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 .....


South West Casebook 2010

Cllr Alan Connett and Cllr Angus Campbell launching the South West Casebook 2010South West Casebook 2010 showcases how Councils in the South West have demonstrated a great deal of innovation and collaboration leading to real improvements and substantial savings by accessing support from South West Councils and the Improvement and Efficiency Partnership (SW IEP).

The publication was launched at the annual LGA Conference in Bournemouth in July 2010.

The document which can be downloaded below either as a full document or in case study chapter format. It features examples of improvements made across a number of sectors, including the Total Place initiative, Driving Value for Money, Improvement and Efficiency in Social Care, Strengthening Corporate Capacity, Supporting a Sustainable Economy and Fire and Rescue.

 full document Full document 
 chapter 1 total place Chapter 1 chapter 2 driving value for money Chapter 2
 chapter 3 improvement and efficiency in social care Chapter 3 chapter 4 strengthening corporate capacity Chapter 4
 chapter 5 supporting a sustainable economy Chapter 5chapter 6 fire and rescue Chapter 6

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