Recruitment of Independent Person

Voluntary role (£500 per annum token remuneration to cover costs)

At the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea we are looking to recruit an 'Independent Person' to act in a consultative role to help the Council maintain its high ethical standards.

The person appointed will form a pool with the Independent Person already appointed by the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, from which they would be called upon to act by either Council. The role will require the successful applicant to be available for consultation if an allegation of a breach of the Members’ Code of Conduct is received, and to attend meetings.  Any such meetings will take place at Hammersmith Town Hall, King Street, London W6 9JU or at Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX.

Some of the fundamental skills and qualities required of the post include the following:

  • honesty and integrity
  • fair-mindedness and impartiality
  • mature and sound temperament
  • good communication skills
  • commitment and reliability

But we also wish to recruit someone with both an understanding of people, behaviour and what motivates them, which has been gained from their own life experiences, as well as the ability to exercise sound, incisive, objective and proportionate judgement, which distinguishes the important from the unimportant.

This post is legally restricted.  If you have been a member, co-opted member, Standards Committee member or officer of either Council in question within the last five years you will not be able to apply for this position.  This is not a contracted position, but is a long-term appointment.

For an information pack, please email Monitoring.Officer@rbkc.gov.uk.  For an informal discussion about this post please call LeVerne Parker on 020 7361 2180.  If you would like to apply for the post, please email your CV and covering letter to LeVerne Parker, Monitoring Officer at the email above, detailing your suitability for the role.

The closing date for applications is 11 January 2013 and interviews are likely to be held in the week commencing 28 January 2013.