Become a member

ERSA member organisations deliver services to jobseekers and learners across the UK.  ERSA supports them through a wide mix of policy support, representation and services. 

ERSA's members come from all sectors and are active in the following fields:

  • Educational settings, including those providing information, advice and guidance
  • Services to increase and sustain the employability of current and future jobseekers
  • Services to help people maintain and develop in employment
  • Services to support enterprise and self employment
  • Associated activities, including research, campaigns, policy, funding and advice services aimed at increasing employability. 

Activities are funded through public, commercial, charitable grant or contract income or through self-funded means.  All our members recognise the potential of people and communities and work together to deliver the very best services. 

Full ERSA membership

Full ERSA membership is open to any organisation which is delivering services or with an interest in the employment support sector (other than those delivering commercial services to full members - see below).  

Members might be delivering in any of the following fields:

  • Employability in educational settings, including information, advice and guidance or skills development
  • Services to increase and sustain the employability of current and future jobseekers and learners
  • Services to maintain and develop and in employment
  • Services to support enterprise and self employment
  • Associated activities, including research, campaigns, policy, funding or advice services aimed at increasing employability. 

ERSA full membership fees are calculated on the employment related services turnover of your organisation only. This funding might derive from public, commercial, charitable grant or contract income or through self-funded means. If you are unsure how the fees will apply to the structure of your organisation or you are part of a consortia pleased contact the membership team on  via [email protected] or 020 3757 9415.

If you would like to know more about joining the voice of employment support please follow the links below or get in touch with the team directly.

Associate ERSA membership

Associate ERSA membership is open to organisations providing or looking to provide commercial services (such as legal services, accountancy services, bid writing support, digital solutions, research or PR support) to full members. 

Associate members receive all the same membership benefits as full members but cannot vote or stand in board elections.

Delivering services in Scotland, Wales, NI or only in your local community? We have a membership offer designed for you. 

Joining ERSA files (New rates for 2020-21)

Limited offer to support small organisations through the COVID-19 pandemic we have extended our offer to allow ERSA LOCAL, Scotland and Wales only members to gain access to ERSA Online, our answer to lockdown until we can meet again so it’s a really good time to join, wherever you are based. Get in touch today and don't miss another day of ERSA benefits. 

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Download and complete a membership application form and email the completed form to [email protected] to start the process. If you require a purchase order for your invoice, please let us know on application.

Terms and conditions for ERSA membership can be downloaded here. 

Please direct any payment queries to [email protected] 

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