Independent members wanted for council’s Standards Committee


Residents are being invited to become members of Thanet council’s standards committee which oversees the standards and ethics of district, town and parish councillors and makes recommendations to the council on investigations into standards.

The Standards Committee is made up of 14 independent members and meets quarterly in the council’s offices in Cecil Street, Margate, usually during the afternoon or early evening.

Independent Members will dedicate around six hours per month to committee meetings and planning. A small annual allowance is payable together with travel and subsistence expenses.

Applicants must demonstrate high standards of personal integrity, with the ability to remain objective and impartial at all times. They will ideally have experience of dealing with complaints and customer care issues in the public or private sector.

To ensure political neutrality and independence, people cannot apply if, within the last five years, they have been a member or officer at Thanet District Council or of a Parish or Town Council; they have a relative or close friend who is a member or officer at Thanet District Council or they have a public profile in a political party.

View the full job description and submit an application on the website. To find out more email [email protected].

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 6 March 2022.


  1. There needs to be many chosen to keep TDC running as it should.
    Certain younger Cllrs and officers have had the power go to their heads. Those Cllrs are not considering or consulting their constituents but just following each other without question. The officers are making decisions that are ruining the area of Thanet. Customer Relations is extremely poor and leadership is even worse.
    The residents of Thanet have no confidence in much of what happens within those offices.

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