We are looking for people to take on the role of ‘Independent Person’ to advise Boston Borough Council and its members in relation to allegations of misconduct.

Members of the Borough Council work to an agreed Code of Conduct and occasionally become the subject of complaints that they have not met the standards envisaged by that Code.  The advice of the Independent Person will be required by the Council before it reaches a decision on any allegation and may be sought by the Council at any other time.  Individual members may also seek advice if an allegation is made against them.

In addition an Independent Person may be required to sit on the Council’s Statutory Officers Employment Advisory Panel.

Applicants can be considered for the role with more than one council, but cannot be a current councillor or co-opted member or officer of the council; a relative or close friend of a current councillor or co-opted member or officer of the council; or have been a councillor, co-opted member or officer of the council at any time in the five years preceding their appointment.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate a commitment to maintaining high standards in public life and should show an interest in local government.  This is a voluntary role, but successful applicants will be able to claim travel and subsistence expenses.

For an application pack please contact:-

Lorraine Bush,
Democratic Services Manager,
Boston Borough Council,
Municipal Buildings,
Lincs.  PE21 8QR
Tel: 01205 314224
E-mail: lorraine.bush@boston.gov.uk 

CLOSING DATE:  Friday 7 June 2019