Councils as Employers Series

Councils as Employers Series

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Section 7 of the Local Government Act states that every council must operate as a good employer. This applies to both governors and the chief executive, who then employs the staff.

Although elected members need to delegate the appropriate level of authority to the chief executive to manage all operational matters, they retain overall responsibility for the council meeting its employment obligations.

Whether you are a governor, a CE, or a senior member of staff, you might be wondering:

  • What is a good employer?
  • How can I tell if my council is one? 
  • How do we all work effectively together for excellence?

Join us to discuss ways to be a great employer via the two-part 'Councils as Employers' webinar series brought to you by EquiP. 

These are offered to separate audiences - Good Employer Governors for elected members and staff, and Building Good Employer Councils for council CEs, HR and senior staff. Gain access to either of these on-demand webinars by contacting

1. Good Employer Governors

Purpose: To share information to achieve good governance employment relationships, which enables effective working environments.  

Audience: Elected members and staff

AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND. Gain access by contacting

2. Building Good Employer Councils

Purpose: To help councils identify, build and monitor good council employer behaviour.

Audience: CEs, HR and senior managers

AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND. Gain access by contacting


Charles McGuiness
Pamela Peters

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