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Associate Members

Over 100 organisations have South West Councils as Associate membersAssociate graphic

Membership is open to a wide range of organisations. Our Associate membership currently includes Town and Parish Councils, Schools and  Housing Associations as well as Police and Fire and Rescue Authorities and National Park Authorities. 

Members join to access the wide range of services delivered by our experienced team.  We handle thousands of enquiries every year from organisations delivering services to local people. This means that we have an unrivalled grasp of employment and training issues affecting local service deliverers at both national and local level.  

Contact SW Councils on 01823 270101 or info@swcouncils.gov.uk for more information on membership.

Membership benefits include:

Free HR and Member Services to Associates Members

Employment Advice Hotline: telephone and email advice

 Regular Newsletter including employment law update

SW Jobs


HR Consultancy and Learning and Development services at discounted rates
for Associate Members including:

  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Job Evaluation / Pay and Grading
  • Disciplinary and Grievance Investigations 
  • Mediation
  • HR Policy Development and Review
  • Appraisal Support
  • Personal and Team Development
  • Conferences, Events and Networks
  • A wide range of Learning and Organisational Development events which can be provided in house  


Services to Associate Members