A vacancy for an independent member of a panel that makes recommendations about councillors’ allowances and expenses has arisen at Epping Forest District Council.
The vacancy is for 1 person to sit on both the District and Town/Parish Council Remuneration Panels. Each panel consists of 3 members, whose role is to undertake research and make recommendation to the Council about allowances and expenses.
Interested in Council activities
If you live or work in the Epping Forest District and have a real interest in the Council’s activities, this role may be of interest. It is an opportunity for a conscientious person to influence the way elected members are reimbursed for their public service. Knowledge or experience of finance or local government would be helpful but political impartiality is essential.
Applicants must demonstrate their independence and meet certain criteria before they can be considered for appointment. Further details are set out in the candidate information pack.
Serving District and Town/Parish councillors and co-opted members of any committee which could be the subject of recommendations made by the panel are not able to apply.
Appointment will be made following interviews and the successful candidate will receive appropriate training. Although the position is a volunteer role, an annual allowance of £250 is paid.
How to apply
To receive an information pack and application form, and to answer general questions about the vacancy and the work of the panels, please contact Stephen Tautz, Democratic Services Manager
Call 01992 564180
Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 14 September 2018. They should be sent by post to Democratic Services Manager, Epping Forest District Council, High Street, Epping, Essex CM16 4BZ or to the email address given above.