Join the first event in SLCC’s Big50 series!

This unique, interesting discussion session with Professor of Public Policy at De Montfort University, Steven Griggs and SLCC‘s Chief Executive Rob Smith will explore the headline results of the 2021 Sector Survey, building upon the Local Governance Research Centre’s exclusive feature article being released in the March 2022 edition of The Clerk magazine.

This lunchtime session is fully participatory, will be interactive, and participants who sign up should be willing to join in with the discussion, where we will explore:

  • The feminisation of the sector and its implications
  • The ageing profile of the profession and what can be done to encourage graduates and apprentices to enter the sector
  • The lack of diversity in the sector and accordingly the lack of representation of the communities clerks may serve

We’re keen to hear your views on the topics above and explore ways forward for the sector as part of SLCC’s Big50 series – celebrating 50 years of the professional body for local council clerks and senior council employees.

Please note that this event is for SLCC members.


Thursday 17 March, 12:30pm – 2:00pm



CPD Points

No CPD points are available for this free session.

About the Trainer

Steven Griggs is Professor of Public Policy at De Montfort University where he is the Director of the Local Governance Research Centre. His work examines local political leadership and the democratic governance of public services. Steven is currently completing a national survey of local councils in partnership with SLCC, and he was an Executive member of the Association for Public Service Excellence’s ‘Local Government Commission 2030’ which was set up to explore what the next decade could hold for a revitalised local government.

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