Have a role in out­come of coun­cil­lor com­plaints

Burton Mail - - News -

A RE­CRUIT­MENT drive is un­der way to find in­de­pen­dent peo­ple to give views on fu­ture com­plaints about coun­cil­lors and the dis­missal of se­nior of­fi­cers.

Le­ices­ter­shire County Coun­cil and the Le­ices­ter, Le­ices­ter­shire and Rut­land Com­bined Fire Au­thor­ity must seek the views of in­de­pen­dent ad­vis­ers be­fore mak­ing de­ci­sions on cases re­lat­ing to po­ten­tial breaches of the code of con­duct, or any pro­posal to dis­miss a se­nior of­fi­cer.

Six peo­ple are sought for these im­por­tant roles and peo­ple with an in­ter­est in lo­cal govern­ment and pol­i­tics, and who can take a fair and ob­jec­tive view, are en­cour­aged to find out more.

Ap­pli­cants should have:

■ Knowl­edge of lo­cal govern­ment and the political process;

■ A strong com­mit­ment to high stan­dards and ethics in pub­lic life – and en­thu­si­asm for un­der­stand­ing the frame­works in place;

■ The abil­ity to an­a­lyse com­plex sit­u­a­tions and le­gal re­quire­ments, be ob­jec­tive and com­mu­ni­cate ef­fec­tively.

Ap­pli­ca­tions are not per­mit­ted from any­one who has been a coun­cil­lor or worked for ei­ther or­gan­i­sa­tion dur­ing the last five years, is a friend of a coun­cil­lor or of­fi­cer, or who is en­gaged in lo­cal political ac­tiv­ity.

The four-year role does not have a salary but ex­penses are re­im­bursed.

Ap­pli­ca­tions are in­vited from peo­ple over the age of 18 from all back­grounds and ge­o­graph­i­cal ar­eas of Le­ices­ter, Le­ices­ter­shire and Rut­land.

For fur­ther de­tails, con­tact Lauren Haslam, di­rec­tor of law and gov­er­nance at County Hall on 0116 305 6240.

The clos­ing date for ap­pli­ca­tions is July 24.

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