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County Officer: Helen Ollett-Nash
Rooms 57/58, County Hall
Martineau Lane, Norwich

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Norfolk Association of Local Councils (Norfolk ALC) is a not for profit membership Association of parish and town councils. It is a member of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC). Please contact us if you wish to know more about membership of Norfolk ALC.

Norfolk ALC provides specialist information, advice and training to parish and town councils. It speaks with a strong collective voice, representing members' corporate interests through the National body to government and works in partnership with a county network of District, Borough, County Councils and other public service providers.

Norfolk ALC is managed by an Executive Committee made up of elected representatives from parish and town councils from all the districts in Norfolk, excluding Norwich City Council, currently not parished.

The County Officer, Helen Ollett-Nash, manages the Norfolk ALC office in County Hall with support staff and a complementary team of specialist officers and partners who ensure the programme is responsive to the broad range of services in demand by parish and town councils.

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Clerk of the Year 2016

The Norfolk Association of Local Councils invites entries for Norfolk Clerk of the Year 2016.

The competition is open to all Clerks in Norfolk. Nominations could be received from chairmen, councillors, parishioners, or clerking colleagues. The only person who cannot nominate a Clerk is the nominee themselves!

The competition is split into three categories: Small Councils (income of under £25,000); Medium Councils (income of £25,001 to £200,000); and Large Councils (income over £200,000). Nominations will be judged within these categories, and winners picked for each. From these winners, the overall Clerk of the Year will be chosen. The winner will receive a personal prize of £100, and the two runners up will receive personal prizes of £25 each. All category winners will receive a framed certificate. More »

Nominating a Clerk is really easy: just complete the entry form listed below and return tocountyofficer@norfolkalc.gov.uk; or post to Norfolk Association of Local Councils, Rooms 057/058, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, Norfolk NR1 2UF. Please mark the envelope or email 'Confidential – Clerk of the Year Nomination'.

The judges will be looking for the following from submissions:

  • Delivering services – managing projects, pushing boundaries, using initiative and innovation to improve and enhance the community that the council serves.
  • Time management – how the clerk manages priorities, and ensuring council is well briefed.
  • Working with others – management and motivation of councillors (parish, district and county), contractors, staff (where applicable), showing leadership and direction.
  • Overcoming challenges – successfully meeting challenges or managing projects, on behalf of the council or within the role as clerk.
  • Encouraging engagement – developing a positive community perception of local councils. Establishing and maintaining relationships internally and externally for the benefit of the council and community.
  • Continuing professional development – encouraging and supporting training and development for councillors and staff.
  • How the Clerk has made a real difference – describe their achievement – how have they gone the 'extra mile' and why should they be Clerk of the Year?

Closing Date: Friday 21 October 2016.

The winners will be announced at the Autumn Conference on Thursday, 10 November 2016.

The Norfolk Clerk of the Year competition is sponsored by Westcotec, providers of street lighting and vehicle activated signs. » Less

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:48 by Helen Carrier