Independent Remuneration Panel

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Closed for applications on 30/07/2018 23:59
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Sunderland City Council
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30 Jul
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Sunderland City Council is to make appointments to a pool of persons from which it will draw individuals to serve as members of its Independent Remuneration Panel (the Panel).

The role of the Panel is to prepare recommendations on the Council’s members’ allowances scheme and the nature and level of allowances to be paid to councillors and co-optees. The Council must have regard to these recommendations when reviewing or amending its scheme.

The Panel may also be asked to review and make recommendations on the allowances scheme for the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Authority (the Fire Authority).

The Panel typically meets on 2 to 4 occasions each year, with meetings usually taking place during normal office hours. It is proposed that individuals be appointed to the pool for a term of up to 4 years, which may be renewed on expiry.

A small allowance is paid to Panel members when they have undertaken a review and made recommendations.

You are not eligible for appointment if you
• have been a member or officer of the Council or Fire Authority within the last 5 years.
• are a close friend or relative of any member, co-opted member or officer of the Council or Fire Authority.
• have close business or professional links with the Council or Fire Authority or other relationship which may give rise to a conflict of interest
• are politically active
• are disqualified from being a councillor.

Applications should be by letter, explaining why you would like to undertake the role and providing details of any relevant knowledge, experience and skills, having regard to the person specification.

Applications should be sent to Elaine Waugh, Head of Law and Governance, using the contact details shown below, to be received by no later than Monday 30th July 2018.Your application will be considered and you will only be notified if you have been shortlisted and invited for interview.

It is proposed that interviews will be held on 16th August 2018.
If you would like more information about the role, please contact Elaine Waugh or Karen Davison, Head of Financial Management.

Contact details
Elaine Waugh, Head of Law and Governance, Sunderland City Council, PO Box 100, Civic Centre, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR2 7DN – Telephone 0191 5617849 or e mail

Karen Davison, Head of Financial Management, Telephone 0191 5617849 or e-mail

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This job is closed for applications.