HR and Employment Services
South West Councils has extensive experience of providing both employment support and training opportunities .
Our team of professionally qualified and experienced specialists offer the following services:
- Employment Advice and Consultancy
- Recruitment and Staff Development
- Job Evaluation / Pay and Grading
- Disciplinary Investigations
- National Pay and Pensions Negotiations
- Conferences and Workshops
Our services are summarised in a leaflet which can be downloaded here
Education HR Advice
South West Councils have responded to a request from Local Government Employers (LGE) and has taken over the responsibility for answering enquiries and advice on School Teacher Pay and Terms and Conditions of Employment.
Community Leadership Awards
Community Leadership Awards have been designed specifically for Councillors and other Community Leaders:
Introduction - Induction
Councillors attend their Council’s induction programme and are then assessed by us through a Reflective Review and Professional Discussion Interview. (We can also offer feedback gathered from the assessments on how effective the Councillors have found the Induction programme if required)
Intermediate – Managing Meetings and Public Speaking
Councillors build on their knowledge and experience through taking a leading role in public speaking and managing meetings. These skills are enhanced through attending learning events arranged by their Council or external organisations or through carrying out their role and are then assessed by us through observation and the delivery of a presentation
Advanced – Community Leadership Case Study
Councillors develop their skills and knowledge on a specific theme such as migration, sport, housing, health, social care through attending formal learning events arranged by their Council or external organisations and are then assessed by us through a case-study project.
For more information, click here or call Ann Collins on 01823 270101
Current and previous Annual Reports can be downloaded here...
The Business Plan can be downloaded from this site or copies can be obtained from the Secretariat by email...
The South West Resources and Management Committee, on behalf of the regional organisations, is committed to working in an appropriately open and transparent way...
South West Councils has a complaints procedure, which can be downloaded from this site...
The constitutions can be downloaded from this site...
A Member must register their financial and other interests in the Secretariat register. A copy of a template can be downloaded from this site...