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Cambridgeshire County Council and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority are looking to appoint an Independent Person to help the Monitoring Officer of both organisations in assessing complaints of alleged misconduct by members of the Council and Fire Authority.

The Council and the Fire Authority 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 and or Fire Authority 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 15 October 2019 for the Council and 7 November 2019 for the Fire Authority for an initial period of two years, with the possibility that the period may be extended. Appropriate training will be given.

The Council and the Fire Authority currently pay a small allowance of £500 and £250 per year respectively and will reimburse necessary travel expenses.

If you are interested in being an Independent Person please contact Michelle Rowe, Democratic Services Manager for an information pack and application form.

Telephone: 01223 699180 Email: [email protected]

Completed application forms must be received by Friday 31 July 2019.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on Monday 2 September 2019. Shortlisted applicants will be advised of the time of interview in due course.

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