Get Involved

16 Apr 2021

We are delighted that you have chosen to take the first steps in becoming involved with your local tax professionals by volunteering or being a speaker with the Branch Network. 
 
The Branch Network has over 300 volunteers, our regional Ambassadors, playing a central role in helping the Institute achieve our primary charitable aims.  
 
Our community of volunteers across the UK, Channel Islands and beyond deliver a well-respected annual Branch Programme of events between September and June each year, which depends on the support of new volunteers to continue to run effectively.  
 
What does being a branch volunteer mean for you? 
As a branch volunteer, you will be the local face of the CIOT/ATT within the tax community which is an excellent way to raise your profile and a potential route into CIOT or ATT Council.  

Being involved provides opportunities to exchange views and experiences with fellow tax professionals, further developing your personal and professional networks. 

The Branch Committees are open to volunteers at any stage of their career and can offer opportunities so suit a range of skills and experience. 

What do branch volunteers do? 
Your local Branch Network committee is made up of a friendly volunteer group of CIOT and ATT members from your area, who 

  • To promote the values of the Institute and Association to the wider public in accordance with our charitable objectives 
    Provide a core programme of Technical continuing professional development (CPD) to local branch members of the CIOT and ATT and members of the public  
  • Build up good relations, on a local level, with other professional bodies, firms and other relevant 3rd parties  
  • Provide an opportunity for members and non-members to meet other tax professionals and share technical issues 

 
What areas are you interested in? 

Branch Network Committee 
The Branch Network comprises of 40 local groups that are run by a volunteer group of ATT and CIOT members to meet members’ needs. Each branch aims to provide high-quality yet affordable courses to help members develop their technical expertise, obtain Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and provide networking opportunities. 

New Tax Professionals (NTP) Committee 
The New Tax Professionals network is aimed at students or members of the ATT and/or CIOT who are in the first ten years of their career.  They host events such as soft skills sessions, social events and general interest topics that are particularly relevant to the those in the early part of their career.  The NTP committee works collaboratively with the Branch Network to geographically widen the scope of their committee and the members they support. 

Speaker 
Consider yourself a subject matter expert? Branches are always on the lookout for experienced professionals to showcase their knowledge and speak at upcoming events and webinars.  If you would like to be considered, contact us on branches@tax.org.uk with your details and preferred subject matter area.

Not quite ready to be involved or maybe you just want to share an idea? 
We’re always keen to hear your thoughts and/or suggestions for network activities – are we meeting your needs?  Have your say and provide feedback by contacting us on branches@tax.org.uk