Advertisement for Applicants for Two Parish Councillor Vacancies

Middleton St. George Parish Council

(Casual vacancies to be filled in pursuance of the Representation of the Peoples Act 1983 s36. (LGA 1972 s89.)

25th February 2020

Dear Residents,

The Parish Council gives notice of the vacancies for two Parish Councillors.

Should you wish to offer your services as a Parish Councillor, please submit your application either in writing or by e-mail to the Parish Clerk, Alan Macnab, 5, Whitebridge Drive, Darlington DL1 3TY. Email by FRIDAY 27TH MARCH, 2020.

Please could you provide the following:

a) A supporting statement outlining your motivation, skills and experience you can offer the Parish Council, and what time you have available to that role

b) A signed statement declaring that you fulfil the legal requirements (qualifications under the Local Government Act 1972)

c) Your contact details

Some of the skills and qualities that would be useful to the role include problem-solving and analytical skills, assessing objectively, having ideas, commitment, “keeping going” skills, and teamwork skills. Also useful would be the ability to understand budgets and financial paperwork.

The Parish Council has two meetings per month. One of the Key Objectives of the Parish Council is to promote and represent the best interests of the village for the betterment of the local community. The main responsibilities of the role of Parish Councillor is to participate in the collective decision making processes of the Parish Council, to effectively represent the interests of the Parish, and actively and constructively contribute to the good governance of the Council in order to better serve the Parish.

In addition to preparing for, and attending meetings, Parish Councillors also have the opportunity to work on specific issues that are of concern to the community.

The Parish Council will consider applications at the Parish Council meeting scheduled for the 6th April 2020, where a decision will be made

We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Cllr Catherine Gilsenan