Welcome to our branch

Thank you for visiting our branch page and for your interest in being part of a vibrant local community of people professionals. We have almost 2,000 members in the region, spread across a wide geographical area of Fife, Forth Valley and Tayside. 

Our committee volunteers work to deliver a range of engaging events to champion better work and working lives. Members are at the heart of everything we do in the branch and we aim to listen, deliver and connect with our members to provide content and resources that benefit you.

Whether you’re currently studying, working in the people profession or a manager or leader, we believe you can benefit most from your membership by actively participating in the branch activities. This may be through attending events, contributing to our newsletters, participating in our online discussions, partnering and supporting our activities.

We are keen to share local stories and if you have one to share we'd love to hear from you. We learn from others, through engaging in discussions, sharing insight and ideas and building connections and as a branch that's where we believe we can provide value in supporting those connections across the region.

If you would like to learn more about the branch or share any feedback or ideas we would love to hear from you.

Emma Louden, Chartered FCIPD

Branch Chair

Come along to
our events

We collaborate with other branches and CIPD teams to offer vibrant networks and relevant events across Scotland. Connect, learn and share ideas with people professionals across our branch and beyond.

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Get involved

We deliver for our members based on feedback from our local branch survey; we are currently focused on delivering across five cluster topic areas:

  1. Employee Relations
  2. Change
  3. Culture
  4. Skills & Capability
  5. Strategic HR

Our events are a mix of practical, inspiring and community focused. If you have ideas for improving what we have to offer or if you think we can help you with any aspect of your career or your continuing development, please contact us.

We have a core of dedicated volunteers who help organise branch activities and help our members to develop and learn as people professionals. We're always looking for more volunteer members so, should you want to get involved, please get in touch.

Agile volunteering

Our branch wants to involve as many members as possible with helping to improve how our branch listens and delivers for members. We've introduced an agile volunteering approach that gives members the opportunity to volunteer to take part in agile sprints to deliver specific improvement projects using agile working approaches - a great way for members to get involved with the branch, learn new skills AND help us improve.

Local speakers

We love to hear from our local members to speak at our events, sharing best practice, successes and learning journeys. If you have a story you could share we would love to hear from you.

Member listening

Our members are at the heart of everything we do. Our annual members feedback survey helps drive our plan for the following year in terms of topics, locations and the format for you to engage with the branch.

Networking and learning

With workshops, round tables, panel discussions and expert speakers, our thought-provoking events cover everything our community needs. Network, learn and stay up to date. 


Keen to get involved, give back or raise your profile? Whatever your skills and interests, learn more about branch volunteering. 

Support for student members

Just starting out on your career? Want to meet experienced people professionals and keep up to date with all the topics you cover in your studies? We’re here for you as you study for your CIPD qualification.  

Member-to-member mentoring

We connect members who want to develop new skills and progress their careers with members who have expertise in coaching and mentoring. 

Want to get involved? Got an idea for an event? We want to hear from you!

Email us

Join one of our special interest groups

We bring together people professionals with a common interest to network, share ideas and learn from one another. Please email us if you’d like to join one of our special interest groups.

New and aspiring HR Professionals

A local network for those new to the people profession with relevant speakers and signposting resources and guidance at the start of your career. 

Get in touch to find out more. And let us know your ideas for other special interest groups. 

Find other branches in our area

Four branches across Scotland serve more than 10,000 members. Together we deliver local branch events, professional networks, learning opportunities and special interest groups.

We collaborate with our branch volunteers to support our members and work with people professionals, employers, partners and government agencies across our area.

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