ADSO represents staff working across all areas of democratic support in local authorities, joint authorities and employers’ organisations. With over 1000 members, we have grown from strength to strength and are now the nationally recognised professional body for the Democratic Services sector. We are committed to promoting excellence, promoting the sector and providing a comprehensive range of high quality learning and development opportunities at low cost
Chairman’s Weekly Message
As I mentioned last week, we have now launched this year’s ADSO Awards. They are a great opportunity to celebrate the success of those working within the sector, to share and showcase good practice and to recognise those individuals and teams who had gone the extra mile in carrying out their work. The Awards are open to ADSO members only and the categories are as follows:
- Learner of the Year
- Team of the Year
- Democratic Services Officer of the Year
Entries need to be submitted by 29th July 2016 and the winners will be announced at the Awards dinner as part of the ADSO conference on Thursday 24th November at the Doubletree Hilton, Nottingham. I would strongly encourage you to consider putting in a submission! For further information on the criteria and application process, please visit the Awards 2016 page under the Events tab on the website.
We now have a vacancy on the ADSO Board for a Director of Communications which will be an interim appointment initially until the AGM in November. We are looking for someone who can oversee the development, implementation and evaluation of a Communications strategy for the Association, can develop and manage the Association’s website and social media presence as well as fulfil the responsibilities of a Board Director. There is a full role profile on the jobs page of the websitewith details of how to express an interest. It is an interesting and rewarding role and I am happy for anyone interested in this post (or who knows someone who might be) to contact me to discuss it further: firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally for this week, congratulations to Kathryn Skill from Stroud Borough Council who has completed her Certificate in Democratic Services Practice – well done Kathryn!
IIMC Region 11 Symposium
In light of the recent tragic events in Brussels, the Symposim has been postponed until further notice. Click here for more information.
The Local Governance Research Unit, based at Leicester Business School, has launched a Councillor Commission to independently review the role and work of the councillor. Click here to find out more.
ADSO East Midlands Branch
Meetings of the ADSO East Midlands Branch in 2016 have now been set. Click here to find out more.