Co-opted Member for Overview and Scrutiny

Published April 22, 2016 at 17:09

Independent people wanted to scrutinise Rossendale Council

Rossendale Council is inviting local people to apply to become a co-opted member of the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

The Overview and Scrutiny Committee assists the Council in policy development, the monitoring of performance, as well as scrutinising the quality of services to local people.

Applicants should not be councillors, employees of the council, or close friends or relatives of either.

The term of office for co-opted members is two years and the committee meets approximately nine times per year in the evening at 6.30pm.

Anyone who is interested in applying for this vacancy can request an application form as follows:

  • In writing to: The Committee and Member Services Manager, Rossendale Borough Council, Futures Park, Bacup, OL13 0BB
  • By telephone: 01706 252422
  • By email:

The appointment will be made by the Council following consideration of all the applications received.

The successful applicant will be required to comply with the Council’s Code of Conduct and the Member/Officer Protocol, and complete a form giving details of financial and other interests.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 13th May 2016.

Anyone who would like to know more about this positions should telephone the Committee and Member Services Manager, Mrs Carolyn Sharples, on 01706 252422.

Application packs are available here.

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