Are you interested in local democracy?
Are you interested in the community?
Do you think local councillors do a good job?
The Isle of Wight
Council needs independent members of the public to:
Be members of the
Independent Remuneration Panel which advises the Council on the remuneration and
allowances to be paid to the Isle of Wight Council members
Independent Remuneration Panel
Periodically we have to review our scheme of allowances and payments
to elected and other members, and to do this we seek the views of an
Independent Remuneration Panel. The Panel, although supported by the officers
of the Isle of Wight Council, is entirely independent of the elected members of
the Council. It considers evidence and views on the payments to elected members
and makes recommendations to the Council.
We are looking for people to join the Panel for up to four
years from May 2021.
There is a statutory requirement for full council to agree
the members allowances scheme on an annual basis. The work of the Panel can
fluctuate, as the panel may be required periodically to undertake a review of
the allowances paid to councillors.
Meetings of the panel involves about 16 hours of work in
total, spread over a 6 to 8 week period. In some years the amount of time may
be greater or less than that. An allowance of £301 along with reasonable expenses,
will be paid for years in which the panel is required to undertake a review.
The work is usually undertaken at meetings, including remotely but with some
consideration of reports and ideas electronically.
Successful candidates will be independent from the Council
and any political parties and will work with the rest of the panel members either
in meetings, electronically or by any such method as is appropriate.
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by a small panel
of elected members in late January 2021
For an informal discussion please
contact Chris Potter, Assistant Director for Corporate Services and Monitoring
Officer on (01983) 821000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in the
position please download an application and return by 4.30 pm on Friday, 22 January 2021
Isle of Wight