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Join Our Standards Committee

Powys County Council is looking for a new recruit to help 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 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.

Anyone interested in the role can find more details here or should contact the Clerk to the Standards Committee on 01597 826206  or email


The deadline for applications is 28 February, 2020.

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