How do we become an Associate Member?

Associate 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. We handle thousands of enquiries every year from organisations delivering services to local people. This means we have an unrivalled grasp of employment and training issues affecting local service deliverers at both national and local level. Becasue all our team members are professionally qualifie experienced specialists, we bring a wealth of expertise to bear on the issues facing a wide range of organisations delivering public services.

If you are interested in becoming an Associate member please email

The cost of annual membership is:

  • For new organisations during 2023/2024 – £499 plus VAT
  • For new organisations during 2024/2025 – £525 plus VAT

Any organisation joining membership from 1 July onwards in any given year, will be charged for membership covering the remaining of the current year plus the next full year.

Ongoing members receive a loyalty ‘bonus’ with their subscrition set slighty below new members. A 10% bonus is also offered to existing members who recommend SW Councils to new organisations. Get in touch with for more information.


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