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Applications are invited from members of the public to sit on the Independent Remuneration Panel for Maidstone Borough Council. The panel consists of three Members, and there is currently one vacancy.


The successful applicant will take part in making a recommendation to the Authority on the amount of allowances that should be payable to elected members for various roles, responsibilities and arrangements. These will include making recommendations on child care allowances, pension arrangements, and travel and subsistence among other considerations.


In accordance with the requirements of the Local Authorities (Members’ Allowances) (England) Regulations 2001, the Council is required to have an Independent Remuneration Panel whose purpose is to make recommendations to the Council on its Members’ Allowance Scheme and that of Parish Councils. 


Applicants must be able to demonstrate political impartiality, a high degree of personal integrity, and be able to analyse information and reach conclusions for consideration by the Council as a whole.


You should live or work in the Borough but cannot be considered for the appointment if you:-

·              Have been an employee of the Council in the last five years or are a current employee;

·              Are a Member of the Council to which the Panel makes its recommendations;

·              Are a relative or close friend of an employee or Member of the Council;

·              Are disqualified from being or becoming a member of an authority.




Applicants must be available for the following key dates:


Wednesday 26 January 2022, 6.30pm – Interviews held at the Town Hall, Maidstone

Tuesday 8 February 2022, 9.30am – 4.00pm – Meeting of the Independent Remuneration Panel

Tuesday 22 February 2022, 9.30am – 4.00pm – Meeting of the Independent Remuneration Panel


There is no remuneration for this position but subsistence and travelling expenses would be paid.


For an informal discussion about this appointment, please contact Ryan O’Connell, Democratic and Electoral Services Manager on 01622 602503.


For an application form, please e-mail:


The closing date for applications is Friday 14 January 2022.