New! HR Essentials – 12th of October at 6.30pm Online

HR Essentials is a an entry level session for our HR Professional Programme of learning coming soon!

Please note when booking HR Essentials it is not mandatory to book to attend HR Professional 1 & 2

A challenge for Councillors is that they are also employers, and for a number of people coming into this role this is a new responsibility to them. Being an employer comes with a whole host of things that you need to know and do – many of which are legal requirements. This short programme has been designed to help Councillors to understand the rights of employees, the duties of employers and the laws that impact these.

This programme will be interactive with a mix of teaching, tutor-led discussion and group activity.

The learning outcomes are:

  • to understand the rights that employees legally have
  • to understand the obligations of employers
  • to understand the legal and HR implications
  • to understand the role of Acas
  • to gain an appreciation of their role in ensuring employees are being treated correctly


We will examine the Employment Rights Act 1996 as a key part of the programme as this drives the foundations of what employers must legally do to support their employees.

We will also touch on:

  • the National Minimum Wage Act 1998
  • the Employment Relations Act 1999
  • the Maternity and Parental Leave etc. Regulations 1999
  • the Part-Time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000
  • Agency Workers Regulations 2010
  • The Acas Codes of Practice


This programme is not aimed at making anyone a legal expert, just to raise awareness of what legislation exists and how to make sure you are abiding by it. As well as keeping you legal it will also help you to have more motivated, happier and productive employees.

Running time: 2 hours approximately depending on Q&A

Who should attend: Suitable for both Councillors and Officers

Remote access: Zoom joining instructions will be issued closer to the time

Course tutors:  Human Capital Department

Jim Blythe & Peter Lawrence

Jim is a highly accomplished Learning and Development and HR professional having worked for prestigious corporates & big international brands, including AVIVA, Virgin, Bloomberg & Fujitsu. He has now seen the light and supports SME Businesses across the region with HR and L+D challenges. Jim is results orientated and particularly enjoys 1-2-1 Coaching which he finds very effective in resolving specific issues and in developing managerial skills.

Peter Lawrence is the Founder, Managing Director and Consultant with Human Capital Department Ltd. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD), he holds a Masters in Human Resource Management (MA HRM) and an MBA. Peter has worked in a variety of Human Resource Management and Training and Development roles at Senior Management and Director level including global players ExxonMobil and GE.

Cancellation: A full refund will be given if 14 days or more notice prior to the date of the training course is given. However, this could cause an event to be cancelled if it becomes uneconomic to run.

Members £50 per ticket

Non-members £100 per ticket


Oct 12 2022


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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