Broxtowe Borough Council is looking to appoint an Independent Person to assist the Council’s Monitoring Officer to assess allegations of misconduct against either a Member of this Council or of a Parish/Town Council in the area and to decide on a course of action. The Independent Person may also be consulted by and need to consult with the Member about whom an allegation has been made.
The successful candidate will be able to offer authoritative and impartial advice, maintain independence in a politically sensitive environment.
Also be committed to achieving a high standard of behaviour in public affairs, be able to understand complicated facts, be able to express views clearly and ask relevant questions.
Experience of adjudication or investigation of complaints, an appreciation of the pressure on Councillors and public services generally or experience of dealing with standards investigations would be an advantage.
The Localism Act 2011 prevents Members and Officers of the Council, their relatives and close friends from being an Independent Person.
The Independent Person may be required to attend hearing meetings, which are usually held in the early evening. Full training will be provided for the successful applicant and an allowance of £1,342 per annum will be paid.
An application pack is available at http://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1622
If you are interested in this role and would like an informal conversation then please contact the Monitoring Officer, Sachdev Khosa , Broxtowe Borough Council, Council Offices, Foster Avenue, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 1AB on 0115 9173221.
Closing date for applications is 8th September 2021.