Guide: How to become a County Councillor

Part 6

Will I receive support and training?

An induction programme will ensure you are well prepared to start in your new role if you are elected. We will publish, in due course, a copy of the full induction programme as well as details of two further seminars that will take place in May 2017. This will be loaded onto our Elections 2017 pages by December 2016.

You will also be given support to ensure your training and development opportunities suit your needs and develop your skills during your time as a councillor. The Council has a dedicated Member Development Steering Group, with Councillors setting the future direction of support and training, as well as a small budget to organise events to enable you to carry out your duties to the best of your ability.

The Council was recently reaccredited with Charter Plus Status for Member Development.

There is also a dedicated support team for councillors, ranging from basic administrative support through to training and development and IT assistance.

Regular briefings are provided on areas of importance and often these are made available on the web, under Briefings for Members.