About the Role
All members of the Council (“Councillors”) receive a basic allowance. The Council has an Independent Remuneration Panel which is made up of people independent from the Council. The Panel’s role is to consider the appropriate renumeration for Members and make recommendations to the Council. The Council may only pay allowances and expenses after considering a report from its Independent Remuneration Panel.
As a member of the IRP you will be requested to consider renumeration data from other councils, meet with Councillors and senior Council staff and make recommendations to achieve an appropriate scheme of allowances for the Council.
How much work is required, and how the Panel does that work, will be decided by the Panel and the time commitment of Panel members will vary throughout the three-year term. However, it is anticipated that the Panel will hold around 5 meetings a year.
Location of work:
IRP meetings will be held virtually or at the Town Hall, Reigate, depending on coronavirus restrictions.
Period of Office:
This appointment is for a three-year period i.e. 2020 to 2023.
About the Person
Ideally, you will be involved in the local community, but not politically active within it, and should have an interest in local government. The local community should recognise and respect you as bringing an independent, objective and informed perspective to the process. No particular professional background is specified, but the person should be able to demonstrate probity and high ethical standards.
Training for IRP Members will be provided.
For an informal discussion about the role please call Alex Berry, Deputy Democratic Services Manager, on 01737 276815.
Closing date: Sunday 6 December 2020 (11.59pm)
Interview date: Monday 14 December 2020, early evening, virtually
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