Applications open for Independent Person

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Applications open for Independent Person

A volunteer is being sought to help maintain high standards of conduct among district, town and parish councillors in Rother.

Applications are now open for an Independent Person, a four year role in which a member of the public will be asked to give their view on any valid complaints raised against council members and advice following any investigation.

Those applying cannot be related to, or be a close friend of current or former councillors or officers at Rother District Council or the parish and town councils, and cannot be a current member or employee of councils in the district or have been so within the last five years.

Malcolm Johnston, executive director at Rother District Council, said:  "The role of Independent Person is really important in helping to maintain high standards among our members, supporting the work of our Audit and Standards Committee.

"We are looking for someone who is able to demonstrate a commitment to maintaining high standards in public life and shows an interested in local government."

The post is voluntary and unpaid, but the successful applicant will receive an annual allowance of £361.

Information packs and application forms are available at http://www.rother.gov.uk/article/12749/Are-you-an-Independent-Person or by emailing lisa.cooper@rother.gov.uk

Alternatively write to Lisa Cooper, Democratic Services Manager and Monitoring Officer, Rother District Council, Town Hall, London Road, Bexhill on Sea, TN39 3JX.

The closing date for applications is Friday, October 18, 2019.

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Published Thursday, October 3, 2019

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