Independent Remuneration Panel Member

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Job Type: Casual

Closing Date: 20th August 2019

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About the role

Are you fair minded?
Can you reach independent conclusions based on the facts?
Would you be willing to advise the Council on the level of financial allowances and expenses City Councillors should receive?

If your answer to these questions is “yes” and you are over 18 and live, work or study in the Leicester City Council area, then you may be able to help the Council by joining the Council's statutory independent panel to review councillors’ allowances.

The Panel will consist of a small group of independent people who examine the Council’s Members’ Allowances Scheme and who will make recommendations to the Council on the appropriate levels of payment for the future.

To undertake this work you will need-

To undertake this work you will need:-

  • The ability to understand and analyse a range of information and to use it to form balanced conclusions.
  • The ability to work as a team with the other Panel members to reach a consensus and recommend a robust scheme in accordance with Government regulations.
  • High standards of personal conduct that will maintain public confidence in the process. The Council works in accordance with the seven principles defined by the Committee on Standards in Public Life and you can find details on those standards at
  • A general understanding of local government.

The law requires that all Councils periodically appoint an Independent Panel to consider their Scheme of Members Allowances. It is expected that a time commitment of up to 3 full days will be required plus additional time to familiarise yourself with a range of background documentation and have an input into the production of the final report.  It is currently anticipated that meetings will be held in the day during October or November 2019. The role is not salaried but you will be able to claim for loss of earnings of up to a maximum of £175 per full day plus reasonable expenses. It is important that the Panel members are fully independent of the Council so some restrictions on membership apply which are detailed in the application form.

 

Further information

Closing date: 20th August 2019

Interviews: 12th September 2019

 

For further information or an informal chat, please contact email Matthew.Reeves@leicester.gov.uk or call 0116 454 6352.

 

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.

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