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Independent Remuneration Panel

Allowances for elected councillors have to be determined by councils following consideration of recommendations by Independent Remuneration Panels (hereafter referred to as “Panels”). These Panels operate within a framework set down in legislation. 

North Devon DC LogoNorth Devon Council is seeking to appoint one new Member to its Independent Remuneration Panel.

North Devon Council comprises 43 Councillors who are elected to determine the policies and priorities of the Council.  Councillors undertake a wide range of roles and receive a basic allowance, and sometimes a special responsibility allowance, in accordance with the Council’s Members’ Allowances Scheme.  Although primarily concerned with determining payment to Councillors, the scheme may also provide for allowances to be paid to a small number of non elected, co-opted Members.

In accordance with the legislative requirements, North Devon Council has established an Independent Remuneration Panel to advise the Council on its Scheme for Members' Allowances and the nature and level of allowances to be paid.

A vacancy has occurred on the Panel and applications are invited from interested persons to serve on the Panel.  Ideally the Panel comprises representatives of the public, private and third sectors.  

To be eligible you should:

  • Know the area well along with its broad community issues
  • Be impartial and committed to accountability, honesty, openness and equality
  • Have a good understanding of local government and the role of Members.

Meetings will be held as and when required but at least annually.

You will be paid expenses and full training will be provided.

Anybody interested in applying should ring (01271) 388253 for an application pack.

Application Form
Person Specifications
Panel Constitution and Arrangements

Closing Date for applications is 2nd January 2018.