Independent people sought to maintain standards and review Members' allowances at councils

Thursday, 1 November, 2018
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Independent people are sought to maintain high standards of councillors’ conduct and review councillors’ allowances.

Tendring District Council (TDC) is looking for applicants to play an important role in relation to councillors’ conduct and the amount councillors receive in allowances.

Those selected will be involved in helping to promote and maintain the highest possible standards of behaviour in the work of the council, and playing a part in deciding whether complaints received about elected members need to be investigated.

In this role they will work alongside both the council’s Monitoring Officer and Standards Committee.

The second element is to make recommendations in relation to the members’ scheme of allowances.

An allowance of £600 a year will be made to those who take on the role as well as mileage expenses. The role requires attendance at up to four formal day meetings, and up to six ad hoc meetings in a year.

Both aspects not only apply to Tendring district councillors but also town and parish councillors in the area.

The Council is keen to hear from applicants with a broad range of experience, an independent and analytical mind, who are tactful and have good interpersonal skills, demonstrate probity and high levels of integrity in their conduct.

The applicants will want to have a desire to serve the public interest and the local community, to uphold local democracy and act as an ambassador of impartiality.

More information and an application pack can be downloaded here.

The deadline for applications is October 26, 2018.

Some eligibility restrictions apply, which are outlined in the information pack if requested.

Last updated on: 08/11/2018 - 14:53