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Shropshire Council has a duty to promote and maintain high ethical standards in the conduct of members of the Council and of the parish/town councils in the area. This involves the adoption of a Code of Conduct with which such members are expected to comply. Shropshire Council is obliged to appoint “Independent Persons” under the Localism Act to support these arrangements.

A vacancy has occurred in one of our two Independent Person roles and Shropshire Council is seeking to appoint an individual whose role will from time to time involve being consulted by the Monitoring Officer or member against who a complaint is made prior to any decision being taken. They may also be asked to be part of panel to consider disciplinary action against senior officers and there is an opportunity to contribute to the setting of allowances paid to members through membership of the Independent Remuneration Panel.

Appointments are likely to be for a term of four years and previous experience in this area is not required. This is an unpaid position although travelling expenses may be claimed. There are restrictions on who may apply for this role which are set out in full within the application pack.

For an information pack and application form or for an informal discussion, please contact Tim Collard, Monitoring Officer, on 01743 252756 or e-mail. Application forms must be returned by 05 May 2023.

Tim Collard
Monitoring Officer
Shropshire Council

March 30th 2023

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