Unpaid Vacancy: Independent Remuneration Panel Member with Wirral Council


Wirral Council is seeking to appoint members of the public to the Independent Remuneration Panel (including the appointment of a Chair). The role of the Panel is to periodically review the allowances paid to Councillors and make recommendations to Council on the type and level of allowances paid. The Panel is crucial in providing the impartiality that enables public trust in the allowance system. The Panel must be fair, open and effective.

Wirral Council is looking for people who have:

  • knowledge or experience in how local authorities are run;
  • knowledge or experience in finance;
  • no political affiliations or association with any Councillors or employees of the Council;
  • excellent numerical skills;
  • the ability to commit to a term of office for up to 4 years.

For further information please see the role profile below. If you have any queries please contact: Steve Fox, Head of Democratic and Member Services on: 0151 691 8145 or via email: [email protected]



Chair: £500.00 per annum

Members of the Panel: all reasonable expenses in order to help you fulfil the required duties will be covered.

It is expected that there will be 4-5 meetings between January and March 2020 in the first instance.

The appointment will be confirmed on an annual basis up to a period of 4 years.

Closing Date: 

Sunday 24th November 2019

Interviews are likely to be held on Monday 2nd December 2019

How to Apply: 

Expressions of interest outlining why you wish to be considered for the role to be sent to: [email protected] or address to Steve Fox, Wirral Council, Governance and Assurance, Ground Floor, Wallasey Town Hall, Wirral, CH44 8ED


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