Progression to Fellow status can be achieved by completing the Fellow upgrade. Any Member of the Society may be invited to progress to Fellow they must meet the progression criteria. Fellows have full voting rights and are eligible to stand for office at both Branch and national levels.
Fellows are entitled to the post-nominal of F.E.P.S (Fellow of the Emergency Planning Society).
Although the process for upgrade to Fellow has changed as of 1st January, there are some applications that came in late last year and those who were preparing their applications it has been decided to have a changeover period of six month where both applied and awarded upgrades will run side by side.
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Fellow: Invitation to Apply for Fellow Status
At least two Members/Fellows should nominate an individual who would fulfil the exceptional criteria of being upgraded to a Fellow, by firstly formally nominating the individual to the Branch Executive or in the case of no Branch the supporting Branch Executive.
In the case of a Chair of a Branch or a Member of the Board of Directors the same applies however, this should be nominated and supported, through the National Operational Committee acting in the similar process as at branch level.
The nominated Individual will formally apply using the (Fellow Upgrade Form – minus Professional Competencies) and include a CV showing at least 10 years working in the profession. The two nominating individuals will provide a Supporting Brief Statement stating their knowledge of the work claimed in the CV is accurate, achieves at least 9 out of 12 of the Core Competencies and that the individual would fulfil the expectations of the society as being a Fellow Member.
This is submitted via the Branch Executive for authenticity and formally Support the Application signed by the Chair of the Branch or their nominated deputy with their recommendation of support.
The Application should then be forwarding via EPS HQ for consideration and assessment by the Assessments Team of the M&D Committee and in turn by the Board and formally agreed.
Fellow Status & Expectations
They would have sufficient points in the current framework (Application Form).
Has sufficient Mandatory Point’s in CPD.
Provide updated CV is supported by Branch Executive and proposed by at least local 2 EPS Members or Fellows.
Agree to be a Mentor while current for Students, Associates and Members.
Validated by assessors.
Must be prepared to take an active role in the enhancement of the profession – through mentoring participation at branch and or national level.
Be an ambassador for the EPS and its ethos.
To recognised an individual’s contribution over a number of years to the profession and EPS and have due regard to the accolade of Fellowship of the Emergency Planning Society the award will be conferred at Annual Awards Presentation following (AGM or Conference) or other suitable National Event.
Fellows have full voting rights and are eligible to stand for office at both Branch and national levels. Fellows are entitled to the post-nominal of F.E.P.S (Fellow of the Emergency Planning Society). This is the highest level a member can achieve and it is held by those held in high esteem by their peers and recognises the holders vast experience and their longstanding support for the EPS its Vision, Mission and Values.