Independent Persons recruitment

The Shadow Authority for Westmorland and Furness Council is looking to appoint an Independent Person under the Localism Act 2011.

The Role

The role will be to assist the Shadow Authority in promoting and maintaining high standards of conduct amongst its elected councillors.

It is proposed that the term of appointment will be for an initial fixed term of two years.

From Vesting Day (01 April 2023) of the new unitary authority - Westmorland and Furness Council - the role will be to assist Westmorland and Furness Council in promoting and maintaining high standards of conduct amongst its elected councillors and town and parish councils also.

Among the skills required are a keen interest in standards in public life, a wish to serve the local community, the ability to be objective, independent and impartial with sound decision making skills.

This is a voluntary position but reasonable travelling expenses and subsistence incurred in the role will be paid.

The closing date for applications is noon, Friday 2 December 2022.

Full details including job description, personal specification and application form, are available in the Independent Person Information Pack.

How to Apply

Please e-mail your completed form to Caroline.Elwood@WestmorlandandFurness.gov.uk

Caroline Elwood, Interim Monitoring Officer. Shadow Authority for Westmorland and Furness Council