APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT PERSONSNotice ID: MF0225388
APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT PERSONS Under Section 27 of the Localism Act 2011, the Council is required to appoint at least one Independent Person to assist the Council in promoting and maintaining high standards of conduct by its elected and co-opted Members and by Town/Parish Councillors within the District.
In particular the views of an Independent Person must be sought and taken into account by the Council before it makes its decision on whether a Councillor has breached their respective authority’s Code of Conduct following an investigation into a complaint of misconduct. The Independent Person’s views may be sought by a Councillor who is the subject of a complaint. The Independent Person will also join the Council’s Panel set up under the Employment Procedure Amendment Regulations 2015 to consider the dismissal of the Council’s statutory officers. The Council is looking to recruit two Independent Persons and is inviting applications for these positions. A fixed allowance of £200 per annum is payable together with reimbursement of travel expenses and a discretionary meeting allowance. Training will be provided to the successful applicants. These appointments will be for a fixed term of 5 years. For further details including an information pack and application form, please visit the Council’s website: www.chiltern.gov.uk/councillors/independentpersons or email: firstname.lastname@example.org If you would like to discuss the role please contact: Joanna Swift, Head of Legal & Democratic Services and Monitoring Officer, Chiltern District Council, King George V House, King George V Road, Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP6 5AW. Tel: 01494 732761. The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 4 August 2017. Interviews will be scheduled for September 2017.