Council seeks member to sit on Standards Committee
4 August 2021
The search is on to find another individual to help Powys County Council maintain the standards of members of the council and local town and community councils.
The county council has a Standards Committee with nine members - with four county councillors and five independent or 'lay' members - and is looking for an independent member to join the committee.
The committee has powers to conduct hearings into cases of misconduct and impose sanctions, it also has a sub-committee on which the independent members sit that deals with standards relating to the county's town and community councils.
The current Chair, Stephan Hays, said; The Standards Committee is an important part of the local democratic process and help maintain high standards. It is composed of a majority of lay members and elected Councillorswho help to enable Councillors to fulfil their roles whilst ensuring that they comply with the Code of Conduct. In Powys, the Committee has always taken a proactive stance and as such it provides guidance and advice to Councillors."
The successful candidate will receive a daily attendance fee of £105 for a half day or £210 for a full day as well as travelling expenses.
No formal educational or professional qualifications are needed but applicants should be interested in upholding and promoting high standards, understand local issues, have sound judgement and good communication skills.
The committee normally meets three or four times per year but can meet more often if needed.
The deadline for applications is 20 August 2021.