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Clerk National Salary award

The pay award for 2021-22 has been announced at an increase of 1.75% with an adjustment to take into account the national minimum wage.

Fri, 04 Mar 2022

Creating Rewarding Jobs

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 News March 20201 - update on return to work procedures

As shielding ends on the 31st March and lockdown restrictions are eased, this guides you through staff returning to the workplace

Wed, 24 Mar 2021

HR Matters: Conduct in Meetings

HR briefing resulting from the Handforth Parish Council meeting that went viral in February 2021

Thu, 11 Feb 2021

Tags: Employment, HR

HR notice regarding annual leave carry over

January 2021 HR update on unused leave entitlement and also introduction of IR35 regarding self employment

Thu, 21 Jan 2021

Lockdown 2 Council Furlough Agreement

Lockdown 2 Council Furlough Agreement

Thu, 05 Nov 2020

Lockdown 2 Flexible Furlough Agreement

Lockdown 2 Flexible Furlough Agreement

Thu, 05 Nov 2020

National Salary Award - Minimum Leave Entitlement 2020

NALC Legal Briefing on the changes to the leave entitlement for employees with under 5 years service

Mon, 12 Oct 2020

Does home-working actually work?

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

Exiting lockdown - a checklist

From insurance speclalist Came & Company, this is a useful checklist for organisations to use as lockdown restrictions are eased.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020

Homeworking payments advice note - June 2020

Advice note for Councils to ensure they are keeping correct records for homeworking payments

Tue, 02 Jun 2020

Good Employer guide

Employment guidance - produced by the National Association of Local Councils

Fri, 30 Aug 2019

Clerk Higher Education Qualification Prospectus 2020: Community Governance

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

HR: Employment Contracts and short service dismissals

Employee's rights on a short term contract and how to avoid an employment tribunal

Mon, 21 Jan 2019

Employment Briefing: Pay award for 2019 - 20

Clerk salary award for 2019-20

Mon, 10 Dec 2018

Tags: Employment, HR

HR Advice:Tackling mental health problems

HR advice note on how councils can fulfill their duty of care

Thu, 27 Sep 2018

Clerk National Salary Award 2018-19

Salary scales for 2018-19

Mon, 20 Aug 2018

Tags: Employment, HR

HR briefing: Ledbury Report

HR implications and actions following the High Court Ruling against Ledbury TC

Sun, 10 Jun 2018

Retirement options - how to discuss

How to discuss retirement options with staff

Tue, 03 Oct 2017

Parish Council Staff Appraisal Template

Appraisal Template

Wed, 06 Sep 2017

Trade Union Pay Claim consultation

Trade Union proposed pay claim for 2108/19

Mon, 19 Jun 2017

HR factsheet May 2017 - Employee Conduct Problems outside Work

For many Councils the conduct of staff outside of work is a grey area, and one which they are unsure about in terms of the
need for management to be involved. Most Councils take the view that once an Employee is off the premises, they are no longer accountable to the management. However, this premise has long been challenged and recently came into the spotlight in the case of NHS Doctor, David Arundel of the Diana Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby, who assaulted a colleague during an out of hour's social event.

Wed, 17 May 2017

HR factsheet - depression, Jan 2017

Employer's responsibilities with regards to depression in the workplace.

Mon, 16 Jan 2017

Tags: Employment, HR

2016-2018 National Salary Award

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

Tags: Employment, HR

National Living Wage 2016/17

National Living Wage 2016/17

NALC Briefing Note

Wed, 06 Apr 2016

Tags: Employment, HR

Employment Council News - The Easter Bank Holiday Problem

Dealing with the 10 Day 2015/16 Bank Holiday entitlements

Tue, 23 Feb 2016

Tags: Employment, HR

Managing Employees' Performance

Managing Employees' Performance

Throughout 2015 we have encountered a number of Councils who struggle to manage either problems with their Employees' performance or behaviour, or to resolve staff grievances and complaints.

This is perfectly understandable, as most Town and Parish Councils employ small numbers of staff and don't experience these issues on a regular basis. Furthermore, the Council, who make up the 'management team', have not been selected for their managerial skills, but for their interest in the Community / Parish. However, when problems occur, it is they who are ultimately responsible for managing the process.

Mistakes can be costly, potentially resulting in claims for Unfair / Constructive Dismissal which could result in an Employee being awarded up to one years income. Furthermore, discrimination claims can result in unlimited compensation being awarded.

Consequently, it would be prudent for Councillors to ensure that they have a basic grasp of how to manage staff grievance and disciplinary matters, to ensure that they can address these issues when they occur.

Help can be found in the ACAS Grievance and Disciplinary procedures, which provide Employers with basic guidance on how to manage these problems. However, to help Councils we are providing the fundamental steps to take Councils through the basic steps - please open the document for full details.

Wed, 23 Dec 2015

Tags: Employment, HR

Employment Update September 2015 - Beware Bogus Self-Employment

Employment Update September 2015 - Beware Bogus Self-Employment

Wed, 16 Sep 2015

Tags: Employment, HR
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