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Notice – Volunteers needed to help set councillors’ allowances

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils are looking for volunteers to join a joint panel to help set councillors’ allowances.

The Independent Remuneration Panel for councillors’ allowances consists of up to five members of the public who help determine how much money councillors from both councils receive for their time, while also giving value for money.

Previous panellists have included members of the police, business community, also a theatre manager, pilot and vet.

Successful candidates need to attend two or three meetings before the end of 2019 and would expect to be part of the panel until September 2023, although after the initial review of allowances in 2019, there is very little extra work. The role is voluntary however travelling expenses can be paid.

The closing date for applications is 29 November 2019.

Download an application pack here<http://www.southoxon.gov.uk/news/2019/2019-11/volunteers-needed-help-set-councillors-allowances>

For more information, email paul.bateman@southandvale.gov.uk or call 01235 422523.