Wokingham Borough Council has two vacancies for an Independent Person, to help promote and maintain high standards of conduct by borough, town and parish councillors.
The Independent Person will work with Wokingham Borough Council’s monitoring officer to provide objective and impartial views on complaints about councillors’ behaviour.
He/she will be a member of the panel advising the council on matters relating to the dismissal of the council’s head of paid service, chief finance officer, and monitoring officer.
The role would suit someone with a keen interest in local government and standards of behaviour.
Applicants should have experience of public sector organisations, good analytical and communication skills, be contactable during working hours and be available to attend daytime/ evening hearings or meetings at relatively short notice with the monitoring officer.
An allowance of £1,000 per annum will be paid. Travel and parking expenses will also be covered.
If you are interested Wokingham Borough Council would like to hear from you. However, you cannot be appointed if you are:
- politically active
- or have within the past five years been a member, co-opted member or officer of Wokingham Borough Council
- or have within the past five years been a member, co-opted member or officer of a town or parish council within the Wokingham Borough
- you are a relative or close friend of a person in the two categories above
- you are involved as a major supplier, partner or contractor with Wokingham Borough Council
Further information, including an application form, is available from Neil Carr, principal democratic services officer, Wokingham Borough Council, Shute End, Wokingham RG410 1WQ, email: email@example.com or telephone (0118) 974 6058.
Application forms must be returned by midnight 24 April.
It is likely interviews would be held on 3 or 4 May.