CLERK TOOLKIT: Core Roles & Councils’ Legal Powers

CLERK TOOLKIT: Core Roles & Councils’ Legal Powers

This session will concentrate on the understanding core roles in Parish Councils and an introduction to your Councils’ legal powers.

The Clerk's Toolkit series are now being run in partnership with Worcestershire Association of Local Councils allowing us to double our training offer in this area.

Event date Tue 7 Jun 2022 18:30
Event Ends Tue 7 Jun 2022 21:00
Registered 0
Available places 5
Registration closes Tue 7 Jun 2022 8:00
Notes £20 to WALC Members
Speaker Gill Lungley
Location Online
Event Categories Clerk's Toolkit

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The session will cover

  • Identify the legal status of the parish or town council & its purpose.
  • Introduction to the statutory nature of the council; review the council’s powers inc S137 and General Power of Competence (covered in more detail session #3).
  • Position of councillors and chairman; expectations of council members.
  • Council as employer, HR policies including Equality Policy, staff management & training. clerk's contract, job description and person specification.


For those intending to complete the CiLCA qualification

this session is particularly relevant to
LO's: 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 22,23,

Recommended course fee


WALC are offering further discounts for our Members on the recommended price for this course.

WALC Members will pay

  • £20.00 to Officers from WALC Member Councils with a budget of over £6,000
  • £15.00 to Officers from WALC Member Councils with a budget of £6,000 or less

Non members price on enquiry.


1.5 CPD Points


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Gill Lungley

Clerk and WALC Tutor

Gill has been involved with local councils since the early 1990’s first as a parish councillor and then as the clerk to a variety of parish councils across Worcestershire, where she currently works part-time. Gill holds a BA (Hons) in Business Studies and has achieved the Cert HE in Local Policy Studies (the forerunner to today’s CiLCA qualification) from Cheltenham and Gloucester College. Ongoing CPD has seen her gain the CiLCA 2012 additional requirement so that her councils are able to adopt the General Power of Competence, where eligible. Having worked alongside various trainers for WorcestershireCALC Gill added to her qualifications with PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) to support her in the delivery of her informative training sessions.

Warwickshire & West Midlands Association of Local Councils

Worcestershire Association of Local Councils