Clerk's Toolkit: Understanding Core Roles in Parish Councils

Clerk's Toolkit: Understanding Core Roles in Parish Councils

Tuesday 9th October 2018

Coleshill Town Hall

High Street, COLESHILL, B46 3BG

9.30am – 1pm

Registration from 9am

"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 & their purpose
  • An introduction to clerking & the clerk's contract & job description
  • The position of councillors including the chairman/vice-chairman
  • The Council as an employer, HR policies, staff management & training

During these sessions we intend 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.


 This session will accrue 1.5 CPD point

The sessions will be led by Gill Lungley 

Gill holds a BA (Hons) in Business Studies, and started working for parish councils in 1991 and gaining the Cert. HE Local Policy Studies from Cheltenham and Gloucester in 1995 and a BTec in similar subject from Worcester College.  Then, because Gill loves the subject and wanted to share it with a wider audience she took the PTLLS qualification (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) in 2009.

Gill has worked for one PC for 11 years, then took a break of 3 years before returning to clerking and have now worked for another 6 councils ranging in size from electorates of more than 5,000 to less than 400.

She has represented Worcestershire as county representative at SLCC’s NEC and is a member of the Institute of Local Council Management, which means that she keeps up to date with personal training and CPD.  Currently Gill works part-time for two parish councils as well as delivering CALC training.


  • £15.00 per event for officers from member councils with a budgeted income of over £6,000
  • £10.00 per event for officers from member councils with a budget of £6,000 or less
  • £50.00 per delegate for non-member Clerks 

Free places for Clerks Toolkit
We are offering 6 Clerk Toolkit Sessions for the Price of 5.  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.  This offer is per person and not per council

Full terms and conditions of registration

These events are open to clerks, assistant clerks & finance officers


For those intending to complete the CiLCA qualification, this session is particularly relevant to LO1/LO4/LO5/LO6/LO8/LO12/LO22


There are 6-8 car parking spaces in front of the Town Hall.  Alternatively, there is additional free street parking in Sumner Road, in the Church Hill Car Park, Church Hill, Coleshill, B46 3AD and in the Memorial Park, B46 3LA

With thanks to Coleshill Town Council for providing the room for this event


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
Speaker Gill Lungley
Coleshill Town Hall
High St, Coleshill, Birmingham B46 3BG, UK
Coleshill Town Hall

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