Local Government Association

We are the national voice of local government, working with councils to support, promote and improve

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Chief Finance Officer (CFO) Mentoring Scheme

The role of chief finance officer (CFO) is one of the most challenging and highly scrutinised roles in local government. Our Chief Finance Officer (CFO) Mentoring Scheme supports CFOs and deputy CFOs to develop the knowledge and skills they need to excel in the role.

Supporting council improvement – 2022/23 highlights

This year in review of the programmes that made up our sector support offer in 2022/23 provides a snapshot of the ways we supported councils to improve, develop leadership, make data-informed decisions, share notable practice, and – in so doing – build capacity and capability in local government.

Writing a councillor development strategy

Having a councillor development strategy in place will solidify your council's commitment to supporting your councillors in their continuing professional development journey.

Communicating about councillor roles

It is important for councils to be clear and transparent so that officers, councillors and residents understand the functions of the various roles held by councillors.

Planning your councillor development programme

A councillor development programme provides support and resources to your councillors, ensuring that they can access learning and development that enables them to be effective and confident as a councillor.

Preparing a councillor induction resource pack

A comprehensive induction helps new councillors to settle in, to understand their role and expectations, to forge strong relationships with officers, and to build competence and confidence in serving their community.