SWCouncils

About Us

South West Councils brings local authorities together to ensure the best deal for their areas and has extensive experience of providing both employment support and training opportunities for local government staff...

 
Members and Meetings
 

Epaycheck: 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.

Senior Pay Executive Summary

The executive summary of a review of chief executive and chief officer roles, released on 4th September, is available on our website.  The full report to assist in decision-making, benchmarking, policy development and workforce planning will be available to Epaycheck subscribers shortly.

For more information on Epaycheck .....

 

Coaching Supervision

What is Coaching Supervision?

A growing practice for supporting coaches keen to maintain and improve the quality of their coaching. Definitions of coaching supervision generally agree that:

  • Its goals include increased competence of the coach
  • Supervision is a formal process
  • It offers time for reflection in which the practice, tasks, process and challenges of coaching work can be explored

It can be undertaken:

  • One-to-one (face to face or by phone)
  • in a facilitated group
  • in peer groups.

Individual coaches will need to assess their own needs, possibly in discussion with their organisation’s Coaching Champion and will vary depending on a range of factors including their existing expertise and knowledge base and the amount of coaching they are undertaking.

There is no best practice model in relation to Supervision. 2006 Research by the CIPD found a range of practice . As an example, the Oxford School of Mentoring requires trainee coaches to have one hour of supervision for every 20 hours of coaching, and fully trained coaches have one hour of supervision for every 35 hours of coaching

Regular supervision opportunities are offered at discounted rates - the programme will include webinar, telephone and face to face group supervision.  It is also possible to access one to one supervision via South West Councils.  Price for one to one supervision available on request.

17 August 2017
(sessions available at 08.00, 12.00 and 18.00)

0800 session will have a theme - Boundary Management

Telephone Group Supervision

[Coaching Pool coaches only]

Places must be booked in advance - book early

Association for Coaching

15 September 2017
(12.30 to 14.00)
Two places available only
 

Group Supervision

Facilitator - Michelle Lucas

21 September 2017
(sessions available at 08.00, 12.00 and 18.00)

1200 session will have a theme - Ethics

  Telephone Group Supervision

[Coaching Pool coaches only]

Places must be booked in advance - book early

 Association for Coaching

 19 October 2017
(sessions available at 08.00, 12.00 and 18.00)

Telephone Group Supervision

[Coaching Pool coaches only]

Places must be booked in advance - book early

Association for Coaching
 

16 November 2017
(sessions available at 08.00, 12.00 and 18.00)

1200 Session will have a theme - Dealing with Health issues in Coaching

Telephone Group Supervision

[Coaching Pool coaches only]

Places must be booked in advance - book early

Association for Coaching

21 December 2017
(sessions available at 08.00 and 12.00)

Telephone Group Supervision

[Coaching Pool coaches only]

Places must be booked in advance - book early

Association for Coaching