Joint Standards Committee

23September 2021

Report of the Monitoring Officer

Update on recruitment of Independent Persons



This report provides the Joint Standards Committee with an update on the recruitment process for Independent Persons for the Committee.




The Committee will recall that an update on recruitment for Independent Persons was brought to the last Meeting.  At that time, the recruitment campaign was live and ongoing.  The closing date passed and whilst there was some interest in the positions, no applications were received. 


The Council are aware that no fee was offered as part of the role, therefore, the view of the Independent Remuneration Panel is going to be sought as to whether a fee should be offered to any incoming Independent Persons.  The positions will be advertised again once the Independent Remuneration Panel have responded to this request.




Not applicable to this report.

Human Resources (HR)

Not applicable to this report.


The Equality Act 2010 places specific duties on Local Authorities, and Members, including Members of the Joint Standards Committee and Independent Members who play a vital role in ensuring that equality issues are integral to the aims and performance of a Local Authority. 




As detailed within the report.


Crime and Disorder, Information Technology and Property


Not applicable to this report.


Members are recommended to:

1.   Note the contents of the report.



Rachel Antonelli

Head of Democratic Governance & Deputy Monitoring Officer

 Chief Officer Responsible for the report: Janie Berry

Director of Governance &

Monitoring Officer

Tel:  01904 555385

Tel:  01904 551043



Report Approved


14 September 2021





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