Over 300 volunteers worldwide and a Headquarters staff help The Society realise it's aims. Read more about how The Society is organised and run

Our Structure

As with any large, international, organisation, there is a clear structure of departments and roles in place. This section will help you understand how The Society operates

The RPS organisational structure→

The RPS Council

The RPS has a governing Council who work with the Director General, HQ staff and Advisory Board to ensure that The RPS is run smoothly, maintains/sets standards and embraces change

Learn more about our Council→

RPS Staff

A full list of the team at RPS HQ including contact details

RPS Staff→

Job Opportunities

Any paid job opportunities within The Society will be advertised here

Current vacancies→


The Royal Photographic has 300+ volunteers, in many different roles, who give up their time to help run this large, worldwide charity

Get involved→

RPS Documents

This section includes downloadable Royal Photographic Society Procedural Documents, Annual Reports and Charter Rules By Laws

PDF format reference documents→
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Workshop Testimonials


”Simply a first class course delivery at an appropriate level and pace.“

The Digital Photobook, Workshop Participant
Ed Smith ARPS

”I see the ARPS as the next step in my career. When you get your degree it seems quite final, and as a freelance photographer you can feel as if you're out there by yourself. But being part of the Society and having my Distinction means I feel part of something that's ongoing.“

Ed Smith ARPS