Independent Members are appointed for a period of between four and six years and may be appointed for a further consecutive term of up to four years. 



The Council currently has two vacancies for Independent Members of the Standards Committee.  This is a statutory Committee which plays a crucial role in maintaining high ethical standards at County Borough and Community Council levels.


The role of the Committee briefly is to advise, assist and guide Members in the adoption, monitoring, operation, enforcement and review of various local Codes of Conduct, in particular the Code of Conduct for Members and other ethical guidance.  Full details of the Terms of Reference of the Standards Committee can be found in Section 8 of the Council’s Constitution.


The Standards Committee meets between four and six times a year, although Independent Members may need to make themselves available for unscheduled meetings at a few days’ notice should the need arise.


The Standards Committee comprises five Independent Members, three County Councillors and one Community Council representative.  The roles of Chairman and Vice-Chairman are elected from amongst the Independent Members of the Standards Committee.


Application Pack

Application Deadline: Friday 26 May 2017 


For more information or an informal discussion, please contact Debbie Marles, Monitoring Officer:



It is intended that interviews will take place during the first two weeks of July 2017.


The successful candidate will be expected to take up their appointment from 01 September, 2017.