Become a co-opted scrutiny member and help shape and improve council services

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Overview and scrutiny is an essential function that examines Tower Hamlets Council’s decision-making. It plays an important check and balance role to ensure that the decisions of the Executive Mayor, Cabinet and its partners are in the best interests of the residents and that the Council continues to a provide a high-quality service. The scrutiny process provides opportunity to examine the services provided by the Council and partner agencies; to ask questions on how decisions are made; and to consider whether service improvements can be put in place.

The Council is looking to appoint six members of the public as co-opted members of its Overview and Scrutiny Committee and sub committees as follows

  • Overview and Scrutiny Committee – 2 resident representatives
  • Health and Adults Scrutiny Sub Committee – 1 resident representative
  • Children and Education Scrutiny Sub Committee – 1 Muslim Community Representative.
  • Housing and Regeneration Scrutiny Sub Committee
    1. 1 tenant representative (must be a social housing tenant in LBTH).
    2. 1 leaseholder representative (must be a leaseholder in LBTH).

The Council is keen to hear from Tower Hamlets residents who wish to be involved in this critically important Council function. Co-opted members will need to attend evening meetings of the committees/sub committees in the Town Hall. Overview and Scrutiny Committee meets approximately 10 times per year and the sub committees around 5 times per year. Co-opted members can claim an attendance allowance for each meeting attended. Co-optees must not be actively involved in party politics and cannot be a councillor or employee of Tower Hamlets Council.

Each co-opted member role has a person specification that includes the essential and desirable qualities for candidates and this will be provided to interested candidates. Applicants will need to demonstrate knowledge/experience of the relevant policy areas.

View further details about the scrutiny process and the roles performed by the Committee and sub committees.

If you are interested in one of the roles above, please either

The deadline for completed applications is 5pm on Friday 27 May 2022 and interviews are planned to be held on week commencing 13 June 2022.

For an informal conversation about the roles, contact Joel West, Democratic Services Team Leader on 020 7364 4207.

Overview and scrutiny is an essential function that examines Tower Hamlets Council’s decision-making. It plays an important check and balance role to ensure that the decisions of the Executive Mayor, Cabinet and its partners are in the best interests of the residents and that the Council continues to a provide a high-quality service. The scrutiny process provides opportunity to examine the services provided by the Council and partner agencies; to ask questions on how decisions are made; and to consider whether service improvements can be put in place.

The Council is looking to appoint six members of the public as co-opted members of its Overview and Scrutiny Committee and sub committees as follows

  • Overview and Scrutiny Committee – 2 resident representatives
  • Health and Adults Scrutiny Sub Committee – 1 resident representative
  • Children and Education Scrutiny Sub Committee – 1 Muslim Community Representative.
  • Housing and Regeneration Scrutiny Sub Committee
    1. 1 tenant representative (must be a social housing tenant in LBTH).
    2. 1 leaseholder representative (must be a leaseholder in LBTH).

The Council is keen to hear from Tower Hamlets residents who wish to be involved in this critically important Council function. Co-opted members will need to attend evening meetings of the committees/sub committees in the Town Hall. Overview and Scrutiny Committee meets approximately 10 times per year and the sub committees around 5 times per year. Co-opted members can claim an attendance allowance for each meeting attended. Co-optees must not be actively involved in party politics and cannot be a councillor or employee of Tower Hamlets Council.

Each co-opted member role has a person specification that includes the essential and desirable qualities for candidates and this will be provided to interested candidates. Applicants will need to demonstrate knowledge/experience of the relevant policy areas.

View further details about the scrutiny process and the roles performed by the Committee and sub committees.

If you are interested in one of the roles above, please either

The deadline for completed applications is 5pm on Friday 27 May 2022 and interviews are planned to be held on week commencing 13 June 2022.

For an informal conversation about the roles, contact Joel West, Democratic Services Team Leader on 020 7364 4207.

  • Request an emailed application pack using the form below. The deadline for return of completed applications is 5pm on Friday 27 May 2022.

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