Maintaining council standards – Can you help?

Bath & North East Somerset Council is looking to recruit two independent local volunteers to help promote and maintain high standards of conduct by councillors and co-opted members.

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The statue of Justice on top Bath Guildhall.

This is an important role for volunteers who will work with the Council’s Monitoring Officers to consider any complaints the Council receives against elected and co-opted members.

Some knowledge of local government is desirable but not essential.  More important is that the Independent Person(s) are people the general public can trust to be completely impartial and have the utmost integrity.

You can be considered for this role if you:

Are a resident, work in or have close links with the Council

Have a proven track record of contributing to the community

Are able to analyse information, ask pertinent questions and maintain confidentiality

You must not be:

Politically active

A member, co-opted member or officer of Bath & North East Somerset Council for any Parish Council in B&NES

A past member, co-opted member or officer of the above in the last five years

Involved with the Council as a major supplier, partner or contractor.

Being an Independent Person is voluntary, but an allowance and expenses will be paid.

For an application form and further details visit: www.bathnes.gov.uk/complain-about-councillors

The closing date is Thursday 31st August 2016. Interviews will be held the week beginning 12th September 2016.  Appointments will be made by the Council by the end of the month.