Independent Voice Wanted To Work With Fire Authority


Independent Voice Wanted To Work With Fire Authority

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority is a high performing organisation with an excellent reputation both locally and nationally and is seeking to appoint suitable individuals for the following positions working with Elected Members of the Authority.

Co-opted Member

In order to introduce independence into our Scrutiny arrangements, the Authority is seeking a co-opted Member to sit on the Performance and Scrutiny Committee. Whilst the role does not include voting rights, it is hoped that the successful person will take part in discussions at meetings in order to assist the Authority to continue to improve whilst addressing the most severe financial challenges it has ever faced.

The co-opted Member will contribute to maintaining the Authority’s excellent reputation, by:

• Providing an independent view to the Performance and Scrutiny Committee of Merseyside Fire & Rescue Authority (MFRA). • Attending all meetings of the Performance and Scrutiny Committee and provide effective contribution to the same. • Attending and provide an independent view to any task and finish group established by the Authority from time to time, as requested.

The Co-opted Member will receive an annual allowance of £297.00 and travel allowances as per the Members’ allowance scheme.

Independent Person

The Independent Person will assist in the investigation of any complaints allegations made against elected Members of this Authority. Providing an independent view as to any allegations/complaints brought under the Members Code of Conduct for Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority (MFRA) before any decision is made by the Audit Sub Committee or the Appeals Committee under local MFRA procedure.

The Independent Person will be paid at an hourly rate of £25 per hour for any work commissioned by the Monitoring Officer and any training required by the Monitoring Officer. Travel time will be paid at £12.50 per hour (pro rata).

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Closing date for applications 5th July 2013, following which interviews will be arranged.

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