I joined UKCP’s Membership Team in 2017, after 8 years working for the Alzheimer’s Society.
When I started at the Alzheimer’s Society, I was co-ordinator for a 32-member alliance of Research Councils, medical charities and philanthropic trusts aiming to improve collaboration in the field of research into ageing.
I then moved into a volunteer data role at the Society which brought me into contact with the most amazing group of people who freely give of their time to help provide services for people living with dementia and their carers (Alzheimer’s Society has around 10,000 active volunteers).
Prior to that, I spent six years living and working in Spain (in what my Mum described as my ‘beach bum period’!). The younger me spent many years working in the field of professional conduct at major regulatory organisations (including the Nursing and Midwifery Council).
The one thing that connects these roles with being a UKCP Membership Specialist is my love of working in an environment where goals and ambitions are focussed on improving the life of those who require our services. I get huge pleasure and reward from knowing that every day I do at least one thing that has made a difference to someone else, whether that is a member of the public, a UKCP member or a colleague.
My role in the Membership Team involves providing information to prospective members of the UKCP, giving support and guidance to current UKCP members and helping members of the public find a therapist in their area.
You can contact Alistair by emailing email@example.com.