Key councillor guide launched in the East of England
NALC went to Diss in Norfolk, Thursday 28th July 2016, to launch its key new guidance for parish and town councillors on good employment practice.
The guide, Being a good employer, aims to to help England’s 80,000 parish and town councillors make the most of their growing service delivery role.
Given the ever increasing pace of change in local government it has never been more important for councils at all levels to support their staff to meet the councils’ objectives. In order to help local councils to do this NALC has published Being a good employer: a guide for parish and town councillors, an updated training and development tool published through the National Training Strategy giving practical guidance on recruiting and managing employees effectively and compliance with employment legislation.
Cllr Ken Browse, chairman of NALC said: “I am extremely pleased to officially launch our key publication at the Summer Seminar in Diss jointly hosted by the Norfolk and Suffolk Associations of Local Councils.
“Our new employment guide is an indispensable tool for local councillors everywhere. One of the defining indicators of a good council is how it looks after its people.
“Time and time again we see councils, which support their staff being better able to deliver their objectives and adapt to changing needs and priorities. This easy to understand guide will help councils to put in place good employment practices, to recruit and retain staff and support them to deliver the best possible services for local people.”
Cllr Janet Holdom, chair of the Norfolk Association of Local Councils responded: “The Norfolk Association of Local Councils is honoured to have had its joint Employment Seminar be chosen as the forum for NALC’s release of such an invaluable reference and reassuring guide for councils aiming for high standards and best employment practice in local government services.”