Are you working at the Chartered Member level?

At this level you are typically using your professional expertise to deliver medium to long-term value for organisations and the people in them. Your work is likely to be operational in nature, with a strategic overview.

The nature of your work

Your work will require thinking at a strategic level, and have complexity in the thinking or delivery of outcomes in the people profession. Delivery will usually be operational, working with a range of stakeholders.

How you use information

You'll synthesise information from a range of sources, critically question it, and evaluate it to make judgements and decisions.

Your influence and impact

You'll work with and influence a range of people professionals and other stakeholders. Your work will create medium to long-term value for a wide range of people.

If this reflects your current role, you’ll also:

  • influence a range of stakeholders, including other people professionals and managers in your organisation or client organisations, though your work will impact a wider audience
  • drive change that focuses on valuing people, ensures fairness in the way people are treated and managed, and improve the collective well-being and success of organisations (and those who work for them)
  • work with integrity, making ethical and evidence-based decisions
  • demonstrate your professionalism through your commitment to CPD and the development of others.

CIPD membership grade

The standards in this level equate to Chartered Membership.

Interested in becoming a Chartered Member? Find out how.

Who should look at the standards at this level?

If the descriptions at this level are a reflection of your role, then you should use these standards to have your best impact.

This level may also apply to the following: Student members studying towards Advanced qualifications, or Affiliate members who meet the descriptions above.

Explore the Chartered Member-level standards in depth

The standards inside the Profession Map will help you:

  • embrace and drive change within organisations
  • use your expertise to increase your sphere of influence
  • support you and the teams you work with to develop professionally
  • prove the value of your work as a people professional.

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For those who create long-term value for the profession, combining strategic insight and people expertise through complex thinking and delivery.

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