New representatives wanted for Somerset County Council

Somerset County Council is giving members of the public the opportunity to get involved in the way public services are run.

Two new members are required to work alongside councillor representatives on the Standards Committee and help make a real difference at the Council.

There are currently vacancies for two co-opted members to help with issues such as setting standards of conduct for councillors, promoting them to the Council and public, and compliance.

Julian Gale, the Council’s Monitoring Officer said: “We welcome applications from people from different kinds of backgrounds.

“Previous experience is not necessary, applicants need to live in Somerset and have had no recent direct involvement in the running of the Council.

“We are also looking for people who can bring their experiences of life into the Committee, who have the time to commit to this interesting role and above all be totally independent.”

The role is non-voting and expenses will be paid for attending meetings, together with a small annual allowance.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday April 7. Interview date is Wednesday April 16.

If you are interested in this post, please contact Andrea Hussey on 01823 359041; email ahussey@somerset.gov.uk, Community Governance, County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY for further details.