Our HR expert Chris Moses describes how councils, as employers, can successfully appeal to clerks and other skilled workers in a challenging jobs market.
Mon, 06 Dec 2021
HR briefing resulting from the Handforth Parish Council meeting that went viral in February 2021
Thu, 11 Feb 2021
Lockdown 2 Council Furlough Agreement
Thu, 05 Nov 2020
Lockdown 2 Flexible Furlough Agreement
Thu, 05 Nov 2020
As the Government advises us to 'work from home where possible', our personnel expert Chris Moses shares his views of the pros and cons of home-working.
Wed, 23 Sep 2020
From insurance speclalist Came & Company, this is a useful checklist for organisations to use as lockdown restrictions are eased.
Tue, 04 Aug 2020
An advanced qualification for local council officers who work with local communities.
The qualification has a number of benefits including being;
• Unique - targeted at local council officers
• Flexible - allows for specialist topics to be studied facilitating work-based learning
• Part-time - allows students to get a qualification while they work and features three 24-hour study days each year
• Supportive - student support is offered throughout the course in the form of an online learning environment, as well as a professional, experienced teaching team
Students can gain a Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE): Community Governance (Level 4), Foundation Degree: Community Governance (Level 5) or BA Hons: Community Governance (Level 6).
The Community Governance course is provided through De Montfort University (DMU), who were awarded Gold in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework and are an internationally recognised centre of excellence on local government.
Mon, 12 Aug 2019
Employee's rights on a short term contract and how to avoid an employment tribunal
Mon, 21 Jan 2019
HR advice note on how councils can fulfill their duty of care
Thu, 27 Sep 2018
The National Joint Council for Local Government Services (NJC) has reached agreement on pay scales for 2016 - 2018. New pay scales for 2016/17 are to be implemented immediately and backdated to 1 April 2016.
The document can be found under Documents HR/Employment
Wed, 25 May 2016