Independent Person to serve on the Council's Standards and General Purposes Committee

We are looking for an Independent Person to assist in promoting and maintaining high standards of conduct, and to consider complaints against elected councillors.  You will be expected to attend meetings of the Standards and General Purposes Committee, which take place four times per year at 7.15 pm.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate experience of reviewing information to reach evidence based conclusions, strong communication skills and strong personal ethics and high standards of probity.

Experience of mediation or dispute resolution would be helpful as would knowledge of public sector ethical governance issues.

Independent Persons are invited to attend meetings of Standards and General Purposes Committee and are paid £100 per meeting. They are also paid £100 per each consultation meeting with the Council's Monitoring Officer.

Please note that current and former (within the last 5 years) Councillors, co-opted members or employees of Merton Council or their close relatives are not eligible to be appointed to this position.

For further information please contact Democratic Services at or telephone 020 8545 3357. 

To apply, please submit your completed application form to Democratic Services either via post or email by the closing date. 

The closing date for applications has been extended to 5pm on Friday 18 October 2019.