HR and Employment Services

South West Councils has extensive experience of providing employment support.Leaflet image

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 Leaflet.

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.

Asylum and Migration in the South West


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 .....



Housing is a key issue for the South West, impacting on the lives of people living and working in the region. Local authorities work to: 

  • Improve the balance of housing markets – so that people can afford housing across a range of tenures                 
  • Achieve good quality homes – including providing decent homes for vulnerable people; and reducing carbon emissions from housing, and adapting homes to cope with climate change
  • Support sustainable communities – by creating successful places and cohesive communities; and providing housing and housing related support for vulnerable people.       

This section provides information on housing in the South West, including previous investment, monitoring and research.

For information about the Housing Improvement & Efficiency Programme click here.