HR and Employment Services
South West Councils has extensive experience of providing employment support.
Our team of professionally qualified and experienced specialists offer high quality independent Employment Advice free to member organisations including:
- Terms and Conditions for local government staff and school staff including teachers
- Day to day problematic employee relations
We also provide consultancy (at discounted rates to member organisations) on:
- Recruitment and Workforce Development including suport via pyschometric testing and 360° appraisal
- Job Evaluation / Pay and Grading
- Disciplinary and Grievance Investigations
- Pre-Tribunal Conciliation
- Mediation and Conflict Resolution
- Conferences and Workshops
Our services are summarised in a leaflet which can be downloaded Leaflet.
Epaycheck: National Pay Benchmarking Service
Epaycheck is the national online pay benchmarking service developed for local government by local government. It enables participating councils to share and compare pay and reward data for all Chief Officer roles and a range of other job families of sector-wide interest.
Focused reports are produced periodically using data from Epaycheck. These reports are available at no additional cost to authorities subscribing to the service, the annual subscription fee for which is currently a modest £200.
We hope that this report demonstrates the value, quantity and depth of the data available on Epaycheck. Users in subscribing organisations can also log in to Epaycheck to access all the information in ‘real time’, including new pre-set public reports providing full data on each job family at the touch of a button.
For further information on the Epaycheck system please click here. For any queries about the report or any aspect of Epaycheck, please contact your Regional Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Difference Does Legislation Make? Adult Safeguarding Through The Lens Of Serious Case Reviews And Safeguarding Adult Reviews
In 2017 South West ADASS commissioned a thematic review of Adult Safeguarding Serious Case Reviews and Safeguarding Adult Reviews, undertaken in the region between 2013-2017.
The review analyses the common themes identified within the 37 Review reports considered. It considers the process of commissioning and managing Reviews and disseminating the learning from them. It is a rich and useful resource for Safeguarding Adults Boards, managers, practitioners and SAR lead reviewers.
The recommendations from the thematic review are being progressed through the SWADASS 2018/19 adult safeguarding workplan.
Download related documents
- Adult Safegaurding Review - PDF format (1074 Kb)