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HR and Employment Services

South West Councils has extensive experience of providing employment support.
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Our team of professionally qualified and experienced specialists offer high quality independent Employment Advice free to member organisations including:

 We also provide consultancy (at discounted rates to member organisations) on:

Our services are summarised in a leaflet which can be downloaded here.

 
Members and Meetings
 

South West Councils: Working for the South West

South West Councils
Bringing together local authority Leaders from the County, Unitary and District councils in the South West.
RMC Jan 2014

 

 

Epaycheck: New National Pay Benchmarking Service

Logo Small A secure pay benchmarking facility, developed for the public sector by the public sector. Launched to local authorities across the country in 2012, the service has already attracted more than half of our councils to register for this data sharing service.

Epaycheck is delivered through a nationwide network of Regional Employers' Organisations who provide the front end service in their localities and actively work with their users to collect, monitor and quality assure the data available to report against.

For more information on Epaycheck .....

 

Disclosure Barring Online Service

This Service provides a secure online environment with our partners NEREO, to provide a speedy, economical and high quality DBS service based on absolute accuracy and efficiency that will enhance your safeguarding process.

Online DBS enables organisations with a legitimate requirement to ask individuals to apply for disclosures, to gain access top this information quickly and efficiently.

Online Disclosure and Barring System

 
 

 

Learning and Development Services

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South West Councils is a long established training provider for local government
staff and Councillors but also more widely to the rest of the public sector,
not-for-profit organisations and the private sector.  Feedback from participants indicates at least an 85% satisfaction rate.

Our team of professionally qualified and experienced specialists offer the following learning and development opportunities but we are always interested in developing new products or tailoring content to meet our customers' requirments and your learning objectives.  Please contact us here.

Most of our events can be delivered on an in-house basis. We will deliver courses on your premises for your staff, or for groups from collaborating organisations.  Our Services are summarised in a leaflet which can be downloaded here.

Full training events schedule

 
Members and Meetings
 

Councillor Development

CfMD LogoSouth West Charter for Member Development

The Charter for Member Development supports Councils to adopt a structured approach to councillor development and support, and to building elected Member capacity, which is essential for any council dedicated to meeting the needs of its community.

Community LeadershipCommunity Leadership Awards have been designed specifically for Councillors and other Community Leaders:
 
For more information, click here or call 01823 270101

 

Room Hire

Looking for a town centre location for a meeting?Rooms to Hire at Dennett House

Meeting rooms at Dennett House are now available to hire.

Hire includes some free Car Parking and tea and coffee refreshments.  Lunch is available on request. 

To find out more click here. 

 

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Press Release: South West Councils recognised as IIP Gold Standard
South West Councils joins the top 7% of accredited organisations in the UK, having been awarded the Investors in People Gold Standard. To read the press release, please click the link above.

South West Councils News
The latest news and information from across local government in the region.

Welfare Reform
3 September 2014

Dennett House, Taunton
This one day workshop is aimed at councillors who wish to update their knowledge on the changes to welfare reform, universal credit and council tax benefit.
Booking now email us    

Annual PA and Executive Assistants Conference 2014
7 October 2014
The Holiday Inn, Taunton
Follow us on @swcouncils for updates about our 2014 Conference
Booking now email us

For latest press release, click here...

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