Appointment of Independent Persons

We're seeking to appoint two Independent Persons to provide assistance in promoting and maintaining high standards of conduct among elected members and town and parish councillors.

Derbyshire Dales District Council actively promotes and maintains high standards of conduct for 39 district councillors and more than 490 town and parish councillors across the district.

We need to appoint two Independent Persons to help us continue to achieve this.

The role of the Independent Person is interesting and varied and involves being consulted on actions to be taken following receipt of new allegations of misconduct and before the Council makes a decision following an investigation. Independent Persons would also have a role if the Council was to consider dismissing one of its three statutory officers.

The Independent Person will:
  • be a person in whose impartiality and integrity the public can have confidence
  • understand and comply with confidentiality requirements
  • be able to make reasoned judgements based on evidence
  • have a demonstrable interest in local issues
  • have an awareness of the importance of ethical behaviour
  • be a good communicator
For further details, including an information pack and eligibility criteria, please visit  this webpage, email or phone 01629 761133.

The post is not salaried but a small payment is made in respect of time spent on a complaint and travel costs are reimbursed.

The closing date for applications is 18 September 2022.

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