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Independent Panellist

Job information
Organisation Herefordshire Council
Closing date 12 pm on 26 October 2018

Job details

Herefordshire Council is looking for volunteers to become involved in a number of exciting opportunities to serve in a range of vital roles.  If you have excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to listen to peoples’ viewpoints and make balanced decisions and recommendations, we would like to hear from you. 

We are interested to recruit volunteers drawn from different walks of life and in whose impartiality and integrity the public can have confidence.

You will have the ability to be objective, independent, impartial, make sound judgements and understand and comply with confidentiality requirements.  In addition, you will have an awareness of the importance of ethical behaviours and be a good communicator.  Ideally you will be able to demonstrate your interest in local issues.

Specifically, we are currently looking to recruit independent people to assist the council by becoming:

  • An independent person reviewing standards issues -  to assist the council in promoting high standards of conduct by elected and co-opted members of Herefordshire Council and town and parish councils. The independent person is consulted on complaints against councillors and other standards issues. 

  • An independent remuneration review panellist.  The Independent remuneration Panel members are appointed for 4 years.   The panel comprises of 3 to 5 members.  We currently have 3 panel members and are looking to increase this to 5.   The independent review panel make recommendations to the council as to the amount of allowances and expenses payable to elected members. 

  • A school appeals panellist. Admission appeals panels consider appeals by parents or carers whose children have been refused admission to their preferred school, or whose children have been permanently excluded from a school. 

For more information contact

For further information please contact Caroline Marshall, Democratic Services Officer, (Caroline.Marshall3@herefordshire.gov.uk ); Telephone: 01432 260249.


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