The New Clerk Series of webinars will be informal & friendly sessions. They have been created to help new clerk’s walkthrough their first year with ease.

There are five webinars in the series that will each cover a period of the year and what a clerk will need to consider / plan for in the year.

Please note that this session will apply to Welsh clerks only.


Tuesday 14 May, 10:00am – 11:30am


Members: £20 + VAT
Non-Members: £30 + VAT

CPD points

Claim 1 CPD point for attending this webinar!

Joining instructions will be sent to you 3 weeks before the event (please check your spam inbox) and your invoice will be sent before the event. We advise that, on receipt of the joining instructions, you are liable for any fees incurred in order to attend the event.

About the Trainers

Helen Watson FSLCC – SLCC Senior Advisor & Mentor Co-ordinator,

Helen has 26 years of diverse local government experience, as a project manager, officer, deputy and clerk in principal, parish and town councils serving and working alongside councillors, officers, community groups and external organisations at a strategic and operational level.    Helen has been involved in the SLCC for several years, serving as a SLCC Director, Branch Chair and Mentor.  She has a varied career path involving retail business management, FE lecturer specialising in management, motivation, marketing and organisational behaviour and a teambuilding facilitator and business mentor/counsellor.  She came into the world of Parish and Town Councils later in her career and is able to understand and advise realistically from the Clerk’s perspective.

Helen Watson

Emma Smith, Welsh Advisor has been a Clerk for the past 9 years and is currently Clerk to Carmarthen Town Council and has also been Chair of the West Wales Branch for the past two years. Emma offers Wales specific advice to members and deal with general queries from councils in Wales. She is a Welsh speaker and happy to provide advice in either English or Welsh.

Prior to being a Clerk, Emma worked in Central Government at the Welsh Government, Senedd and Welsh Language Board and is a graduate of Aberystwyth University. Emma is originally from the Rhondda but now settled with a family in Carmarthen. Emma also likes to spend time in Italy and pretty much anywhere along the coast of Wales.”

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SLCC is always keen to respond to members’ needs for training. If you would like to register an interest in having a particular course delivered via webinar or in your region, please let us know.

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