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Local Council Clerk's Guide
Local Council Clerk's Guide
3rd Edition
Practice Area:  Local Government
ISBN:  9780414045002
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  27 Jul 2010
Format:  Paperback
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Covers all aspects of a parish council clerk's appointment and duties, from the constitutional role of local councils, through the terms of appointment of clerks to their day-to-day responsibilities, The Local Council Clerk's Guide:
  • Gives advice and guidance on such matters as preparing for meetings, supervision of staff, finances, management of land and buildings, and, crucially, relationships with councillors
  • Deals with terms and conditions of employment, including the legal position of the clerk
  • Goes through qualifications and training
  • Examines the legal status of local councils
  • Contains specimen documents
CONTENTS
  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. THE ROLE OF THE CLERK
  3. Introduction
    Agendas
    Meetings
    Minutes
    Administration
    Supervision of staff
    Finance
    Management of land and buildings
    Management of goods and chattels
    The clerk’s relationship with councillors and others
    Initiatives and guidance
  4. EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT AND JOB DESCRIPTION
  5. Introduction
    Employed or self-employed?
    The legal position of the clerk
    Expenses and allowances
    Fair and unfair dismissal
    Pensions and gratuities
    Health and safety
  6. QUALIFICATIONS, TRAINING AND SKILLS
  7. Qualifications
    National Training Strategy
    Community Engagement & Governance courses
    Institute of Local Council Management
    Continuous Professional Development Skills
  8. THE LEGAL STATUS OF LOCAL COUNCILS
  9. The constitutional and legal position of local councils
    The role of local councils
    Employment of officers by local councils
    Employment of councillor as clerk
Appendix 1 – SPECIMEN CONTRACT AND STATEMENT OF PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYMENT
Appendix 2 – SPECIMEN JOB DESCRIPTION FOR THE CLERK OF THE COUNCIL
Appendix 3 – DOCUMENTS AND RECORDS
Appendix 4 – POWERS OF LOCAL COUNCILS
Appendix 5 – USEFUL ADDRESSES
Appendix 6 – FURTHER READING
Appendix 7 – THE QUALITY PARISH COUNCILS SCHEME
Appendix 8 – CODE OF CONDUCT FOR QUALIFYING EMPLOYEES OF RELEVANT AUTHORITIES IN WALES
Appendix 9 – LOCAL AUTHORITIES (MODEL CODE OF CONDUCT) ORDER 2007
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