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Become a Councillor

Why become a Councillor?

Do you want to help local people and be a key figure of the local community?

Do you want to be a representative of your local community and be the voice of the people?

Do you have professional, business or personal skills that could be beneficial for working in a team and that can help your local community?

 As a Councillor you would achieve this and you could make a difference. All you need to do is stand for election as a local Councillor and then maybe you could begin a job that is both very challenging, but also incredibly rewarding.

In order to achieve a successful Council it requires a well suited team of Councillors who offer a wide range of skills, talents and interests who can best reflect the local community as a whole. Being a Councillor means you will be in a position where you can make a variety of decisions about local issues and help influence future development within the local area.

What is the role of a Councillor?

The role of a Councillor is very unique and dependant on the Councillor themselves, however they must try:

 All this requires a lot of hard work and dedication, however if successful, the job can be very fulfilling and satisfying.

As a representative of the local community they must have good communication with the local residents, but also with the other Council Members . To do this they must attend council meetings, as well as Local Community Group Meetings, whilst keeping in contact with the local residents. Councillors are also chosen to represent both local and national interests, associations and committees.


Who can become a Councillor?

 Almost everyone can become a Councillor as long as they:

How much time will I need?

Councillors have to be able to manage their time to be successful. Many Councillors have to manage a full time career along with their job as a Councillor. Many of the meetings set by the Council are in the evenings, however some are held during the working day. This means that the employer must have a good understanding of your role as a Councillor and your responsibilities that go along with it.

Your work as a Councillor will vary from anywhere between 3 hours a week to several hours a day. This will also depend on your role within the Council as those with an executive or a chairing role will have a greater work load.

 For more information on being a Councillor follow the link to the Good Councillor Guide