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
Thursdays 5 & 12 March 2020 (7 - 9 pm), Swaffham Regency Room
Tuesdays 17 & 24 March 2020 (7 - 9 pm), Aylsham Care Trust
Wednesday 25 March 2020 (10 am - 3 pm), Upton Village Hall
Wednesday 3 June 2020 (10 am - 3 pm), Upton Village Hall
We'll happily come to your council if you'd like new and existing councillors to be trained together. See our Whole Council training section.
£50 for 2 evenings, £55 for a whole day
(20% discount for NPTS subscribers)
Sara Campbell: Swaffham
Julie King: Upton
Luisa Cantera: Aylsham
Average satisfaction rating for the 13 induction courses held in 2019 was 98%.
Course fee includes refreshments, course pack and a certificate.
Clerks can gain 2 CPD points from attending this course.