Sue Evans, PPMA President explains the benefits of being a member of the PPMA

To view the cost of membership - click here or scroll down to the end of the page where full costs and details of each type of membership is available.

Want to play a part in shaping the national and even European HR agenda?

Seeking individual career development?

Would you and your organisation benefit from the experiences of your public sector colleagues?

Want to share good HR practice?

At PPMA – the Public Sector People Managers’ Association – the benefits of membership are many and varied.

We are an energetic and committed association of Human Resources professionals from across the public sector in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Building on over 30 years of experience, PPMA’s main aims are to:

Inform, advise and support members of the Association in their work and encourage ever

Higher professional standards in HR

Raise the profile of HR and its importance at the heart of the UK’s public services

Be an influential voice for the HR community through effective lobbying of local and central government

Joining PPMA can yield real benefits for both you and your organisation.

Membership Categories

There are currently 3 membership categories, Full, Associate, and Group membership (the Group Additional category forms part of the Main Group membership and allows for additional applicants to apply) - full details of all the categories can be found by scrolling down to the end of this page.

Select the category of membership that is appropriate to your present employment or situation.

Membership Year

The membership year runs from 1 July to 30 June. Reduced fees apply to those joining after 1 January and until 30 June.

What Happens to the Application?

Every application form received is processed within a maximum of 14 days. New applicants will receive:

  • Confirmation email of your admittance as a Member
  • Membership number issued
  • Details of your Regional Officer who will welcome you as a member in their region and let you have details of their regional meetings and events.


What happens to Membership Information

Members’ personal details are held on a central database and in the password controlled ‘Members Only’ area of the website. The information is used to support the operation of the Association. It may therefore be provided to organisations working with PPMA to promote seminars, publications, website developments and similar activity related to the objectives of the Association. Essential to this process is that the membership data is correct and kept up to date. You should notify the membership office at as soon as any changes occur.

Membership Cancellation Policy

You have the right to cancel your membership within seven days of submission of your registration or subscription. If you wish to cancel your order and request a refund, you can do so by contacting our finance department at

Where a refund is claimed, we will process the refund as quickly as possible, but please allow 28 days for us to refund your money.

To contact the finance department, email: or write to us at: 3 Granville Road, Darwen, Lancs, BB3 2WT


Main Group Membership

For Authorities with more than one member, we offer the option of Group membership. Costs…read more


Associate Membership

Associate membership costs £58 per year and runs from the 1st July to 30 June.…read more


Group Additional Membership

Group Membership of the Association is open to individuals or to organisations who have the…read more


Full Membership

Full membership costs £116 per year and runs from the 1st July to 30 June.…read more

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