Independent Person

Independent Person

Full training will be provided for the successful applicant and an allowance of £1,342 per annum will be paid.

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 below.  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 Wednesday 8th September 2021 at 5.00pm

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Notes on Eligibility

Application Form

Why join us?

The Council has five GREAT values which represent our standards and expectations of how we’ll work.

As a disability confident employer and an organisation that is committed to equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

The Council embraces flexible ways of working to ensure that we can attract the best talent and experience and get the most from our employees. Whilst meeting the needs of our residents is a priority and we can’t guarantee we can accept all flexible working requests, we are happy to discuss your options when you apply for a job with us.

As a Broxtowe Borough Council employee you can enjoy many benefits including a generous pension fund, loyalty awards and family friendly policies to help you balance your work and family life, as well as discounts and offers as part of our employee benefits scheme.

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