Join our community of local council professionals
Whether you seek expert advice, to develop your professional career or simply build relationships with your fellow clerks, we can offer you the support & recognition you deserve
5 Reasons to join
Contact our team of experienced, expert advisors for answers to your professional queries
Access over 700 best practice advice documents on a range of topics
Network with fellow clerks & discuss current issues at regular county-based branch meetings & on the online forum
Maintain good practice by studying for a sector qualification or attending a training course or event for a reduced rate
Read our bi-weekly news bulletin & bi-monthly magazine containing the latest sector news, advice & information
Member advice & support
The SLCC advisory service delivers professional advice from experienced advisors by email, telephone or through the comprehensive, online advice library.
Over 600 advice documents listed under 90 different categories! Choose your advice: Advice Note – statement of fact or law, Guidance Notes – the process, Model Documents – adapt to suit your council
Talk to an Advisor
Seek professional advice from our team of advisors by telephone or email, 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.
Become a member of the SLCC today. If you are a local council clerk, officer or you have a role or interest in local councils, we are the professional body for you. Representing clerks to over 5,000 councils in England and Wales, we provide the necessary training, advice and support you need to promote best practice within the sector.
Benefits of Joining
SLCC membership offers a wealth of services and benefits, take advantage of everything our membership has to offer:
We offer a range of qualifications tailored to meet the needs of local council officers and others working with local councils in England and Wales.
Are you a New Clerk?
Get your FREE welcome pack containing information about your new clerking role and responsibilities – you don’t have to be an SLCC member.
Find out about the training initiative to support new clerks in their first 12 months of employment and attend a New Clerk Event webinar, packed with best-practice advice.
Keep up to date with the latest legislative changes, choose from a variety of training courses, webinars, events or Branch meetings in your local area.
VAT: The Basics and Making VAT Digital (11 December)
Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures (11 December)
Embarking on the Higher Education Community Governance Course – Is It Right For Me? – 12 December FREE
What to do if you Consider a Bad / Unlawful Planning Decision has been Made (13 December)
Understanding Qualifications Chat – 14 December
Read a selection of the latest news and information from the sector
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Draft Planning Practice Guidance published on biodiversity net gain process
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Application Deadline Extended for Community Governance Qualification!
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