Clerk's Toolkit

 training strategy SMALLERThese 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: Effective Communication

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 5
Available places 5
Registration closes Thu 5 Jul 2018 11:55 pm
Notes £15 for member clerks
Location
Mancetter Memorial Hall
Old Farm Road
Mancetter Memorial Hall
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Clerk's Toolkit - From Bookkeeping to Budgets

Bite-Sized sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role

This session will concentrate on finance administration including including book-keeping, spreadsheets, local council accounting software, payment of invoices & petty cash

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

Event date Tue 11 Sep 2018 9:30 am
Registered 0
Available places 15
Registration closes Thu 6 Sep 2018 11:55 pm
Notes £15 for member clerks
Location
Royal Leamington Spa Town Council
Parade, Leamington Spa CV32, UK
Royal Leamington Spa Town Council
15
Clerk's Toolkit: Understanding Core Roles in Parish Councils

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
  • Council as an employer, HR policies, staff management & training

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

Event date Tue 9 Oct 2018 9:30 am
Registered 2
Available places 8
Registration closes Thu 4 Oct 2018 11:55 pm
Notes £15 for member clerks
Location
Coleshill Town Hall
High St, Coleshill, Birmingham B46 3BG, UK
Coleshill Town Hall
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Clerk's Toolkit: The Clerk's Year

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 13 Nov 2018 9:30 am
Registered 0
Available places 10
Registration closes Thu 8 Nov 2018 11:55 pm
Notes £15 for member clerks
10
Clerk's Toolkit: Audit Preparation

Bite-Sized sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role

This session will identify the RFO, look at financial regulations & controls risk management & assessment proceedures and review the Annual Governance Statement & accounting statements required for audit.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

Event date Tue 11 Dec 2018 9:30 am
Registered 0
Available places 15
Registration closes Thu 6 Dec 2018 11:55 pm
Notes £15 for member clerks
15
Clerk's Toolkit: Paperwork, Records & Archive Documents

Bite-Sized sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role

This session will focus on essential paperwork: the policies all councils should have, what to record, keep & archive and will cover Declaration of Acceptance of Office, Councillor's induction process & first meeting requirements, committees and committee terms of reference, mid-term vacancies & dealing with records.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

Event date Tue 15 Jan 2019 9:30 am
Registered 0
Available places 15
Registration closes Thu 10 Jan 2019 11:55 pm
Notes £15 for member clerks
Location
New Clark House (Shipston)
West Street, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire CV36 4HD
New Clark House (Shipston)
15
Clerk's Toolkit: Meetings Administration & Management

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 Tue 12 Feb 2019 9:30 am
Registered 0
Available places 15
Registration closes Thu 7 Feb 2019 11:55 pm
Notes £15 for member clerks
15
Clerk's Toolkit - Legal Powers, Policies & Committees

Bite-Sized sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role

This session will focus on reviewing the powers included in S137 and the General Power of Competence and look at the need for policies, committees, committee terms of reference & schemes of delegation.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

Event date Tue 12 Mar 2019 9:30 am
Registered 0
Available places 15
Registration closes Thu 7 Mar 2019 11:55 pm
Notes £15 for member clerks
15
Clerk's Toolkit - Interaction with Stakeholders

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

This session will focus on working with unitary, county, district stakeholders & transport & health providers.  It will also look at building relationships with the parish with businesses, local charities etc.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

Event date Tue 14 May 2019 9:30 am
Registered 0
Available places 15
Registration closes Thu 9 May 2019 11:55 pm
Notes £15 for member clerks
15
Clerk's Toolkit - Planning & Neighbourhood Plans

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 11 Jun 2019 9:30 am
Registered 0
Available places 15
Registration closes Thu 6 Jun 2019 11:55 pm
Notes £15 for member clerks
Location
The Council Chamber (Studley)
Village Hall, High Street, Studley B80 7HJ, United Kingdom
The Council Chamber (Studley)
15
Clerk's Toolkit: Community Engagement

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 9 Jul 2019 9:30 am
Registered 0
Available places 10
Registration closes Thu 4 Jul 2019 11:55 pm
Notes £15 for member clerks
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