Monitors required to oversee councillor standards at Richmondshire District Council

Richmondshire District Council's offices at Mercury House.

Richmondshire District Council is looking for two people to help promote high standards of conduct amongst councillors.

The authority’s monitoring officer and audit, governance and standards committee are responsible for promoting and maintaining high standards of conduct by the elected district and parish councillors.

The Localism Act 2011 requires it to appoint at least one independent person to provide impartial oversight and advice in the handling of allegations under the council’s code of conduct. Richmondshire is looking to appoint two.

Applications for the posts are welcome from all members of the public especially those with experience in the legal, commercial, public or voluntary sectors.

Training will be provided along with a yearly allowance of £300 plus reasonable mileage and subsistence allowances.

Applicants must not currently be, or have been within the past five years, elected members, co-opted members or officers of the district council, or of town or parish councils within the district council’s area, or a relative or close friend of these people.

For an informal discussion or for further information contact Paul Clark, deputy monitoring officer on 01748 901015.

An information pack including application forms can be downloaded from

Applications can also be made by:

  • E-mail:
  • Post: Democratic Services, Mercury House, Station Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4JX

Applications must be submitted by 18 March 2019 with interviews on week commencing 1 April 2019.