Instructions on how to join the RAL RecSoc are given below. If you have any questions about the membership categories or eligibility, please contact the membership secretary.
Full / Affiliate Membership (via CSSC)
Available to all employees of STFC (including contractors and students) and affiliated institutions
Our standard membership is via the Civil Service Sports Council (CSSC) which entitles you to a huge range of discounts and benefits, as well as access to the RAL RecSoc and all of its clubs and facilities. This is the standard mechanism for joining the RAL RecSoc and is available to all STFC employees as well as our affiliate institutions - Diamond and the ESA. CSSC membership is £4.99 / month, paid by Direct Debit.
1) Go to the CSSC website and complete the joining form.
2) Once you receive confirmation of your membership from the CSSC, along with your membership number, please fill out the online registration form requesting a new Full & Affiliate membership.
3) Your details will then be added to our database and mailing list, and a confirmation of this will be sent by return email, at which point you are officially a RAL RecSoc member.
Available to staff from other institutions and companies on the Campus
The alternative mechanism for joining the RAL RecSoc is as an “Associated” member - this does not involve membership to the CSSC as it is either unavailable to you (since you are not employed by STFC or one of the affiliated bodies) or is not suitable (i.e. you are are only a short-term visitor to the Campus). As such it comes with none of the associated benefits of CSSC membership, and provides access to the RAL RecSoc and its clubs and activities only. Associate membership costs £5 / month, paid in advance for the duration you request, up to 12 months. For those members wishing to join on an ongoing basis, membership is renewable yearly.