Appointment of Independent Persons

Every council must have in place a process under which allegations that a member or co-opted member of that council has failed to comply with the relevant council’s code of conduct can be investigated and decisions made on such allegations. The Localism Act 2011 requires a council to appoint at least one Independent Person whose views must be sought by the council before it takes a decision on an allegation that it has decided shall be investigated and whose views can be sought by the council at any other stage, or by a councillor against whom an allegation has been made.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please see further details on the attached advert or contact the Council’s Monitoring Officer, Karen Limmer by email monitoring.officer@surreyheath.gov.uk

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