Waverley Borough Council is committed to providing councillors with advice and support for all aspects of their role. After an election, all new councillors will attend an induction programme to enable them to meet the key people who will support them in their role and attend events to familiarise them with the work of the council, the expectations of councillors and ways in which they can carry out key tasks.
Councillors are also provided with ongoing learning and development support to broaden their knowledge, skills and confidence. In the first few weeks, experienced councillors will be available to guide you in getting to know the workings of the borough council and your role within it. Democratic Services and Business Support will be your point of contact to signpost you round the council for the first couple of months.
Tablets will be issued at the reception day for newly elected councillors. We will provide a secure app for Androids and iPads that will enable you to remotely access the Council’s systems, email, calendar, contact information as well as Council and Committee papers. Remote access can also be facilitated via councillors’ own home laptops/and or tablet devices.
All councillors are expected to provide at their own expense, a private ADSL broadband connection and computer hardware, including a printer and consumables. ICT staff can assist and advise councillors but will not be able to place orders on their behalf.
Mobile phones are issued to all councillors that sit on the Executive, the Chairmen and the Leaders of the Political Groups.