Clerk's Toolkit

Clerk Toolkit narrowThese 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.

Clerk's Toolkit: Meetings & Agendas

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

This session will focus on meetings & meeting procedures: agendas - when & where to post, admission to meetings, standards at meetings and best practice minute taking.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

Event date 12-Dec-2017 9:30 am
Registered 5
Available places 10
Registration closes 06-Dec-2017
Individual Price £25 for member clerks
Location
Wolston Parish Council
2 Main St, Wolston, Coventry CV8 3HJ, UK
Wolston Parish Council
£25.00 10
Clerk's Toolkit - Legal Powers, Policies & Committees

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

This session will focus on the legal powers of parish & town councils including the General Power of Competence, review of policies based on what the law allows & committee terms of reference.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

Event date 09-Jan-2018 9:30 am
Registered 3
Available places 12
Registration closes 03-Jan-2018
Individual Price £15 for member clerks
Location
Shipston-on-Stour
New Clark House, West Street, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 4HD, United Kingdom
Shipston-on-Stour
£15.00 12
Clerk's Toolkit: Law, Finance & HR

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

This session will focus on financial regulations & internal controls, identifying the RFO, risk management & assessment procedures, contracts and employment law including employement of others, job description, person specification etc.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

Event date 13-Feb-2018 9:30 am
Registered 3
Available places 12
Registration closes 07-Feb-2018
Individual Price £15 for member clerks
Location
Chelmsley Wood Town Council Offices
107 Helmswood Drive
Chelmsley Wood Town Council Offices
£15.00 12
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 13-Mar-2018 9:30 am
Registered 3
Available places 12
Registration closes 07-Mar-2018
Individual Price £15 for member clerks
Location
The Sports Pavilion (Meriden)
Hampton Lane
The Sports Pavilion (Meriden)
£15.00 12
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 17-Apr-2018 9:30 am
Registered 0
Available places 15
Registration closes 11-Apr-2018
Individual Price £15 for member clerks
£15.00 15
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 08-May-2018 9:30 am
Registered 0
Available places 15
Registration closes 02-May-2018
Individual Price £15 for member clerks
£15.00 15
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 12-Jun-2018 9:30 am
Registered 0
Available places 15
Registration closes 06-Jun-2018
Individual Price £15 for member clerks
£15.00 15
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 10-Jul-2018 9:30 am
Registered 0
Available places 10
Registration closes 04-Jul-2018
Individual Price £15 for member clerks
£15.00 10
Clerk's Toolkit: The Local Council Award Scheme & CiLCA

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

This session will provide an overview of the topics covered this year and will also cover the Internal Audit Schedule, the Local Council Award Scheme and CiLCA.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

Event date 11-Sep-2018 9:30 am
Registered 0
Available places 10
Registration closes 05-Sep-2018
Individual Price £15 for member clerks
£15.00 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 09-Oct-2018 9:30 am
Registered 0
Available places 10
Registration closes 03-Oct-2018 11:55 pm
Individual Price £15 for member clerks
£15.00 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 13-Nov-2018 9:30 am
Registered 0
Available places 10
Registration closes 07-Nov-2018
Individual Price £15 for member clerks
£15.00 10