Skip to main content

The Town Hall is closed to visitors. Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest information and advice.

Independent Standards Member

  • Reference: XD007
  • Salary: £750.00 per annum
  • Contract type: Fixed Term
  • Posted on: 03 November 2020
  • Interview date:
  • Division: Legal, Democratic and Human Resources
  • Positions: 1
  • Grade: Not applicable
  • Working hours: Varied
  • Closing date: 8 December 2020
  • Location: The Boulevard, Crawley
  • Category: Democratic Services
Apply for this job

About the role

Do you have a keen interest in local Government and a commitment to high standards and ethics in public life? If so, you may be interested in becoming an Independent Member for Crawley Borough Council.  We are looking for a fair-minded assertive person, independent of any political party, to assist our Monitoring Officer in his / her work.  

Under the Localism Act 2011 (the Act), every Council is required to have in place a process under which allegations that an elected Member of that Council has failed to comply with the relevant council’s Code of Conduct can be investigated and decisions made on such allegations.  The Act requires a Council to appoint at least one Independent Person whose views must be sought by the Council before it makes a decision on an investigated allegation. The Independent Person may also be consulted by the Council on other Standards matters, including by the member who is subject to an allegation. 

To be eligible you must not have been a Councillor or Officer of the Council or another local public authority during the last five years.  In addition, you must not be related to, or be a close friend of, any Councillor or Officer of Crawley Borough Council. You will be expected to attend or view the meeting of the Full Council which takes place on a nine-week cycle.

The role is for a two year period and may be extended for a further two year subject to mutual agreement. An allowance of £750 is paid per annum.

Additional information

An allowance of £750 is paid per annum.

Working hours to be discussed and agreed with successful candidate.

Our way of working

Crawley Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

Our shared values and behaviours reflect the special nature of our council. We encourage all colleagues to put them into practice, whatever job they do. Take a look to see if we are the perfect match.

Safer recruitment

Crawley Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

How to apply

Click the Apply button to complete your application online. Please ensure that the reference details you supply are for your current or most recent employer and that any gaps in employment are covered on your application form. Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a fully completed application form.

For an informal conversation or further information regarding the role, please email Chris Pedlow, Monitoring Officer or call on 01293 438549.

Apply for this job