Once you are elected you will follow an induction programme which will help you to understand your role. The programme explains council procedures and the practical skills you will need to perform your role.

It is important for members to:

  • keep up to date with developments and initiatives in the public arena 
  • maintain and enhance their knowledge and skills through experience, training and development 

Further updates will be made to the following timetable before it is formally approved.

Draft proposed member induction programme – from May 2022

Topic Delivery method
Code of Conduct Virtual session
Induction with Chief Executive Virtual session
Health and safety (roles/responsibilities) Virtual session
The Council Plan Recorded Zoom session with arranged Q&A follow up
Introduction to Scrutiny Committees Recorded Zoom session with arranged Q&A follow up
Overview of planning Recorded Zoom session with arranged Q&A follow up
Member governance Recorded Zoom session with arranged Q&A follow up
Local government finance/budget setting Recorded Zoom session with arranged Q&A follow up
Council's Constitution Recorded Zoom session with arranged Q&A follow up
Overview of licensing Recorded Zoom session with arranged Q&A follow up
Risk management / corporate governance Recorded Zoom session with arranged Q&A follow up
Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment and the Housing Act 2014 Recorded Zoom session with arranged Q&A follow up
Personal safety guidelines Recorded Zoom session with arranged Q&A follow up
Wellbeing of Future Generations Act Recorded Zoom session with arranged Q&A follow up
Safeguarding/Corporate Parenting Recorded Zoom session with arranged Q&A follow up
Skills for effective scrutiny Recorded Zoom session with arranged Q&A follow up
Equality e-Learning
Data protection / GDPR e-Learning
Freedom of information e-Learning
Health and safety in the workplace e-Learning
Time management e-Learning