Council and Democracy

Are you interested in how local government works and how much councillors are paid?

Cheshire East Council is seeking to recruit three people with an interest in local government to become members of its Members Allowances Independent Remuneration Panel. The Panel is responsible for advising the authority on the on the way in which its elected members are reimbursed for their public service.

The term of office for successful candidates will be four years, with the Panel expected to meet two or three times a year.

We are particularly seeking applicants from people from the private and voluntary sectors, or from people with experience of the workings of local government.

A meeting allowance of £30 will be payable to each panel member, plus any travel expenses. An additional allowance will be paid to the Panel Chairman.

Applicants must not be politically active, or have any relationships with Councillors, the Council, or any of its employees.

The closing date for applications is 14 September 2015. Interviews are expected to be held during the week commencing 5 October 2015.

Designated Independent Person Report

Designated Independent Person Report published 20 December 2013


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