Overview and scrutiny committees are made up of councillors and members of the public, who work together to help improve public services. These committees review both the public services already in place, and future plans to change them. They make recommendations to the council and other organisations, bringing real improvements to the people who live and work in the district.
As a co-opted member you take part in regular meetings of the committee each year, with additional meetings when needed. You will also take part in site visits and other projects, depending on the work the committee is carrying out. You may also have the opportunity to contribute to smaller working groups looking at specific issues in more detail.
To become a member, you’ll need to be aged 18 or over, live or work in Wakefield District (excluding Wakefield Council employees), and have a keen interest in achieving improvements in services for local people.
In return, this interesting and challenging role will give you a unique opportunity to influence how the council and its partners work together to provide their services.
This is an entirely voluntary role however we will meet expenses such as travelling and subsistence costs.
Co-opted Members serve a two-year term of office. Our next full recruitment process will take place in February 2019, for members starting in May 2019. We will post more details nearer the time.