INDUCTION TRAINING FOR CLERKS AND COUNCILLORS
Local Councils (Parish and Town Councils) can be baffling. Understanding how they work and your role and responsibilities is not always easy. 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.
This course is recommended for all clerks and councillors who are either new to the role or would like to update their understanding.
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
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
Understanding the code of conduct and declaration of interests
The council’s role in planning consultations
When & where
Thursday 5 & Friday 6 November 2020 from 10 am - 12 pm held online (2-part online course)
Wednesday 18 & Thursday 19 November 2020 from 7 - 9 pm held online (2-part online course) - fully booked
Wednesday 13 & Thursday 14 January 2021 from 7 - 9 pm held online (2-part online course)
£40 for subscribers (20% discount)
£50 for non-subscribers
Sara Campbell - mid-November and January courses
Luisa Cantera - Early Novmber course
Average satisfaction rating for the 13 induction courses held in 2019 was 98%.
Course fee includes a course pack.
Clerks can gain 2 CPD points from attending this course.