To lead, give value & help

  • Contact us: 07956 590094
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  • See the member bulletin for forthcoming events, training sessions and details of "on demand" courses
  • The HAPTC Chairman is Cllr Rob McCarthy from Aldbury Parish Council
  • The HAPTC office is open 08.30am - 12.30pm weekdays
  • The office staff are Carina Helmn, County Officer and Sue Campbell, Council Development Officer
  • To lead, give value and help

Who should attend?

Councillors, Clerks and other staff wishing to be clear about the roles of everyone within their Council.

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 course has been designed to help all Clerks, staff and Councillors to fully understand the legal and procedural framework underpinning the council's statutory role.


The session will cover

¨ the difference between statutory duties and specific powers

¨ use of Local Government Act 1972 s137

¨ what is the General Power of Competence?

¨ explore all statutory requirements including Freedom of Information, Data Protection, Health and Safety and Equality legislation

¨ maintaining high levels of standards within the council including Code of Conduct

¨ implications and responsibilities of employment law

This course is Session 2 for those students undertaking CiLCA

Last updated: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:56