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Welcome to the IHSM membership information page

Types of membership:

Full Membership

Annual Membership fee: £75.00

Full Membership is restricted to those responsible for the management of security within the hotel and catering industry.  An applicant will be required to show that they are in full time employment with a Hotel, Group of Hotels or Catering Company and is responsible for the security operation.  Persons employed on a part time basis, or as consultants, or in some other advisory capacity are eligible for full membership unless the circumstances dictate that there is a conflict with the Institute or any of its members. An applicant who is employed by a Contract Security Company but is responsible for security within a Hotel, Group of Hotels or Catering Company are also eligible for full membership.

This includes:

  • Access to the Institute Website
  • Access and auto enrolment to Intelligence Circulations
  • Access to the Institute WhatsApp Group
  • Access to the Institute meetings and AGM which include guest speakers and presenters on current security matters
  • Voting rights within the Institute

Associate Membership

Annual Membership fee: £20.00

Associate Members are subject to the same rules as Full members but have no voting rights. The transmission of the IHSM monthly minutes and similar correspondence to associate members outside of the United Kingdom shall be at the Chairman’s and Secretary’s discretion.

This includes:

  • Access to the Institute Website
  • Access and auto enrolment to Intelligence Circulations
  • Access to the Institute WhatsApp Group
  • Access to the Institute meetings and AGM which include guest speakers and presenters on current security matters

Partnership Membership

Annual Membership fee: £20.00

The IHSM also extends an offer of Partnership level membership. This may include but not limited to: General Managers, Operations Managers, Managing Directors (or suitable person(s) as delegated) of hotels within the UK.  Partnership members are subject to the same rules as Associate Members but may not  attend regular meetings without prior committee approval.) The transmission of the IHSM monthly minutes and similar correspondence to associate members outside of the United Kingdom shall be at the Chairman’s and Secretary’s discretion.

This includes:

  • Access to the Institute Website
  • Access and auto enrolment to Intelligence Circulations
  • Access to the Institute WhatsApp Group

Additional membership benefits:

The IHSM also offers additional benefits such as:

  • Access to bespoke security events
  • Great networking opportunities
  • Knowledge and best practice information exchange

How to become a member:

Step 1. Download the Membership Pack (Application form, Confidentiality Agreement and Constitution).
Step 2. Submit your application form to the IHSM.
Step 3. If your request is approved by the IHSM committee, your application will be presented and a vote passed to all full members during the next IHSM meeting.
Step 4. On successful enrolment you will then receive the appropriate membership benefits from the Institute of Hotel Security Management.