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RCN representatives in Wales

Becoming an RCN representative is an exciting and challenging opportunity to 'make a difference' in the workplace. Our stewards, safety representatives and learning representatives are trained and supported to develop the competence and confidence necessary to provide first class support and representation.

Learning and Development Opportunities

The RCN in Wales runs accredited training courses that enable RCN stewards, health & safety representatives and learning representatives to support and represent members effectively.

Accredited representatives are entitled to paid time away from work to undergo training to support them in carrying out the functions of their role.

The learning and development pathway for representatives consists of:

  • Foundation module
  • Development module (steward, safety representative or learning representative - dependent on chosen role) 
  • Continuing Learning and Development module  

Throughout the pathway representatives are provided with individualised support from a mentor (RCN officer or assistant officer), the learning and development facilitator and wider RCN staff.

Activists Development Training dates for 2014 have already been confirmed: 2014 Activist Training Dates  [How to access PDF files]

Mentorship and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

All representatives receive ongoing support and development opportunities, initially through mentorship and later supervision. In addition to the foundation and development modules the RCN provides an ongoing programme of workshops and master classes.

Each representative also receives:

  • access to RCN Direct
  • Activate, an informative monthly newsletter
  • an annual subscription to Nursing Standard
  • the opportunity to attend national conferences
  • the opportunity to attend regular meetings held by RCN officers
  • Time off for union duties

Accredited representatives are entitled to paid time away from work to undergo training to support them in carrying out the functions of their role.

Interested?

Please contact clare.jenkins@rcn.org.uk to find out more about being active within the RCN either as a representative or by becoming active within your branch

Additional information for representatives

Reasonable expenses will be reimbursed in line with the RCN expenses policy.