FEBRUARY INDUCTION - YOUR ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Time:

2-part course: 10 am - 12 pm on both days

This is a two-part course on consecutive mornings (11 & 12 February)


Understanding how Parish and Town Councils work and your role and responsibilities is not easy, particularly if you are new to local government. This induction course explains the legal framework giving you the confidence to take a full part in your Council and make a difference in your local area. 

Date:

Venue:

Hosted as an online session

Tutor:

Luisa Cantera

Cost:

£40 for subscribers | £50 for non-subscribers

Course content

Understanding local government and how parish and town councils fit into the bigger picture

Understanding the roles and responsibilities of key people on the council

Guardian of the public purse: Finance, budget setting and the precept

Powers and duties available

What to expect from meetings

A look at standing orders and other key documents

Employing staff

Understanding the code of conduct and declaration of interests

The council’s role in planning consultations


By the end of this induction course you will

Have a good understanding of your role as a councillor or clerk and the context in which you operate

Know the rules of what you must, or must not do, as a council, councillor/staff member, employer

Understand the legislative and regulatory framework for councils, which will help you stick to the rules

Understand more about meetings, protocols and the importance of good governance


This course is recommended for all clerks and councillors who are either new to the role or would like to update their understanding.

Notes:

We'll send you a link via email a day or two before the session is due to be held, so you can just click on the link to join in. You'll need a laptop, tablet or smartphone with a camera; if you haven't tried this technology before that's fine - we'll happily conduct a quick test session with you the day before if you like.

The average satisfaction rating for our induction courses held in 2020 was 98%

Comments from recent induction courses:

Excellent, very informative, well paced with good opportunity for questions and helpful use of examples and handouts provided for future reference - Councillor

Excellent, fab and actually better than I thought! Really enjoyed it and excited to put into practice everything I have learnt - Clerk

A must for all new councillors and clerks - Councillor

Well organised. A must for new councillors - Councillor

Very easy to follow and keep up. Trainer answered all questions clearly and delivered a large level of understanding. Highly recommended - Clerk

Useful on format/admin and powers and duties - Councillor

Excellent session. The tutor did a great job in going through very useful information in a clear and straightforward way - Councillor

Concise and useful to somebody new to the role - Administrative assistant

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