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Last call for early payment discounts on membership

CTSI would like to take this opportunity to thank those who have renewed for 2021 and look to remind those who have yet to renew their subscription, that there is still time to take advantage of the early payment discount.

This is available until the 28/2/2021. With Full members benefiting from a £5 discount, other discounts vary as per the appropriate category.

You can pay over the phone using a debit/credit card on 01268 582 200, by cheque, BACS or by completing a direct debit mandate. Please note should you choose to pay by direct debit we cannot accept electronic copies of the completed mandate, postal returns only.

Your continued support is of paramount importance and allows the Institute to be your voice in local and central Government.

Should you have any queries please contact the number above or email membership@tsi.org.uk

We look forward to your continued support in 2021.



May 2021 Exam Announcement

On Monday 4 January 2021, Prime Minister Boris Johnson put in place a national lockdown for England while Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon also implemented a lockdown. Wales remains in a lockdown which began before the announcement, while a tighter lockdown in Northern Ireland is expected to come into force on Friday.

CTSI will adhere to government restrictions and remain watchful for further developments. If restrictions are sufficiently relaxed, CTSI will proceed with the May and June examinations as scheduled.

This is a fluid situation and CTSI will provide ongoing timely updates to candidates concerning the May 2021 exam cycle.


TSI Non-Executive Director Vacancies

The Chartered Trading Standards institute is currently looking to appoint two new Non-Executive Directors  to bring their skills and expertise to the Board, working alongside the existing Directors, the current Non-Executive Directors and three members of CTSI Council. We are seeking applications from CTSI members, both appointments are for a three year period.

The successful candidates will:

  1. Provide a breadth of independent viewpoints with a diverse range of experience at senior level to contribute to the successful development of the organisation and its proper governance
  2. Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the governance of the Institute and its commitment to the aims of the trading standards profession 

We are looking for one post to bring a high level of commercial experience to join our Audit and Finance Committee. The other a member of some standing within the profession and key stakeholders.

Our Board members are currently expected to attend four Board meetings per year and also serve on one of the sub-committees which meet on average four times a year. There may be other ad hoc meetings but the majority of matters are dealt with electronically. Board meetings take place virtually, in London, or at the CTSI head office based in Basildon, Essex and occasionally at other venues. These posts are not salaried, but reasonable expenses will be paid.

CTSI is committed to having a diverse and inclusive group of volunteers within its governance structure. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic members as these are currently under represented.

To request an information pack please contact Jacqui Guerreiro via email jacquig@tsi.org.uk 

The closing date for receipt of applications is noon on 26 February 2021. Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams week commencing 6 march 2021



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