Independent member to chair audit and standards committee


The North of Tyne Combined Authority (which comprises Newcastle City Council, North Tyneside Council and Northumberland County Council) (“the Authority”) was established on 2 November 2018.

The role of the Independent Member

An independent member will provide an independent and impartial presence on our Audit and Standards Committee.  It is an opportunity to make a contribution to the fairness and integrity of the Authority.  The Committee is made up of nine elected members and the independent member. The independent member will take on the role of Chair and, as such, will receive an annual allowance of £1,000, paid in monthly instalments. The independent member will serve a term of two years, which may be renewed.

The estimated time commitment required to undertake the role may vary.  On average it will involve attendance at four daytime Committee meetings per year plus associated preparatory work/reading, although it may be necessary to attend other meetings from time to time.

About this position

How to apply

Please submit a completed application form demonstrating how you meet each of the criteria in the Person Specification set out above and send by post or e-mail to John Softly, Interim Monitoring Officer, North of Tyne Combined Authority, Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH, by 12 noon on Friday 4 January 2019.

Please also include the contact details of two referees.

If you would like a discussion about the role of Independent Member then please contact John Softly, Interim Monitoring Officer, at the email address above.

Closing date: Friday 4 January 2019