Join Our Standards Committee
4 February, 2019
The search is on to find a new recruit 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, Helen Rhydderch-Roberts, whose term of office is coming to an end, said; "The Standards Committee is an important part of the local democratic process. It is composed of elected Councillors and lay members who 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 £99 for a half day or £198 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. 1 March, 2019.