The Council has vacancies for independent persons on its Standards Committee. The role on the Standards Committee will require those appointed to be available for consultation if an allegation of breach of the Members Code of Conduct is received by the Council and to attend meetings, as required, of the relevant council Committee.

Some of the skills and qualities required of the role are:

  • integrity
  • objectivity and impartiality
  • an ability to absorb complex information and exercise sound judgement
  • interest in ethical standards.

Anyone who is or was at any time in the last 5 years a member, co-opted member, or an officer of Oldham Borough Council or the parish councils within the area, or who is a relative or close friend of a member, co-opted member, or officer of the Councils, is not eligible to apply.

An application form can be obtained from constitutional.services@oldham.gov.uk.

Closing date: 20 June 2022.