Want to hear complaints about breaches of code of conduct by local councillors? Apply to East Cambs District Council

East Cambs District Council want to recruit somebody to sit on hearing panels

East Cambs District Council want to recruit somebody to sit on hearing panels - Credit: Archant

East Cambs District Council is looking to recruit somebody to hear complaints about breaches of code of conduct against town or parish councillors.

Following the resignation of one of their appointees, the district council wants to recruit a co-opted non-voting parish councillor member.

Their role will be to serve on any hearing panel to consider complaints of code of conduct breaches.

The Council recruited two parish councillors to undertake this role on the basis that one of these co-opted members would be at any panel meeting for a complaint relating to a town or parish councillor and their views, together with those of the independent person, who also will be present will be taken into account by the three district councillor members serving on the panel before they make a final decision.

A co-optee gets an allowance of £250 a year plus travel to any hearings.


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Training will be provided.

The applications will be considered by the legal services manager and monitoring officer, in consultation with the chairman of the corporate governance and finance committee.

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• Contact tracy.couper@eastcambs.gov.uk. Applications should be submitted by Friday 16 September 2016.

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