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Appointment of Independent Person

Closing Date: 25 August 2017 and Interviews will be held week commencing 4 September 2017.

Applications are sought for an Independent Person to support the Council’s Standards Committee.  The Committee has responsibility for the Borough Council and the 36 Parish Councils within the Borough.  The Committee is responsible for promoting and maintaining high standards of conduct by the members and co-opted members of Borough and Parish Councils. 

The Council is therefore looking for somebody who is keen to make a contribution to their local community by helping to ensure that proper standards of conduct in public service are maintained.  You must be able to demonstrate a high degree of personal integrity and have an appreciation of the ethical standards required of people holding public office. 

Applicants should not at the time of appointment be someone who:-

The Independent Person must be consulted before the Council makes a finding as to whether a member has failed to comply with the Code of Conduct or decides on action to be taken in respect of that Member. The position is purely voluntary and there is no salary attached to it.  However, you will be paid an annual retainer of £1,000 (in equal quarterly instalments in arrears) and you will be entitled to claim reasonable travel and subsistence expenses. The initial term of appointment is for a four-year period and if appointed, you will need to sign up to the Council’s Code of Conduct.

To apply for the position of Independent Person, please download and complete the application form together with the equal opportunities form.

For more information on this role and how to apply, please contact Sue Revell on (01795 417269).  

E-Mail: suerevell@swale.gov.uk

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