The Council is looking to appoint an Independent Person to help the Monitoring Officer in assessing complaints of alleged misconduct by members of the Council and Town and Parish Councils within the District.

Each Council must have a code of conduct setting out the standards of behaviour expected of its members. If a complaint is made, the Independent Person is consulted for an independent and impartial view before a decision is made on what to do. We are looking for someone with the experience and knowledge that the public would recognise and respect as bringing an impartial and informed perspective.

To ensure your voice is independent there are restrictions on who can apply; you must not have been a member or an officer of the Council or any Town or Parish Council within the District within the last five years, or be a relative or a close friend of such a member or officer.

The appointment will come into effect on 1 July 2018 for an initial period of four years, with the possibility that the period may be extended. Appropriate training will be given. The Council currently pays a small allowance of £383 per year (under review) and will reimburse necessary travel expenses.

If you are interested in being an Independent Person please contact Phil Grafton, Monitoring Officer for an information pack and application form:-

Phil Grafton Monitoring Officer, Stratford-on-Avon District Council, Elizabeth House, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HX

Telephone: 01789 260400 Email:

Completed application forms must be received by Friday 1 December 2017. Interviews for short-listed candidates will take place on Monday 18 December 2017. Short-listed applicants will be advised of the time of interview in due course.

Last updated on 21/05/2018

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