The Borough Council has a duty to promote and maintain high ethical standards in the conduct of members of the borough and parish/ town councils in the area. This involves the adoption of a Code of Conduct with which such members are expected to comply. The Borough Council is obliged to put in place local arrangements to deal with complaints alleging that a member has breached the Code of Conduct.
Knowsley Borough Council is therefore seeking to appoint at least two independent persons to support these arrangements, whose role:
- will involve being consulted by the Council before it makes a decision on an allegation that it has investigated.
- may involve being consulted by the Council on allegations that it has decided not to investigate.
- may involve being consulted by a member or co-opted member against whom a complaint has been made
- may involve being appointed to serve on a panel asked to advise the Borough Council on the proposed dismissal of the authority’s Head of Paid Service, its Monitoring Officer or its Chief Finance Officer.
Appointments will be for a term of four years and previous experience in this area is not required, as full training will be given. This is an unpaid position although travelling expenses may be claimed. There are restrictions on who may apply for this role and these are set out in full within the application pack.
How to Apply
If you are interested in being an independent person, please download the information pack and application form by accessing the link provided.
For any further information please contact David Moran, Scrutiny and Partnerships Manager, on 0151 443-3367 or e-mail email@example.com.
Application forms must be returned by Friday, 9 April 2021.
Assistant Executive Director (Governance and Assets) and Monitoring Officer
PO Box 21
Knowsley L36 9YU