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Formed by Parish Councils --- Run for Parish Councils --- Delivering to Parish Councils

The Derbyshire Association of Local Councils (DALC) is a not for profit membership organisation, representing, training and advising the parish (including town) councils of Derbyshire, who form the grass roots tier of local government in England.

We offer members a resource of vital, operational information and facilitate communication at all levels of the parish network - district, county, regional and national.

As a membership association we are unable to deal with queries from the public, but we are happy to make general information available through this website. Please do not contact us directly unless you are a member.

Latest News

VAT Training

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:49 by Sarita Presland

VAT Training Event

Thursday 27th October 2016, from 9.30am—1.00pm, at North Wingfield Community Resource Centre, Whiteleas Avenue, North Wingfield, S42 5PW

This half day course will give you the tools and understanding to more confidently deal with VAT processing in your Council.

Tutor - Steve Parkinson, VAT Advisor and Development Manager SLCC

Cost £25 Including Lunch and Refreshments throughout the morning. To book or for more information please email Yvonne.colver@btconnect.com

Transparency Fund

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:20 by Sarita Presland

A Free of Charge drop in Session has been arranged for Tuesday 27 September 2016 10am – 1pm at Aldern House, Bakewell, for Clerks/RFOs/Councillors to come along and find out how an application for funding can be achieved. Please contact Glen – 01629 816338 or admin@derbyshirealc.gov.uk to reserve a place or investigate your council's eligibility. Detail on the Transparency Fund is available on this website under "Documents"

DALC Chief Officer Vacancy - July 2016

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:00 by Sarita Presland


Chief Officer - 24 hours per week

SCP35 - 42 (£30,480-£36,937 FTE)

An employers pension contribution of 5% of salary will be offered on completion of probationary period

The Association, currently based in Bakewell, Derbyshire seeks a self motivated person to take on this lead role, supported by an experienced Administrative Officer, to promote the objectives of the Association and to work with, advise and help a large number of parish and town councils covering a wide range of issues. More »

The Association is funded by member subscriptions and there are currently 195 Town and Parish member Councils.

It will be necessary to demonstrate a sound working knowledge of the Parish/Town Council sector, provide training on all current issues, have management experience and the ability to provide advice on a wide range of organisational and procedural issues. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to develop sound working relationships with a variety of organisations are also required.

Working hours are flexible and include occasional evenings and weekends particularly in respect of training.

For further details and an application form contact Sarita Presland, Chief Officer on 01629 816338 chiefofficer@derbyshirealc.gov.uk

A dowloadable application pack and form can also be found on the DALC website www.derbyshirealc.gov.uk under "News".

Please note that CV's will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications is Monday 1 August 2016 at 12 noon.

Interviews will be held on Monday 22 August 2016 in Bakewell.