We want you to help us decide

Somerset County Council is looking for a person to join the Joint Independent Remuneration Panel that advises the County Council and West Somerset, Taunton Deane and Mendip Councils on the payment of allowances to their councillors.

To be eligible to join the Panel you must:

  • Be a Somerset resident
  • Be interested in public services
  • Have no personal or business relationships with the councillors of any of the councils listed above.

Panel members need to be able to attend early evening meetings at County Hall 3 to 4 times a year and read reports prior to each meeting. Training will be provided by officers of the councils.

Appointments will be made to the Panel by the Council following an informal interview process and are initially for a 3 year period, although there is the option for appointments to be renewed for a further 3 year period.

Members of the Panel receive a travel allowance for attending meetings and a small annual payment in recognition of the commitment required to the role.

For further details, please contact Lindsey Tawse on ltawse@somerset.gov.uk or 01823 356859.  To apply for the position you will need to send in a copy of your CV and a short supporting personal statement (not more than a side of A4) stating why you think you are qualified for the role.

The closing date for applications is Friday 28 November 2014.

Informal interviews will be held in the week beginning 15 December 2014.

Somerset County Council is committed to promoting equal opportunity and access for all people.