East Midlands Councils provides support to local authorities in the East Midlands. Below are details of the services offered to our members. If you would like support from East Midlands Councils in a different area, please contact us because it could be something we can help you with ourselves or can sign-post you to relevant providers.
Regional Employers' Organisation
East Midlands Councils is the Regional Employers' Organisation for the East Midlands. For further information about the activities of Statutory Regional Employers' Organisations please visit
Providing Support on a Consultancy Basis
Local authorities and member organizations are able to tap into officers and associates of East Midlands Councils who can provide support on a consultancy basis to meet their individual requirements. A wide range of issues are supported, as well as meeting needs for interim management.
For further information about the consultancy services that EMC can provide please visit
Outplacement Support and Career Counselling
East Midlands Councils provides Outplacement Support on a not-for-profit basis, which therefore enables Councils to support affected employees in a cost-effective way and without compromising on the quality of the support provided. For further information about the outplace support and career counselling that EMC can provide please visit
epaycheck provides participating public sector organisations with access to ‘real time’ pay benchmarking data for hundreds of common roles that exist across the sector.
East Midlands Jobs
East Midlands Jobs (www.eastmidlandsjobs.org.uk) is a one stop website for public sector opportunities in the East Midlands.
Learning and Development Opportunities
East Midlands Councils is committed to providing a range of supporting mechanisms for the benefit of councilors and officers within the region. East Midlands Councils runs a full training programme enabling authorities to be kept up to date with employment legislation, current issues and key skills. Events are provided for officers and councillors and are run on a regional basis or can be held in-house within local authorities.
For further information about Learning and Development support your authority can access from East Midlands Councils please visit
Wider policy support services
IT Security Network
EMC runs the East Midlands Government Warning, Advice and Reporting Point network for local authorities in the East Midlands. EMGWARP provides three main services to your authority's IT function:
- tailored vulnerability alerts and information security news;
- confidential sharing of information and access to advice; and
- incident reporting.
We work with the University of Wolverhampton who spend five hours a day analysing over 25 sources of the latest information - so you dont have to!
Planning Support Service
The Planning Support Service is a way for planning authorities that are Members of EMC to access high quality, technical interim support at below market rates.
OPUN Design Support Service
The EMC/OPUN Design Support Service is designed to ensure that a local authority’s own schemes also have access to design support but at a more affordable rate. For further information please visit
Every member authority is entitled to nominate members to our networks. The networks are key to providing individual and corporate learning, offering access to key national and regional speakers, and helping authorities tackle upcoming challenges and exchange good practice. Networks can be set up to meet demand.
Our existing networks are listed below:-