This webinar will give you information on being a local council clerk, as well an introduction to the SLCC and all the services and support we can offer you in your clerking role. It is designed for clerks who have been clerking for 12 months or less.

The role of a local council clerk is varied, with many differing responsibilities. This webinar will walk you through the assistance, training and guidance available to you on a range of topics, including: legal and financial, publicity, events, staff supervision, minutes and agendas, etc.

  • Discover how the SLCC can help you settle into your role
  • Learn more about SLCC’s mentoring scheme
  • Find the best way of managing your role, responsibilities and working relationships
  • Identify your learning pathway using SLCC professional development


Wednesday 7 February, 10:00am – 11:00am



The following topics will be discussed:

How SLCC can support you in your new role

Your roles and Responsibilities




Staff Supervision

Minutes and Agendas

About the trainer

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.