Clerk's Toolkit

These sessions are intended, over a 12 month period, to give a complete grounding in the work of a parish clerk.  Each of the sessions are stand-alone but also build on each other and clerks can attend as many or as few as required. The sessions are open to clerks, assistant clerks and finance officers. 

When you have booked and paid for 5 toolkit sessions WALC will send you a coupon code so you can book your 6th session for free.

Clerk's Toolkit - Day to Day Finance

Clerk’s Training Programme – 12 “Bite-Sized” sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role

This session will concentrate on finance administration including spreadsheets/local accounting software, payment of invoices & audit trail, internal controls, petty cash, VAT, PAYE & pensions.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

Event date Tue 13 Mar 2018 9:30 am
Registered 6
Available places 9
Registration closes Wed 7 Mar 2018 11:55 pm
Individual Price £15 for member clerks
Location
The Sports Pavilion (Meriden)
Hampton Lane
The Sports Pavilion (Meriden)
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Clerk's Toolkit: Finance - Budgets & Audit

Clerk’s Training Programme – 12 “Bite-Sized” sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role

This session will look at budget preparation & preparing for the audit including reviewing the budget and preparing an action plan for the year, the audit process/ timelines and treatment of reserves.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

Event date Tue 17 Apr 2018 9:30 am
Registered 2
Available places 13
Registration closes Wed 11 Apr 2018 11:55 pm
Individual Price £15 for member clerks
Location
Studley Village Hall
High Street, Studley, Warwickshire B80 7HJ
Studley Village Hall
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Clerk's Toolkit - Stakeholder Engagement

Clerk’s Training Programme – 12 “Bite-Sized” sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role

This session will focus on interacting and working with stakeholders within your parish and creating effective partnerships. It will also look at identifying key relationships with unitary/county/district officers and members.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

Event date Tue 8 May 2018 9:30 am
Registered 1
Available places 14
Registration closes Wed 2 May 2018 11:55 pm
Individual Price £15 for member clerks
Location
Arden Hall (Castle Bromwich)
Water Orton Rd
Arden Hall (Castle Bromwich)
14
Clerk's Toolkit - Planning & Neighbourhood Plans

Clerk’s Training Programme – 12 “Bite-Sized” sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role

This session will focus on strategic planning and neighbourhood plans including material and non-material considerations, where the parish council sits in the planning framework and how it can contribute to development within the parish.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

Event date Tue 12 Jun 2018 9:30 am
Registered 1
Available places 14
Registration closes Wed 6 Jun 2018 11:55 pm
Individual Price £15 for member clerks
Location
The Pavilion (Hockley Heath)
Old Warwick Road
The Pavilion (Hockley Heath)
14
Clerk's Toolkit: Effective Communication

Clerk’s Training Programme – 12 “Bite-Sized” sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role

This session will focus on communicating effectively in a variety of ways; via notice boards, websites, social media, newsletters, meetings and the Annual Parish Meeting and will also cover events planning  and management.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

Event date Tue 10 Jul 2018 9:30 am
Registered 0
Available places 10
Registration closes Wed 4 Jul 2018 11:55 pm
Individual Price £15 for member clerks
10
Clerk's Toolkit: Understanding Core Roles in Parish Councils

Clerk’s Training Programme – 12 “Bite-Sized” sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role

This session will concentrate on core roles in Parish Councils

  • The legal status of parish councils and their purpose
  • An introduction to clerking & the clerk's contract & job description
  • The position of councillors including the chairman/vice-chairman
  • Committees & schemes of delegation

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

Event date Tue 11 Sep 2018 9:30 am
Registered 0
Available places 10
Registration closes Wed 5 Sep 2018 11:55 pm
Individual Price £15 for member clerks
Location
Town Hall (Leamington)
Parade
Town Hall (Leamington)
10
Clerk's Toolkit: The Clerk's Year

Clerk’s Training Programme – 12 “Bite-Sized” sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role

This session will concentrate on Self Management - working from home

  • The Clerk's office - equipment needed
  • The "Clerk's Year"
  • Freedom of Information, Publication Scheme & Transparency Code

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

Event date Tue 9 Oct 2018 9:30 am
Registered 0
Available places 10
Registration closes Wed 3 Oct 2018 11:55 pm
Individual Price £15 for member clerks
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