LALC eNews 27th October 2023

Training courses are available to book via the portal (login required)

The Training Bulletin is issued monthly, and courses are available to book via the portal. If there is any specific training which you feel would be valuable, and we don’t currently offer it, please let us know and we will investigate. The Training Bulletin can be found on the LALC website

Clerks – when booking training for your councillors, please ensure that their email address is correct. If not, they will not receive the booking confirmation or any joining instructions.

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Current vacancies


Closing date

Edenham Parish Council


No closing date

Addlethorpe Parish Council


11th September

Baston Parish Council


30th November

North Kelsey Parish Council


19th October

Hough on the Hill Parish Council


14th October

Wildmore Parish Council


5th November

Stubton Parish Council


18th November

Vacancy advertising

LALC can advertise your vacancy on our website and in the fortnightly eNews. This is a free service. If you do not have a pre-prepared advert to send us, please complete our Vacancy Template, which can be found in the Members Portal under Document Templates.    

We also offer a paid advertising service, costing £60, which ensures that your advert also appears on Lincolnshire County Council’s website, Indeed and LinkedIn (in addition to the LALC website and eNews). Please complete the Vacancy Template (as above), ensuring that all requested information is completed, and then contact us at You will be invoiced for this service.

Please note that Lincolnshire County Council require a closing date on their advert, as well as salary information (these are mandatory fields). LCC will remove your advert once the closing date has passed, so please consider the date carefully as you will have to pay again to re-advertise if your vacancy hasn’t been filled by then.

We recommend all councils advertise their vacancy, job details, method of application and up to date contact details on their own website too.

Please let us know when the vacancy has been filled, so that we can remove it from our website/eNews. If your vacancy has not yet been filled and you are continuing to advertise, please let us know of any revised closing date. If you no longer specify a closing date, please let us know so that we can update the vacancy adverts.

The NALC Recruitment Manual (developed as part of the Civility & Respect project) is now available via the portal.  Go into Knowledgebase and click on 'Recruitment Manual' in the 'Employment' menu area. 

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Don’t forget to book your place on the Clerk’s Networking Day/SLCC AGM

The Clerk’s Networking Day incorporating the SLCC Lincolnshire Branch AGM is taking place on 22nd November, 10:00 – 15:30 at Cranwell Village Hall.

The morning session will be jointly run by LALC and Pam Flint (Lincolnshire Community & Voluntary Service) and will focus on:

Mental health awareness/first aid and next steps 

o Identifying, managing, and ideas for reducing stress

o Promoting good mental health in the workplace

o Self-care and resilience

o Work-life balance

o Signposting to organisations and information for help

o There will be some resources available to take away

o Setting personal action plans

In the afternoon there will be:

LALC session on Clerk & Council Training Development

o Development paths for Clerks

o Recommended development paths for councillors

o Local Council Award Scheme

SLCC AGM (Non SLCC members can remain to network and raise any other issues they wish with LALC)

LALC will also be asking attendees for suggestions for “An evening with….” sessions which we hope to arrange

This is also your chance to come and network with colleagues.

Places are available for £20 plus VAT and can be booked via the portal.

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New – Project Management & Funding training

Following feedback from our members, LALC, in conjunction with Amy Lennox, will be putting on Project Management & Funding training on 21st November, 10:00 – 15:30 at Welbourn Village Hall.

The session will cover:

Identifying why and when you need a project 

Identifying what benefits it will deliver

Clarifying what you are actually going to deliver

Finding funding

Actual delivery of the project – management, resources, reporting, stages/timescales, constraints

How do you know when the project has ended?

What may need to be put in place for day-to-day support/maintenance/‘business as usual’

Identifying lessons for future projects

Reviewing whether the project has delivered the expected benefits

This is non-core training and will cost £65 plus VAT and can be booked now via the portal.

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Flooding Information

Unfortunately, many Lincolnshire communities have suffered in the recent flooding. Here’s a timely reminder of some useful contacts: