Call for co-opted Members to join Council Standards Committee

Published: Monday, 15 May 2017

Northampton Borough Council is calling for local people with an interest in local issues to join its Standards Committee.

The Council is recruiting for two parish councillors and two independent members to join the Committee for a two year period, to help promote and maintain high standards of conduct by elected and co-opted councillors.

If appointed, applicants will learn more about the Council’s ethical framework and how local government organisations operate, whilst working with the Monitoring Officer to provide objective and impartial views on complaints about councillor behaviour.  

 Applicants should have the ability to be objective and impartial, and have good analytical and communication skills. They should also be available to attend quarterly Committee meetings at the Guildhall and ad hoc meetings to deal with case work.

The independent members should not have any connection to a political party, Councillors, Parish Councillors within the borough or Council staff.

Committee members will be entitled to claim reasonable expenses for travel and subsistence when they attend meetings.

Application information and packs can be downloaded from the Standards Committee web pages or please contact Marianne McCarthy on 01604 837016 or Tracy Tiff on 01604 837408.

The closing date for applications is 15 June 2017 at 12 noon.