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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

 Epaycheck is the national online pay benchmarking service developed for local government by local government.  It enables participating councils to share and compare pay and reward data for all Chief Officer roles and a range of other job families of sector-wide interest.  

Focused reports are produced periodically using data from Epaycheck.  These reports are available at no additional cost to authorities subscribing to the service, the annual subscription fee for which is currently a modest £200. 

Epaycheck Data Report
In September 2018 a report has been published entitled ‘Planning Roles: Pay, recruitment and retention’, responding to ongoing concerns about difficulty in recruiting and retaining planners. The report identifies variation in pay across the regions, explores recruitment and retention ratings and provides trend data on pay increases over recent years. 

We hope that this report demonstrates the value, quantity and depth of the data available on Epaycheck.  Users in subscribing organisations can also log in to Epaycheck to access all the information in ‘real time’, including new pre-set public reports providing full data on each job family at the touch of a button. 

For further information on the Epaycheck system please click here.  For any queries about the report or any aspect of Epaycheck, please contact your Regional Administrator, michele.evans@swcouncils.gov.uk.
 

 

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.

15 February 2018
(sessions available at 08.00, 12.00 and 18.00)

0800 session will have a theme - Contracting

Telephone Group Supervision

[Coaching Pool coaches only]

Places must be booked in advance - book early

Association for Coaching

15 March 2018
(sessions available at 08.00 and 12.00)

There will be two 0800 sessions: one will have a theme - Values In Our Practice

Telephone Group Supervision

[Coaching Pool coaches only]

Places must be booked in advance - book early

Association for Coaching

19 April 2018
(sessions available at 08.00 and 12.00)

There will be two 1200 sessions: one will have a theme - Creative Approaches in Coaching

Telephone Group Supervision

[Coaching Pool coaches only]

Places must be booked in advance - book early

Association for Coaching
11 May 2018
(sessions available at 08.00, 12.00, 1400 and 18.00)

Telephone Group Supervision

[Coaching Pool coaches only]

Places must be booked in advance - book early

Association for Coaching

21 June 2018
(sessions available at 08.00, 12.00 and 18.00)

1800 session will have a theme - No Shows

Telephone Group Supervision

[Coaching Pool coaches only]

Places must be booked in advance - book early

Association for Coaching
19 July 2018
(sessions available at 08.00 and 18.00)

Telephone Group Supervision

[Coaching Pool coaches only]

Places must be booked in advance - book early

Association for Coaching

16 August 2018
(sessions available at 08.00, 12.00 and 18.00)

1800 session will have a theme - Closure

Telephone Group Supervision

[Coaching Pool coaches only]

Places must be booked in advance - book early

Association for Coaching

20 September 2018
(sessions available at 08.00, 12.00 and 18.00)

1800 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

 18 October 2018
(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
 

15 November 2018
(sessions available at 08.00 and 18.00)

1800 Session will have a theme - Being Stuck

Telephone Group Supervision

[Coaching Pool coaches only]

Places must be booked in advance - book early

Association for Coaching

20 December 2018
(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