Information for those Interested in Becoming Trustees

Do you think you've got what it takes to be a Psychologists Protection Society Trust Trustee?

Would you like to assist your fellow professionals and students when they get into difficulties?

Would you like to help shape the future of the Trust?

 

The Psychologists Protection Society Trust is committed to supporting Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Psychologists when they need help and assistance in their professional work.

The Psychologists Protection Society Trust is looking for new Trustees. We would invite PPS members who feel they have the knowledge, experience and desire to join the Board to assist members and help shape the future of PPS to contact us. The PPS Board will also consider co-opting non-PPS members to the Board.

As a Board member you will bring your knowledge and experience to assist members who are experiencing difficulties in their professional lives. Meetings are normally carried out by telephone conference every 4 to 6 weeks and additionally at least once a year in person (usually at our Annual General Meeting) and requests for assistance are reviewed and discussed using a secure online environment at times to suit you. Trustees work in a voluntary unpaid capacity, however approved expenses whilst carrying out the duties of the Trust will be reimbursed.

For more information on the role of a Trustee fill out the form below and we will be in touch.



 

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What is PPS Trust? What are the Benefits of becoming a member of the Trust? Who are the PPS trustees? Want to find out more about the role of PPS Trustees? Want to become a PPS Trustee?

Want to find out more about the role of Trustees of the Psychologists Protection Society Trust?

The Board of Trustees is made up of current members from the roll of The Psychologists Protection Society Trust, professionals and students from the fields of the talking and listening therapies. 

Board Members bring their knowledge and professional experience to assist members who are finding themselves in difficulties. They may provide professional advice and will oversee any claims made to the Members Professional Protection Insurance policy and to the Professional Indemnity Trust Fund.  

Trustees work in a voluntary unpaid capacity, however approved expenses whilst carrying out the duties of the Trust will be reimbursed. Trustees are directors of The Psychologists Protection Society Trust, a company limited by guarantee, and take on the responsibilities of company directors for the financial well being of the company. 

The current Board of Trustees are spread across the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Meetings are normally carried out by telephone conference every 4 to 6 weeks and additionally at least once a year in person (usually at our Annual General Meeting).

A secure website is used by Trustees to share information and discuss member requests for assistance.

Download our Trustee Leaflet 

 

What is PPS Trust? What are the Benefits of becoming a member of the Trust? Who are the PPS trustees? Want to find out more about the role of PPS Trustees? Want to become a PPS Trustee?

What are the benefits of becoming a member of the Trust?

By joining PPS, a member benefits from a wider range of cover and indemnities than other organisations, by combining a membership contract with insurance policies. This provides a broader scope of cover as the member’s own Professional Protection Insurance policy is supported by our discretionary Professional Indemnity Trust Fund. 

PPS Membership Schemes


Members Professional Protection Insurance

Standard Bronze PPS membership includes £100,000 Professional Protection Insurance.  Professional Protection Insurance provides protection against claims for damages arising out of a members professional activities. Top Up levels of £1,000,000 (Silver) and £2,500,000 (Gold) are available to all members, as are additional levels on request.

Any insurance excess under the Members Professional Protection Insurance policy will be met by the Trust Fund reducing the financial burden of a complaint on a member even further. 


Public Liability Insurance

Bronze, Silver and Gold PPS membership includes £5,000,000 Public Liability Insurance, protecting members against claims from third parties for damage to property or personal injury.  


Discretionary Professional Indemnity from our Trust Fund

Bronze, Silver and Gold Members may be able to access our discretionary Trust Funds when unforeseen circumstances arise.  Access to the Trust Fund is strictly at the discretion of the Board of Trustees.

The PPS Trust Fund reserves currently stand at over £300,000.  The reserves have been contributed by Members and are held in trust for Members.  The role of the Board of Trustees is to oversee any claims made to the Members Professional Protection Insurance policy and to the Professional Indemnity Trust Fund.   

Elected Trustees are fellow professionals (current practitioners and retired) from the talking and listening therapies. Trustees are elected from the membership roll of the Psychologists Protection Society Trust or co-opted onto the board for their specific skills or experience. Members are therefore reassured that any Professional Protection claim will be managed by fellow professionals who have an understanding of the field of talking and listening therapies.


Advice and Assistance

Bronze, Silver and Gold PPS Members can obtain Industry specific advice and assistance from our PPS advisors and Board of Trustees.  In addition legal advice can be accessed from our dedicated legal advice line.

 

What is PPS Trust? What are the Benefits of becoming a member of the Trust? Who are the PPS trustees? Want to find out more about the role of PPS Trustees? Want to become a PPS Trustee?

Who are the PPS Trustees?

The Board of Trustees are professionals and students who are elected from the membership roll of the Psychologists Protection Society Trust or co-opted onto the board for their specific skills or experience. 

The current Psychologists Protection Society Trust Board of Trustees are as follows;

2017

The Board of Directors for Previous Years

2016

  • Mrs Catherine McMaster (Chair)
  • Mrs Christina Campbell (Vice Chair)
  • Mr Dennis Bury (Secretary)
  • Mrs Brenda Foguel (Treasurer)
  • Dr Owen Connelly
  • Ms Sharron Grainger
  • Dr Stewart Grant
  • Mrs Anne Martin
  • Dr Edel McAndrew
  • Ms Katrina Milhagen

2015

  • Mr Kevin McGeever (Chair)
  • Mrs Christina Campbell (Vice Chair)
  • Mr Dennis Bury (Secretary)
  • Dr Owen Connelly
  • Dr Stewart Grant
  • Mrs Anne Martin
  • Dr Edel McAndrew
  • Mrs Catherine McMaster

 2014

  • Mr Kevin McGeever (Chair)
  • Mrs Christina Campbell (Vice Chair)
  • Mr Alexander Murray (Secretary)
  • Mr Dennis Bury
  • Dr Stewart Grant
  • Dr Edel McAndrew
  • Mrs Catherine McMaster

2013

  • Mr Kevin McGeever (Chair)
  • Dr Gabriel Syme (Vice Chair)
  • Mr Alexander Murray (Secretary)
  • Mrs Christina Campbell
  • Dr Bernadette Caffrey-Craig

2012

  • Dr Tim McConville (Chair)
  • Mr Kevin McGeever (Vice Chair)
  • Mr Alexander Murray (Secretary)
  • Mr Shane Buckeridge
  • Mrs Christine Campbell 

 2011

  • Mrs Donna Johnstone (Chair)
  • Dr Tim McConville (Vice Chair)
  • Mr Alexander Murray (Secretary)
  • Mr Shane Buckeridge
  • Mr Charlie McConnochie
  • Mrs Ruth Murray

2010

  • Dr Douglas McFadzean (Chair)
  • Mrs Donna Johnstone (Vice Chair)
  • Mr Alexander Murray (Secretary)
  • Mrs Ruth Murray

 

 

 

 

What is PPS Trust? What are the Benefits of becoming a member of the Trust? Who are the PPS trustees? Want to find out more about the role of PPS Trustees? Want to become a PPS Trustee?