East Midlands Councils is a member owned and led organisation. Our Membership consists of the 40 local authorities in the geographical areas of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire. Other organisations, including Town and Parish Councils, Fire Authorities, voluntary bodies, and other organisations engaged in the delivery of local services may apply to join us as an Associate Member. We are also a Regional Employers’ Organisation, representing the interests of employers of local government staff.

Local Authority Membership of East Midlands Councils gives the following benefits:

  • Free independent and professional advice on HR matters
  • Opportunity to influence National developments in Pay
  • Access to our full range of recruitment services
  • Access to courses and conferences for officers and elected members at a discounted rate
  • Access to consultancy assignments at a discounted rate
  • Access to Coaching and Mentoring
  • Support for disciplinary and grievance investigations
  • Monthly HR Bulletins to keep abreast of new legislation
  • Access to our information and research service
  • Weekly Policy Brief
  • Access to CPD events at a discounted rate
  • We provide regional leadership on Hs2, asylum and refugee resettlement, workforce issues, supporting the leading role of councils on Midlands Connect and the Midlands Engine and work with DfT on the East Midlands Rail Franchise process, all of which provides huge benefits to local authorities
  • We are working with MPs and the East Midlands Chambers of Commerce to support the East Midlands All Party Parliamentary Group

For further information about Membership please email