Join this one-day, virtual summit for an opportunity to engage with the latest advice and guidance relating to HR.

Sector experts will lead the themed sessions encouraging in-depth discussion and debate for a stimulating and vibrant event, all from the comfort of your home or office.

Open to clerks, deputy clerks, Responsible Financial Officers from councils of any size across England and Wales, and anyone with an interest in the local council sector.

Discover how to:

  • Manage and support menopause at work with practical solutions
  • Use your recruitment process to attract the right people
  • Create clear, fair and transparent HR policies to ensure all employees feel valued
  • Handle resignations, dismissals and exit interviews to demonstrate a positive organisational culture


22 March 2023, 9:45am – 4:00pm


Members: £60 + VAT
Non-members: £120 + VAT

Bring along a fellow clerk, officer or councillor and get their non-member place for £60 + VAT!

CPD Points

Attend this event and log 2 CPD points!

Talking Menopause with SLCC

Lynda Bailey, Talking Menopause

Lynda launched Talking Menopause in 2017 to increase menopause awareness, education, and support in the workplace to all employees across a broad range of organisations.

Lynda’s passion for this work is borne out of her own experience of menopause whilst working as an Inspector in West Midlands police. Like so many others her symptoms were overwhelming leaving her struggling to understand how she could continue to carry out her role.  Lynda had a supportive manager who may not have been fully alive to menopause and its impact but was supportive to her as an individual. It made a big difference.

Managing the Recruitment Process

Patricia Marks, Somerset Business Agency

Born on Exmoor Patricia is the CEO and founder of SBA CIC a social enterprise set up to support people to progress with their career, training, and business aspirations. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow and a local social business champion is keen to support community-based organisations to thrive and grow. Patricia is an astute business professional specialising in organisational development and project management.

Patricia Marks (trainer photo)

Understanding the Value of Good HR Practices

Jane Holleyoak

A watertight onboarding process and staff management process is great for setting expectations and ensuring staff productivity.

HR policies need to be clear, fair and transparent to create a feeling of being valued as an employee. This session will look at contracts, inductions, reviews and appraisals.

Jane Holleyoak – is a senior HR manager who has managed large and small teams in the NHS, SMES and Police Force. She believes getting the process of staff management right makes any staff journey infinitely better.

When Employment Ends

Aisha Elliott, Somerset Business Agency

People move on from job roles all the time, it’s a natural part of organisational life and development. Handling the process properly can demonstrate an organisation’s culture and performance overall.

This session will look at handling resignations, dismissals and exit interviews.

Aisha Elliott – has worked for organisations that have hurdled the HR function well and for some that haven’t. Her first-hand experience provides a valuable insight into the employee journey.

Most Common Questions Asked

Ian Smith, SLCC National Employment Advisor

This session will focus on pay rates, how to evaluate the job, and the National Joint Council Green Book terms and conditions of service.

Ian is the National Employment Advisor of the SLCC, where he advises members about a wide variety of employment issues, such as contractual queries, complaints about councillor behaviour, appraisals and annual leave.

He is an experienced union office, representing staff at disciplines, grievances, employment tribunals and other informal meetings. Additionally, he writes an article for the clerk magazine every two months, has written responses to consultations and keeps the advice notes of the website under review.