Tandridge District Council is looking to recruit two Independent Persons.
The Council is required by the Localism Act 2011 to appoint at least one Independent Person to assist the Council to deal with complaints made against elected members (Standard Complaints Arrangements).
Independent Person play a very important role in this process by bringing an objective external perspective.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate relevant skills and experience to carry out the functions of the Independent Person role.
You should be able to demonstrate the ability to think strategically, analyse information and to question effectively, have strong interpersonal skills, and have high standards of personal integrity.
The primary function of the role is to provide a view on a complaint against a Councillor before the Council takes a decision on allegations made and whether it ought to be investigated. The Independent Person may also be consulted by a Councillor who is subject to an allegation.
In order to be an Independent Person you must not, in the past 5 years prior to the appointment, have been an elected member, co-opted member or officer of the Council. You must not be related to or have a close friendship or relationship with a councillor or employee of the Council or be a member of a political party. The work will be challenging and provides a real opportunity for you to make an active contribution to standards in public life.
If you'd like further information then please refer to the attached recruitment pack or contact the Head of Legal Service, Lidia Harrison email@example.com
Applications must be received by: Midnight, 3 October 2023.
Interviews will be held week commencing: To be confirmed.
Please send completed application forms to the Head of Legal Service, Lidia Harrison firstname.lastname@example.org