Independent Remuneration Panel

Peterborough City Council is looking for three people over the age of 21 to join its Independent Remuneration Panel, which makes recommendations to the Council on the type and level of allowances paid to Peterborough City Councillors.

You 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. Applicants will need to show a capacity for independent thinking and sound judgement with applications particularly welcome from people who have experience of any of the following areas:

  • Public sector evaluator or other personnel professional;
  • An academic/consultancy expert in a related field;
  • A private or voluntary sector or union representative (not a city council employee); and
  • A person of well-known public standing, such as from one of the local faith communities.

You will not be eligible for appointment if you are employed by Peterborough City Council or another local authority (except a parish council), or are serving as a councillor, or are actively involved in a political party.

The panel consists of up to four members and the usual term of office is 3-5 years. Panel members are expected to contribute their time freely, as a public service, although travelling expenses are paid.

The Chief Executive in conjunction with the political group leaders will make the final appointments. The newly formed panel expected to meet in September 2020.

If you are interested in applying, please write, enclosing your CV to:

Pippa Turvey
philippa.turvey@peterborough.gov.uk

Constitutional and Democratic Services Manager
Peterborough City Council
Town Hall, Bridge Street
Peterborough
PE1 1HQ

If you would like to know more about the work of the panel or the process of appointment, please telephone Pippa Turvey on 01733 452460.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 28 July 2020.