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East Midlands Councils is a member owned and led organisation consisting of the 40 local authorities in the Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland areas.

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.

We provide regional leadership on 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 also work with MPs and the East Midlands Chambers of Commerce to support the East Midlands All Party Parliamentary Group.

Benefits of being a member

Members of EMC also have access to the following benefits:

  • Discounted rates on training and events, including our varied CPD programmes
  • Access to our Practitioner Networks.
  • Free independent and professional advice on HR matters including recruitment services and disciplinary and grievance investigations
  • Weekly briefing on regional and national news which impacts local governance
  • Monthly HR Bulletins to keep abreast of new legislation
  • Quarterly briefings on asylum and refugee resettlement

For further information about Membership, please email: