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The Institute


The Institute of Local Council Managers (ILCM) is an integral business unit of the SLCC and managed by a small advisory panel and an Institute Officer.

It is open to all SLCC members and is committed to supporting its members throughout their careers by focusing more on the key benefits of professional recognition within the sector and professional development through continuous professional development (CPD).

Our aim is to provide something which is:-

  • Over and above the existing services of the SLCC
  • Of personal benefit to each individual member by providing them with the means and the opportunities to work and develop and perhaps most importantly be recognised for their ability, skills and knowledge throughout our tier of local government and beyond.
  • Is not cost prohibitive - particularly to clerks of smaller councils with limited financial resources - or alternatively is personally affordable by a Clerk.

Additional benefits of joining the ILCM include

1. The new electronic Institute 'Journal'  which aims to provide more in depth analysis on current topics of debate and further longer research articles of interest to the wider local government sector. Click here to view The Journal page

2. Networking opportunities with likeminded colleagues

3. All Institute members automatically become members of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC). This is the international professional body for Clerks with members based in a number of countries worldwide, particularly in The USA and Canada. The SLCC has a partnership arrangement with the IIMC which includes a range of programmes including bursaries for visits to the IIMC conference and exchange programmes with Clerks in other countries. Details of benefits of membership can be found on the IIMC website at www.iimc.com

4. A self-regulating system for recording CPD as well as help and advice on acquiring your CPD points.

5. Information and advice regarding your professional development via the Mentoring Scheme and the Frequently Asked Questions.

6. Access to the Institute Book Scheme which will enable you to obtain free text books and information re recommended books for your CPD courses.

If you are not a member of the Institute why not consider joining us?
The application form and guidance notes are here


If you would like more information come along to the Institute/Professional Development Stand at all SLCC conferences and events. Alternatively contact Lesley Swinbank, Institute Officer, on the following:

Tel: 01740 622429

[email protected]

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