About NAMSS

NAMSS (National Association for Managers of Student Services), is a not-for-profit organisation established in 1987 as a registered charity with the Charity Commission and is a key stakeholder for Government department consultations including safeguarding, funding, learner wellbeing etc. NAMSS provides support and professional development for managers and colleagues who work in student services roles in post-16 education and training.

NAMSS has a network of circa. 600 members in almost 300 member colleges across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Q. How can I apply for NAMSS membership?

Please go to our Membership Benefits & Costs page for further details and to apply.

Q. What is the role of NAMSS?

NAMSS Mission: To provide high quality support and professional development to student services managers and their teams working within the post-16 education and training sector.

NAMSS Vision: To be recognised nationally as an influential organisation and leading provider of high quality support and professional development for student services teams that improves both our colleagues and learners’ experiences.

Q. Who do NAMSS support?

We support the ‘Student Service Manager’ and their team/s from across a wide range of institutions; GFE (General Further Education), HE (Higher Education), Specialist FE (Specialist Further Education), Sixth Form Colleges, School Sixth Forms and Independent Training Providers.

Q. What is the role of NAMSS Executives?

The direction of NAMSS is set by its Executive Board who are elected Trustees and whose responsibility it is to further the profile, service and influence of NAMSS.

“To provide high quality support and professional development to student services managers and their teams working within the post-16 education and training sector.”

— NAMSS Mission

“To be recognised nationally as an influential organisation and leading provider of high quality support and professional development for student services teams that improves both our colleagues and learners’ experiences.”

— NAMSS Vision

The Aims & Objectives of NAMSS

Strategic Alliances and Partnerships:
To work in alignment with our members needs

  • To maximise our contribution for the benefit of members to the government agenda
  • To consistently contribute to forums and working groups who have significant national impact
  • To maintain and enhance our excellent reputation

Quality:
Striving for Excellence

  • Consistently achieve high levels of member’s satisfaction
  • Support the delivery of effective regional networks
  • Ensure effective planning, target setting and monitoring of strategic aims
  • Celebrate success

Efficiency and Effectiveness:
Fit for Purpose

  • To maintain robust financial processes working within Charity Commission guidelines
  • To ensure processes are open and transparent
  • To deliver excellent value for money for members

Innovation:
Maximising potential through enterprise and creativity

  • Utilise technology effectively including web-based, social network and JISC platforms in providing members services
  • Develop additional sources of income
  • Adopt an enterprising approach to new opportunities