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To help our members during these challenging times, we’ve pulled together a range of resources that we hope will be of use to you. As more information becomes available we’ll update this page, so ensure you revisit over the coming weeks.

Government Communication Service career support

CIM has been working with the Government Communication Service (GCS) as part of their advisory panel to provide career support to communications professionals whose roles have been impacted by COVID-19.

You can access the new portal on the GCS website.

Support includes:

  • Listings of communication roles in government available to communication professionals with government and non-government backgrounds. To register via the portal for relevant “day-rate” work within government please go to the registration page.
  • virtual career support, including mentoring and CV guidance
  • a virtual professional development offer (free and paid-for webinars)
  • facilitating secondments, shadowing and pooling resources where appropriate

For more details, please visit the CIM Newsroom.

Business and personal legal advice

As a CIM Member you have access to free legal advice through Law Express, one of the UK's leading providers of independent telephone advice. Available 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday, they can help you with any business and personal legal advice including insolvency, data protection, taxation, commercial law, employment, debt, family law and consumer rights.

Before calling, please have your membership number to hand and be mindful that due to high call volumes, there may be a delay in receiving a call back. To find out more, visit the free legal advice section within MyCIM (log in required).

Visit MyCIM

Mentoring Programme

Our mentoring scheme is a flexible and open platform designed to match aspiring and developing marketing professionals to the experience and knowledge of a mentor to suit them. How your mentoring relationship works is entirely your decision and can be tailored to fit around your busy schedule or learning needs. The scheme is exclusively available for Affiliate Professionals and graded (ACIM, MCIM and FCIM) members.

Find out more about what you could gain from mentoring in the articles below.

To sign-up to our mentoring programme first log in to MyCIM then select the 'Mentoring Programme' option on the page.

Visit MyCIM

Catalyst magazine

Following guidance from Royal Mail on international shipping, we regret to inform members that we are unable to send the latest edition of Catalyst magazine to the following countries:

Albania

Cayman Islands

New Zealand

Taiwan

Armenia

Guyana

Philippines

Tanzania (DAR)

Bermuda

India

Russia

Ukraine

Barbados

Jamaica

South Africa

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Bosnia

Lebanon

Sri Lanka

Zimbabwe

For those who are affected by these restrictions, the digital version of April’s brand-new Catalyst is available to view now via MyCIM.

Read the latest edition

Exchange – your information hub

CIM has recently published a range of articles to help you navigate the unchartered waters of the coronavirus crisis:

We’ll be publishing more relevant features and webinars in the coming weeks, so ensure you regularly visit Exchange to keep up to date.

Explore Exchange

Continue your professional development

Virtual delivery for our training courses is now available, so you can continue to learn from the comfort of your home. We’re currently updating our course information, so please contact one of our Learning Advisors on +44 (0)1628 427360 or email training@cim.co.uk for information on pricing and dates.

Our new ‘Digital Marketing Channels’ online course developed in partnership with Target Internet, is for anyone looking to develop practical digital marketing skills. Learn how to drive website traffic, improve conversion rates and much more. For more information and a 10% member discount, please view course details here.

Also, remember that all Exchange content, including blogs, webinars and podcasts, is CPD eligible, so you can maintain your learning even if you’re not at work. Visit MyCPD or use the app to keep track of your learning and development activities.

Access MyCPD portal

Additional resources

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