New Clerks Training

Course Description

This course is a must for all new Clerks and runs in the Spring (March) and Autumn (September)! 

The course provides a broad understanding of the role and responsibilities of a town or parish clerk. This course is a must for newly-appointed clerks, or clerks who feel they could benefit from some formal training.

Please note: you must be able to attend both days. 

This is an interactive course and offers the opportunity to network with other new clerks from Councils across Northamptonshire to share best practice and ideas. 

Key areas covered in this course include:

  • Local Government Structure nationally and locally
  • Different types of Councils
  • What a council is and can do
  • Roles and responsibilities within the Council 
  • Powers and Duties
  • A typical Council calendar 


  • Code of Conduct
  • How to conduct Council Business 
  • Core Council documents
  • Finance
  • Planning
  • Partnership working

Course tutor

Danny Moody

Chief Executive, Northants CALC

Danny joined the Association in 2007. He has been a parish councillor since 2003 and has had various roles on committees and working parties as well as Chair to the council.  He achieved Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) in 2008 and is a Principal Member of the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC). 


Who Should Attend
This  course is suitable for new and aspiring clerks.

£202 +VAT Members
£404 +VAT Non Members

Related Course

Once you've attended this course, you may wish to look at the following course:

New Clerks Finance

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