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Councillor Dev Network July
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Welcome to North West Employers

We are a member owned and led organisation. Our membership consists of the 36 Local Authorities within the geographical areas of Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Liverpool City Region alongside our two combined authorities.

We are your Regional Employer Organisation, and your representative-voice for the North West.

We believe that the region deserves well-governed, high-quality services, with leaders who create cultures that bring the best out of people and places.

From innovation, to specialist employer support; whatever you and your partners are working towards, we strive to deliver the tailored advice and interventions that get you there.

Podcast Episode 1: Who Are North West Employers

New podcast coming monthly. Enquire at support@nwemployers.org.uk for more details.

Our Areas Of Expertise

Systems & Culture Change

Helping to reshape and redesign organisations as the world around us changes

Community Leadership

Supporting place-based leadership through councillor development to build capacity and sustainability with partners and communities

Talent & Workforce

Recruiting, developing and retaining the workforce for the future

Want to talk to us?

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Alternatively, you can call us on +44 (0) 161 834 9362.

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What Our Members Say

Thank you very much for the brilliant training workshop last night. The feedback from Members was fantastic and your usual magic, style and expert delivery made such a difference. The session will be really helpful in moving our new scrutiny structure forward and getting the committees off to a great start. I gained lots of valuable information and ideas for us to improve our approach to governance and scrutiny too.

Darren Cranshaw, South Ribble Borough Council

The Councillor Induction Programme helped me to feel relaxed in an environment of new councillors that have the same worries and concerns as myself at the beginning of their journey. The advice was superb and extremely helpful and will help me in my journey!

North West Employers Customer

The early sessions of the Strength Based Leadership Development programme were delivered very successfully as face to face facilitated group workshops, due to the significant Covid-19 challenges, North West Employers redesigned the programme and transferred this into a format that suited a virtual delivery style. We are very pleased with the programme, face to face and virtual, and feel that the overall experience including Covid changes and challenges, has brought out genuine strength-based approaches and creative solutions all round.

Janet Sweeney, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

I have found coaching sessions with North West Employers extremely useful, both personally and professionally. My coach has been patient, caring and understanding and has always been happy to speak to me when I have needed extra reassurance.

North West Employers Customer

North West Employers successfully supported Burnley Council through its most recent Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer appointments and we have also used their recruitment support services on previous occasions. We find their service is personal, professional and flexible to our requirements together with a strong understanding of local government recruitment and associated governance processes. They are as much hands on or off the process as you wish and will tailor their support for assessments and panels to your needs.

North West Employers Customer