Workforce, Employment & Member Development WG

Workforce, Employment & Member Development Working Group
Chair:              Alderman Stephen Martin (Lisburn & Castlereagh)
                       Substitute – Alderman Alan McDowell (Ards & North Down)
Vice Chair:      Cllr Alan Givan (Lisburn & Castlereagh)
Key Objectives:
o    Democratic Scrutiny of:
o    Member Development and Capacity Building at Regional Level (in partnership)
o    Workforce Strategy - supporting HR and related member development structures (including Charter)
o    Partnership Work including Training and Awareness Events with LGTG, NAC, Politics Plus, NI Ombudsman, LGA, European EU Regulatory, Awareness and Funding bodies –Democratic Scrutiny and communication around Pay / Performance linked to National Negotiating Machinery;
o    Production and investment in Toolkits of Information such as Councillors Guide 2015 - 2019
Wider Objectives:
o    Best Practice in terms of Workforce Development and Versatility
o    Different Service Delivery Models – Commissioning, Outsourcing (Councils as Municipal Entrepreneurs)
o    Political Skills Framework for Councillors
o    Apprenticeships in local government – benchmarks and models to consider
Key Contact: Derek McCallan