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Report calls for councillors in Lichfield and Burntwood to undertake skills audit

Councillors in Lichfield and Burntwood will be asked to review their skills as part of an audit.

Lichfield District Council House
Lichfield District Council House

A meeting of the employment committee on 15th October will hear about the proposals for all members of the council to an undertake a review.

In a report, Cllr Andy Smith, Cabinet member for customer services and innovation, said the move would help plan future training needs.

Andy Smith
Andy Smith

“The roles of councillors are changing,” he said.

“With the challenges of diminishing finances and increased pressures on services, we are all considering how the council and the skills of politicians and officers will need to change to meet future demands.

“It is therefore timely for councillors to review their expertise and to horizon scan about what will be needed in the future in order to fill any gaps and meet our aspiration to be a good council.

“A similar exercise is being carried out for all officers as part of our people strategy.”

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1 Comment

  1. Steve Norman

    9th October, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Too late!
    We were elected in May – though Labour candidates do go through a rigorous selection process.

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