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Independent Persons Required

Notice ID: MFN0651593

Notice effective from
24th March 2022 to 23rd April 2022

Are you fair-minded, impartial and a good communicator?
Can you reach independent conclusions based on the facts? Can you bring a measure of experience and common sense to handling complex and sometimes contentious issues? If the answer to these questions is "yes" then you may be able to help South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils by acting as one of its 'Independent Persons'.

The councils are seeking to recruit Independent Persons to assist the Monitoring Officer with councillor standards work. We are looking for people with an interest in maintaining high standards in public life and an interest in local governance.
Each council has a duty to promote and maintain high standards of conduct of councillors and deal with complaints against councillors. The role of Independent Person involves being called on to assist with complaints and may amount to a few hours a month. You would be working closely with the councils' Monitoring Officer who will formally consult you with regards to how matters should be handled.
The Independent Person must be independent of the councils. Someone cannot be appointed to this role if they are a councillor, co-opted councillor or officer or a parish councillor within the council areas or been so within the last five years.
The successful applicant should be inquiring and independent-minded. Some experience of maintaining standards and ethics in the public or private sectors would be useful. However, it will be more important to be able to provide clear thinking, make objective judgements and be impartial. Travel and subsistence expenses will be payable as will role related training costs. The appointment will be for four years.

If you are interested then please contact Steven Corrigan, Democratic Services Manager at

, or on 07717 274704 for an application form.
Closing date: 22 April 2022. Interview date: Week commencing 2 May 2022.


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South Oxfordshire District Council

135 Eastern Avenue , Milton Park , Milton , Oxfordshire , OX14 4SB 01491 823 000


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