Membership & Accreditation Criteria

Ready to join our unique and industry leading Accreditation & Membership?

What do you need in place to join?

 

Our main criteria for Accreditation & Memberships include:

 

  • At least 6 months in business

  • Domain specific email

  • Data Protection registration & have a suitable level of GDPR awareness

  • Competent data storage/backup plan

  • Appropriate PI/PL insurance

  • Appropriate Terms & Conditions for business

  • Appropriate policies (cookie, website, social media, refund)

  • Business address and phone number on your website

  • Recent (last three months) testimonial

  • Photo ID

Please note, you will need the following information and documentation to hand to complete your application:

  • Photo ID (Passport or Driving Licence)
  • Proof of your PI/PL Insurance 
  • Data protection registration confirmation (please bear in mind the changing GDPR rules commencing May 2018) 
  • Example of your Terms of Business issued to clients
  • At least one written business testimonial – including contact details for follow up (video testimonials also acceptable)
  • At least one written personal reference – confirming how long they have known you, in what capacity & your time in business
  • Company registration number (if applicable)
  • Up to date professional profile picture
  • Anti-Money Laundering confirmation from HMRC (if you are supporting clients in a financial/bookkeeping capacity

 

We also gather the following further information when assessing new applications:

Profile Details

  • Name
  • Phone numbers
  • Website URL
  • Social media profiles
  • Biography
  • Key skills & software abilities
  • Core values & attitudes
  • Business/Life vision

 

 About You

 

  • Work/relevant background
  • Professional achievements
  • Accreditations & Certifications
  • Completed or current relevant training
  • Membership of other Associations or Organisation
  • Wealth/Talent Dynamics Profile (if you have one)
  • Ideal client profile
  • Niche/preferred industry
  • Current clients on board
  • Current availability
  • Tell us about your most challenging client and how you manage them?
  • What benefits would you bring to a client’s business?

Your Services, Prices and Availability

 

  • Virtual only or on site as well
  • Appetite for Associate work
  • Pricing or package structure
  • Specialist skills or area of expertise
  • Your core skills
  • List of services offered
  • List of technology/software you are proficient in

    Legal Stuff

     

    • Eligibility to work
    • Criminal convictions – anything to declare
    • Background checks, where appropriate
    • Registered address and telephone number on your website
    • Registered with HMRC
    • Website Terms & Conditions
    • Cookie, Privacy & Acceptable Use Policy displayed on your website
    • Registration with HMRC for Anti-Money Laundering (if appropriate)

     About Your Business

     

    • Business type – sole trader, partnership, Ltd Company
    • Length of time in business
    • Registration with Companies House
    • Registration with Information Commissioners Office for Data Protection?
    • Social media presence for your business
    • Current GDPR preparation plans
    • Appropriate PI and PL Insurance cover
    • VAT registered (if applicable)
    • Hours of Business
    • Working environment 
    • Data security/recovery or other fail safe systems in practice
    • Sickness or holiday strategy
    • Client on-boarding process
    • Invoicing & Accounting process
    • Current Associates on board or future growth plans
    • Other relevant Business documentation

        IMPORTANT NOTE

        Not all information you supply will visible on your directory profile.  Most of the really in-depth questions are for our eyes only to assist in the application and job matching process.   Our aim is to get as much information from you to ensure we can match you appropriately with clients, but also to ensure that we really are building a forum of high performing VAs.

        NOTE:  Some questions are optional, although answering these will assist us with being able to swiftly process your application.. 

        PRIVACY POLICY:  We take privacy and data protection incredibly seriously and guarantee 100% the information you supply will be kept private and will never be disclosed to any third party unless we are legally bound to do so.  You can view our full privacy policy HERE.

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