The panel makes recommendations to the Council on the type and level of allowances paid to County Councillors. 

Applicants do not necessarily need experience of local government and the roles of elected councillors, but should have an interest in public affairs and be able to command respect and confidence.

The ideal candidate will be active in the local community and/or representative of one of the Council's stakeholder groups, for example social care, the voluntary sector, the local business community, or education.

The work involves carrying out reviews of the existing allowances scheme, taking into account changes to the roles and responsibilities of County Councillors. 

Anyone employed by Cambridgeshire County Council or another local authority (except a parish council), or serving as a councillor, or are actively involved in a political party are not eligible for appointment.

The Panel will meet to undertake a review of the Scheme, which will take place after May 2017 and is supported by officers of the Council. Training and advice will be given, and travel expenses are payable. Panel members will be reimbursed for time spent at a rate of £20.00 per hour up to a maximum of £150.00 in any one day. This includes time spend in meetings, preparation and meeting time. (Please note that this current rate of remuneration is under review).

If you are interested in joining the Panel and would like a briefing pack giving more details of what is involved, please contact Michelle Rowe on 01223 699180 or e-mail [email protected].

Closing Date: 31 January 2017

 

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