LGRC’s mission is to provide flexible resources and additional skilled capacity to Local Councils. We now also support the sector by providing a free service for Town, Parish and Community Councils to advertise vacancies for their permanent, full time or part time staff. LGRC’s website is viewed on a regular basis by experienced and qualified Local Council practitioners and is a recruitment hub for Councils and potential staff.
LGRC brings best practice to every aspect of a Local Council’s activities – from community strategy and planning right through to service delivery and council administration.
We provide four different types of support to Town, Parish and Community Councils to achieve this aim:
- Consultancy services – for instance to help develop community strategies, carry out governance and staffing reviews, recruit key staff, and conduct community communication surveys.
- Training – to develop the best practice skills needed by councils to manage assets, procure and deliver services, and engage effectively with your communities, while ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and procedures.
- Locums and interim staff – to meet a crucial short-term staffing need where the need arises, whether this relates to the role of the clerk, deputy clerk, RFO, or other member of staff, part time or full time. We also provide a free vacancies advertising facility for permanent staff.
- Outsourced services – such as payroll, accounting, and human resources administration, so that both council staff and councillors can utilise more of their time productively to meet community needs.
LGRC enters 2018 in very good shape.
We are working on two significant development assignments in connection with Local Government reorganization in Dorset.
We also have a number of long and short term locum assignments around the country and a range of consultancy projects including staffing reviews, job evaluations, developing strategic plans and providing whole council training.
In 2018 we will be seeking to expand our Associate database to meet increasing demand particularly for skilled and flexible Locums who are able to problem solve for councils in difficulty.