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TRAINING FOR NEW CLERKS

As a new Clerk we recommend that you attend our 'Essential Four': our Induction course, Budgeting (held in Autumn), End of Year Finance (held in Spring) and Clerks' Networking events.  Then take a look at courses for Improving and Experienced Clerks to see what else is available to you as you settle into your role.

Thursday, 7 March 2024

Venue:

Sugarbeat Eating House, Norwich Rd, Swainsthorpe, Norwich NR14 8PU

We know that many clerks work in isolation and sometimes feel they need to talk to other clerks to share ideas particularly during these challenging times.  Join in with our popular clerks' networking mornings, we think you'll find it a good use of your time.

Friday, 8 March 2024

Venue:

The Costessey Centre NR8 5AH

Clerking is the same whatever size of council you work for?  Well, yes and no!  There are particular challenges and tasks that clerks to larger councils encounter so this is why we want to get clerks together who work for larger councils (towns and larger parishes).  Join us to discuss and share ideas over tea and cake.

Tuesday, 12 March 2024

Venue:

Held online

Taking on the role of Parish Clerk can be daunting, particularly without prior experience and little opportunity for a full handover.  We'll share practical tips and key documents so that you can hit the ground running.


This is a three-part induction course held over three evenings.

Thursday, 14 March 2024

Venue:

Black Barn Farm, Norwich Road, Salhouse, NR13 6QG

We know that many clerks work in isolation and sometimes feel they need to talk to other clerks to share ideas particularly during these challenging times.  Join in with our popular clerks' networking mornings, we think you'll find it a good use of your time.

Thursday, 14 March 2024

Venue:

Held online

We know that many clerks work in isolation and sometimes feel they need to talk to other clerks to share ideas particularly during these challenging times.  We also appreciate that many of you have full-time day jobs, that mean you miss out on our face to face networking sessions.  So, join us online to meet with fellow clerks, we think you'll find it a good use of your time.

Friday, 15 March 2024

Venue:

Woodgate Nursery, Aylsham NR11 6UH

We know that many clerks work in isolation and sometimes feel they need to talk to other clerks to share ideas particularly during these challenging times.  Join in with our popular clerks' networking mornings, we think you'll find it a good use of your time.

Thursday, 21 March 2024

Venue:

Queen's Hills Community Centre

Our Spring Seminar is the perfect opportunity to update yourself on topics relevant to parish and town councils and network with clerks and councillors.


The day includes sessions led by the Norfolk PTS team and invited speakers, as well as break-out sessions during the afternoon.


Tuesday, 9 April 2024

Venue:

The George Hotel, Swaffham PE37 7LJ

We know that many clerks work in isolation and sometimes feel they need to talk to other clerks to share ideas particularly during these challenging times.  Join in with our popular clerks' networking mornings, we think you'll find it a good use of your time.

Thursday, 25 April 2024

Venue:

The Costessey Centre near Norwich

This course is recommended for new Clerks with financial responsibilities. We'll provide clear guidance through the year-end finance process with lots of opportunity for questions in an informal setting. The tutor is an experienced Clerk with many years of successfully managing council finances.

Friday, 26 April 2024

Venue:

Pensthorpe Café, near Fakenham NR21 0LN

We know that many clerks work in isolation and sometimes feel they need to talk to other clerks to share ideas particularly during these challenging times.  Join in with our popular clerks' networking sessions, we think you'll find it a good use of your time.

Friday, 3 May 2024

Venue:

Breckland Lodge, Attleborough

We know that many clerks work in isolation and sometimes feel they need to talk to other clerks to share ideas particularly during these challenging times.  Join in with our popular clerks' networking mornings, we think you'll find it a good use of your time.

Thursday, 16 May 2024

Venue:

Held online

Town and Parish Councils are subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and anyone can make a request. Most are straightforward but occasionally they prove to be complex and time consuming to answer. 

Thursday, 13 June 2024

Venue:

Held online

This 2 hour information session is designed to help you find out about the CiLCA qualification and work out whether you are ready to take the course with us in September 2024.

Wednesday, 26 June 2024

Venue:

Held online

Could your agendas or minutes benefit from a refresh? Do you always know what to include or what to leave out? How about meetings, when should you chip in and where does your involvement end? This course will help with all of these and more.

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