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This one-day interactive training course provides excellent foundation knowledge and awareness of how to manage contracts with external providers successfully in order to extract better value-for-money and deliver the desired commercial outcomes. Competence in this area is equally about how to manage intelligently, knowing when to consult with professional colleagues especially when undertaking complex processes such as contractual change, recognising the key drivers that will improve supplier performance and understanding the role and importance of robust contract governance.
The course is ideal for individuals who have accountability for managing third party service providers within the council (including budget holders, contract managers, relationship managers, service delivery managers and procurement practitioners), as well as those that are relatively new to the procurement function
This one day course looks at how to make sure that equality and diversity is at the heart of everything we do. It covers how to deal with day-to-day issues as well as what you can do to promote equality of opportunity in a planned way. Standard charge for this course is £80. There is a £10 charge for council employees to attend this course.Essential Information
This is a mandatory training session for all Council Budget Holders.
Following a recent CIPFA review, a recommendation was made that all budget holders attend Finance training to recap the Council financial budget processes. Training has been split into a number of 3-hour modules:
Module 1 - Process Overviews, Roles & Responsibilities
Module 2 - System and Template Training
Module 3 - Departmental specific training including Capital Processes (Dates TBC)
Module 1 will cover the following:
Introduction to Council Finances
Local Government Funding
Budget Cycle process, including Budget Setting, Budget Monitoring and Year End
Roles & Responsibilities of Budget Holders and Finance Teams including Budget Cycle, spend approval and purchase cards and contract standing orders
This 1-day course is specifically for all council-employed Adult Social Care practitioners: Social Workers, OTs, Social Work Assistants, OT Assistants; Senior Practitioners, Team & Service Managers.
It is a “core” internal training course which builds on and complements the existing multi-agency Safeguarding Adults training programmes that provide a foundation of knowledge and skills.
The course will enable all adult social care practitioners in South Glos Council to:
1. Update their understanding of the legal duties and principles in relation to safeguarding adults (e.g. within the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act).
2. Increase their confidence to work to national and local expectations and processes for safeguarding adults.
3. Refresh and refine their skills and knowledge around working with risk, effective decision-making and communication to promote confidence in adult safeguarding.