadership & Behaviours
- Workforce Transformation
- Organisational Development
- Future Workforce.

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Membership


PPMA Membership is open to all:
• HR/OD professionals in the public sector – full membership
• HR/OD professionals in organisations supporting the delivery of HR/OD in public sector organisations – associated membership
• Other professionals who have “people management” as part of their role – associated membership

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President


The President of the association provides overall and highly visible leadership for the Association.

The President and his/her Vice-Presidents are at the forefront of publicising the work at the Association both nationally and internationally.

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Vice President


The Vice President(s) support the President of the association to ensure that they are at the forefront of publicising the work at the Association both nationally and internationally.

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Honorary Secretary


The association’s Honorary Secretary is primarily responsible for ensuring that all of our work is done in accordance with our Constitution and the principles of good governance and transparency.

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Honorary Treasurer


The association’s Honorary Treasurer is primarily responsible for acting as the Chief Financial Officer in respect of finances, income and expenditure and to be responsible, with the Principal Officers, for the financial stability and propriety of the Association.

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Past President


The association’s Past President is primarily responsible for acting as an advisor to the President and Vice-President(s) in furthering the aims and objectives of the Association and provide additional support, as necessary.

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Talent Offer


At the PPMA we recognise that it is important for our members and prospective members to know exactly the opportunities we have to offer to help boost their career and provide opportunities to network and discuss key issues public sector organisations are facing.

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PPMA Business Plan


The PPMA Vision is to be the first choice association for people professionals in public services.

To ensure that we deliver on our vision, our Principal Officers and Board Members have formulated a 2015 – 2018 Business Plan.

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Commercial Opportunities


There are a number of ways in which you can work with PPMA on a commercial basis.

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Advertising


PPMA members are only one click away.

Advertising your products, services or events with PPMA will provide you with a unique channel to target a broad spectrum of public sector HR and OD professionals.

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About

About


The Public Services People Managers Association (PPMA) is the first choice association for people professionals in public services.

We are a collective voice for a highly qualified, passionate, committed and diverse public services HR and OD community. We play a critical role in influencing key decision-makers and stakeholders involved in people management and workforce issues.

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Our Regions

Our Regions


First and foremost PPMA is proud to be a membership organisation.

As such, the needs of our members comes first together with our sponsors and other partners, we work to develop offerings that ensure that our membership offering remains fit for purpose and offers great value for money.

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The Knowledge Bank

The Knowledge Bank


The PPMA Knowledge Bank is a members only resource offering access to a wealth of best practice information, including case studies, toolkits, PPMA and Sponsor thought leadership papers, that you can use in your day to day practice.

Click below to access our membership joining pages and select the right membership for you.

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