Independent Persons application now open

Six people required to fill these roles

Gavel and scales of justice

A recruitment drive is underway for up to six independent persons to support the promotion and maintenance of high standards of conduct by Councillors and Senior Chief Officers at Leicestershire County Council and the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Combined Fire Authority.

The County Council and the Combined Fire Authority are required to seek the views of independent advisers before making decisions on cases relating to potential breaches of their codes of conduct, or any proposal to dismiss a senior officer.

The County Council is on the hunt for up to six people to fill these important roles.

Anyone with the ability to take a fair and objective view on complex issues and an interest in local government and politics is encouraged to find out more.

Applicants should have:

  • Knowledge of local government and the political process
  • A strong commitment to high standards and ethics in public life and enthusiasm for understanding the frameworks in place
  • The ability to analyse complex situations and legal requirements, be objective and communicate effectively

The four-year, fixed-term role is not salaried but expenses will be reimbursed.

Applications are welcomed from people over the age of 18 from all backgrounds and geographical areas of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

People who have served as a councillor, worked for Leicestershire County Council or the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Combined Fire Authority during the last five years are not eligible to apply. This also includes anyone who is a relative or friend of a councillor or officer or has engaged in local political activity.

For further details please contact:

Lauren Haslam, Director of Law and Governance at County Hall: lauren.haslam@leics.gov.uk 

Rosemary Whitelaw, Head of Democratic Services: rosemary.whitelaw@leics.gov.uk 

Apply for the Independent Persons role

The closing date for applications is 17 July 2024.

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