When is this held?
This session is not held at regular intervals, but organised when there are several new Clerks in need of this training. So, if you would like us to put one in the schedule please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Who should attend?
This course is designed for Clerks and assistant/deputy clerks only. We recommend that clerks attend this session as soon as possible after appointment, however it is useful to anyone who has been in post for less than a year. A friendly and supportive session, it will give you the reassurance that you understand the part you play in the council and what tools exist to help you with your role.
Who is presenting?
HAPTC, winner of the NALC "Outstanding Project of The Year" Award 2015 for the Clerk's Leadership Programme.
This course is written and delivered by Carina Helmn – County Officer and Lead Trainer, HAPTC, Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Kimpton Parish Council.
Carina has worked within the sector since 1993 and as Clerk to Kimpton Parish Council was awarded AON/NALC Clerk of the Year in 2004 in recognition of her commitment to the community. As County Officer she oversees the provision of legal and procedural advice to member councils and represents the parish and town councils on strategic partnerships. She is the Lead Officer for the County Training Partnership and was awarded the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) with Distinction.
Is it for you?
This informal, small-group session gives new and inexperienced clerks an introduction to some of the key aspects of the role. It highlights many support mechanisms and signposts for further information. Just bring yourself and any questions you may already have! Topics covered:
¨ Information and help about council policies and procedures, meetings, agendas, minutes
¨ role of Councillors and responsibilities of the Chairmen
¨ employment matters
¨ introduction to legislation
¨ things to do before, during and after meetings
¨ council finance
¨ sharing initial experiences, problem-solving and trouble shooting, signposts and support, recommended publications, jargon
With the support of our expert trainer you'll come away knowing:
¨ Who you work for!
¨ Your main areas of work
¨ The essential paperwork
¨ What you need to know about now
¨ What happens in the next 12 months
¨ Local council language
¨ What support and development is available