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Bath & North East Somerset Council has a Standards Committee to oversee the delivery of high standards of behaviour by its councillors and to promote good practice in relation to ethics and probity.

The committee meet about four times a year and on an ad-hoc basis to consider any additional business.

The committee comprises 3 independent members, 5 Bath & North East Somerset councillors and 3 parish councillors.  The independent members are not elected and are appointed by the Council from the local community.

The committee advises on good practice and procedures, as well as dealing with complaints against councillors.  The role of the independent members is critical to the work of the Standards Committee in reflecting the views and expectations of local people about the standards of behaviour adopted by local councillors.

To be considered for this position, you must be experienced in matters of ethics and probity and have demonstrated the highest level of integrity in some other capacity.  You must live or work in the Bath & North East Somerset area and have knowledge of the locality and its communities.  Applications cannot be considered from anyone who:

  • is a local authority officer or member
  • has been a member or officer of the Council within the last five years
  • is a relative or a close friend of a member or officer of the Council
  • is currently actively engaged in politics

The work will be challenging and provides a real opportunity for you to make an active contribution to standards in public life.


If you feel you have the experience and personal qualities to undertake this role, an application form and information pack are available from The Monitoring Officer or by contacting Chris Salmon (01225) 394329.


Applications must be received by Friday 30th November 2018.


Interviews will be held week commencing 10th December 2018.