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Council looking to recruit for new role
Scarborough Borough Council is looking to appoint two
people to help maintain and promote the high ethical standards of
the local authority, its members, and those representing parish
councils in the area.
The role of “Independent Person” has been
created under the Localism Act 2011 which requires all local
authorities to adopt a local code of conduct for its councillors
and to appoint at least one independent person who can advise the
council’s Monitoring Officer and Standards Committee on decisions
they may need to make about alleged breaches of the code.
The role is currently unpaid, but this may
be subject to a review, dependant upon workload.
Training will be provided to the successful
applicants, but the council says analytic, questioning and
investigative skills and some understanding of the roles of elected
representatives would be useful.
Applicants must not, however, currently be,
or have been in the last five years, an elected member or co-opted
member of Scarborough Borough Council or parish council in the
borough, or be a relative or close friend of any person who is or
has been an elected member or co-opted member of the borough
council or parish council in the borough in the last five
A detailed role description and an
application form can be obtained from Christine Dowey by email at
If you would like further information on
the new standards protocol and the work of the Independent Person,
contact Gill Wilkinson by email at email@example.com
Applications will need to be returned by 5pm on Thursday 21