Shaftesbury Town Council’s Training Programme Reaches New Heights

Shaftesbury Town Council embarked on an ambitious training programme for its officers and has reached a milestone in that journey.

The Council’s Business Manager, Mrs Brie Logan recently obtained the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification.

Mayor of Shaftesbury, Councillor Tim Cook said “I would like to congratulate Brie on achieving this qualification in her own time whilst also fulfilling her demanding role as Business Manager”.

Brie Logan said “I am delighted to have passed the CiLCA qualification and am already using my learning’s to add value in my role as the Business Manager at STC”

The National Training Strategy has developed a customised qualification for the sector, the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA). This core skills qualification is awarded to those who submit a portfolio of evidence, demonstrating the skills they have in local council administration. CiLCA is a level 3 qualification completed over a year.

All the Town Council’s officers hold either IlCA, CiLCA or Certificate of Higher Education in Community Governance – sector specific qualifications at level 2 and higher – putting the Council in very safe hands, providing professional advice and guidance to the Council in delivering its ambitious Strategic Plan during a period of great change in local government.

Councillor Andy Hollingshead, Chair of the Human Resources Committee said “Brie is to be congratulated on an excellent achievement. The qualification is nationally recognised and covers the key responsibilities of a town clerk’s work, including law, finance planning and community involvement. Overall, it means Shaftesbury will benefit from the skills and knowledge Brie will bring to the Council”