Governance & Management
Conduct and regulations
These pages set out the Society's: Code of Conduct, Equality Policy, Financial Regulations, and Contract Regulations. The Code of Conduct is set out below. The equality policy, financial regulations, and contract regulations can be downloaded from the links at the bottom of the page. The Articles of Association can also be downloaded from the bottom of the page.
Code of ConductThis code will:
- Apply to all members of the Society
- Relate directly to what they do
- Become effective from 14 March 1996
Socitm expects members to behave in a manner consistent with the status of the Society and similar to other professional bodies. Allegations of inappropriate conduct will be dealt with in accordance with the constitution and rules of the Society.
The Code of Conduct is a statement of professional responsibility of a member of Socitm. It places a firm obligation on its members to behave in all aspects of business in such a way as to uphold the professional status of Socitm. Likewise, members must not behave, in their business dealings with clients, users and Society at large, in any way which may bring themselves, their Authority, the Society, or its members, into disrepute. This code of Conduct will supplement any local or national agreed codes, which may from time to time operate in their work place. In the event of apparent conflict in responsibilities, obligations or practice, the Society's National Secretary should be consulted. The Society of Information Technology Management therefore presents this Code of Conduct and commends it to all its members.
Duty to the Society - Members shall:
- Uphold the high professional reputation of the Society
- Enforce high standards of business integrity
- Encourage professional development of themselves and colleagues
Personal Competence and Character - Members shall:
- Maintain awareness of professional development and standards
- Develop personal business skills
- Conform to recognised good practice
- Provide professional services within their own level of competence
- Offer only fair objectives and reliable opinions based on knowledge
- Accept full responsibility for their own work and that of their staff
- Avoid any situation which may give rise to a conflict of interest.
Duty to their Employers - Members shall:
- Conform with all local Code of Conduct and Conditions of Service
- Undertake their duties with due care and diligence
- Use their best endeavours to deliver work to specification, on time, and within cost
- Not accept any inducements for the introduction of business
- At all time respect the confidentiality of third party business information
- Avoid becoming privy or party to information, etc. which may conflict with business responsibilities or public interests
- Not knowingly misrepresent or withhold information of products etc. for which they are concerned.
- Act with unquestioned probity in giving advice.
Public Responsibilities - Members in their business dealings shall:
- At all times behave and work in a legal manner
- Keep up to date with relevant legislation, etc.
- Have due regard for equal opportunities and human rights of an individual
- Seek to advance public knowledge of information and communications technology
This code is based on the BCS Code of Conduct and their assistance is acknowledged.