SLCC Annual Awards 2024

19 June 2024

Celebrate the skills, dedication and professionalism of senior officers serving councils throughout England and Wales by putting forward your colleague(s) for SLCC’s Annual Awards 2024 – now open for nominations!

Submit your nomination(s) before the closing date on Friday 16 August 2024. A panel appointed by SLCC’s Board of Directors will determine the best three nominees in each category and winners will be announced at National Conference 2024.

The various categories of awards are:

  • Heart of the Community Award: this new award aims to recognise the invaluable contributions made by clerks to smaller community and parish councils, and celebrates those who through their tireless efforts, whether as a sole employee or as part of a smaller team, serve as the beating heart of their communities, embodying dedication, compassion, and unwavering commitment.
  • New Clerk of the Year Award: celebrates the achievements of a clerk who has demonstrated exceptional promise and excellence in the early stages of their career. We’re seeking nominees who have displayed unwavering commitment to their role and who has less than three years of service in the profession (entering their role after 1 October 2021).
    Previous winners have been recognised for revitalising struggling councils, having tackled challenges efficiently and effectively, introducing new and innovative projects, or for simply being an inspiration.
  • Bryan Metcalf Award for Volunteering: in memory of one of SLCC’s greatest and longest serving volunteers, this award honours clerks who have generously given their unpaid time and effort to support SLCC’s mission, showing exceptional service and commitment to our members and the sector.
    Previous winners have been recognised for serving as board directors, various branch roles, mentoring roles and much more.
  • Long Service Award(s): recognises a select few nominees annually who have dedicated themselves to serving the local council sector and SLCC over an extended period of time. Please note that successful nominations must have 30 years’ of service as a clerk and active involvement with SLCC.

Complete the nomination form here.

SLCC Training and Updates