Torridge District Council celebrates officer achievements in management qualifications
Access to ongoing training and personal development opportunities has long been recognised as a key ingredient in the success of any organisation. Recognising those achievements is also important, and Torridge District Council have just celebrated the accomplishments of several officers who have recently attained certificates in a variety of team leadership and management courses. Torridge Council's Leader, councillor Ken James, and Deputy Leader, councillor Claire Hodson, joined Chief Executive Steve Hearse in presenting certificates to officers at an event held at Riverbank House in Bideford. Staff members from the district's leisure centre operator, Active Torridge, also took part in the programme, demonstrating their own commitment to personal and professional growth.
Torridge Council has for several years committed itself to an active programme of staff development by offering on-site training through partnerships with education providers. The ILM Level 2 in Team Leading and ILM Level 5 in Leadership and Management Certificates were completed in partnership with Petroc College and the ILM Level 7 Strategic Leadership programme with KBA Solutions. The commitment is designed to allow staff to achieve their full potential by providing clear pathways to help individuals gain the necessary skills and qualifications to take up managerial positions at the council. The council also provides paid placements for a number of apprenticeships across a wide range of services, including Waste and Recycling, Planning, and Building Control with opportunities regularly advertised.
For 2023, the council has also created three exciting and fully funded Degree Level Apprenticeship positions, where the successful applicants will have the opportunity to go on and become qualified and accredited Planning and Building Control officers.
Councillor Ken James, Leader of Torridge District Council, said:
"I am extremely proud of the officers who have successfully completed their qualifications. It's inspiring to see so many individuals work hard to complete the coursework and achieve their goals. Our aim as a council is to create equal opportunities for everyone to develop transferable skills and improve their knowledge and potential."
You can stay up-to-date with the latest vacancy news and training opportunities from Torridge District Council at www.careers.torridge.gov.uk/ or by following the councils social media channels www.facebook.com/torridgedc