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County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Authority are looking to appoint two independent persons

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We are looking to appoint two Independent Persons to assist the Durham and Darlington Fire Authority in maintaining high standards of conduct.  The Independent Persons will assist with the handling of complaints against councillors, and will be required to attend at least 3 meetings per year of the Fire Authority.

The Authority is responsible for handling complaints against its Members and is required to take into account the views of at least one Independent Person before making a decision on a complaint it has decided to investigate.  Fire Authority Members who are subject to complaints are also entitled to consult the Independent Person for their views.

We are looking to appoint two Independent Persons with a tenure until 30 April 2023.

Ideally you should:-

  • have a keen interest in standards in public life
  • wish to serve the local  community and uphold democracy
  • be able to demonstrate high standards of personal integrity
  • be objective, independent and impartial
  • Have direct experience of implementing and upholding standards and/or dealing with complaints and customer care issues.

Interviews are planned to be held on 26 April 2019.

These positions are voluntary and unpaid.  Travelling and subsistence allowances will be paid in respect of attendance at meetings and training will be provided.

Application forms are available from Ian Croft, Legal and Democratic Services, County Hall, Durham, telephone 03000 269702 or email ian.croft@durham.gov.uk   Further information on the work of the Fire Authority can be found at the following link https://www.ddfire.gov.uk/combined-fire-authority

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 22 March 2019.

For details view the Application pack pdf.pdf

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