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Co-optee Vacancies on the Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Job information
Organisation Herefordshire Council
Closing date 11.59 pm on 14 January 2022

Job details

Herefordshire Council is looking for a number of volunteers to join our group of co-optees supporting the Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee. If you have excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to listen to peoples’ viewpoints and make balanced decisions and recommendations, we would like to hear from you.

 

We are interested to recruit volunteers drawn from different walks of life and in whose impartiality and integrity the public can have confidence.

 

You will be objective, independent and impartial, possess the ability to make sound judgements, and understand and comply with confidentiality requirements.  In addition, you will have an awareness of the importance of ethical behaviours and be a good communicator.  Ideally you will be able to demonstrate your interest in local issues.

 

Specifically, we are currently looking to recruit the following co-optees:

 

x 1 vacancy - Teaching Sector Representative:

 

To provide the views and interests of the teaching sector relating to educational matters under discussion at the Children’s Scrutiny Committee.

 

x 1 vacancy - Representative of Families who are or have been supported by Social Workers:

 

To reflect the views and interests of families who are or have been supported by social workers relating to matters under discussion at the Children’s Scrutiny Committee.  Ideally this would be an adult family member who is an ‘Expert By Experience’.  Please note however that as a co-opted member of the Committee, individuals will need to attend meetings held in Public and will therefore be identifiable.

x 1 vacancy - Parent Governor Representative (elected from the primary school sector)

 

To act as an apolitical voice for parents in the area; providing a view of the main education issues which concern parents of pupils in primary schools maintained by the authority

 

x 1 vacancy - Parent Governor Representative (elected from the secondary school sector)

 

To act as an apolitical voice for parents in the area; providing a view of the main education issues which concern parents of pupils in secondary schools maintained by the authority

 

 

All appointed co-optees will be expected to abide by the Council’s rules on committee procedures and act with due propriety according to the standards laid down for conduct in local government.

 

The co-optee role will involve attendance at approximately six meetings of the committee per year, for which co-optees are entitled to claim travel, subsistence and dependent carers’ allowances on the same basis as members of the Council.

For more information contact

If you are interested in any of these roles and would like some additional information please contact in the first instance, Joanna Morley, Democratic Services Officer, at Joanna.morley@herefordshire.gov.uk.

 

Final expression of interests to be received by Friday, 14 January 2022.


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