Volunteer for the Committees

​Date: 07/03/2017

Ref: PR8495

People with an interest in supporting the work of Wakefield Council are being invited to apply to become co-opted members of its overview and scrutiny committees.

The Council appoints volunteers to question how services are provided by the Council and its partners, and make recommendations for improvement or change.

The areas that co-opted members are involved in include health, social care, education, children's services, environment, community safety, economic development, plus council resources and performance. 

Cllr David Dagger, Cabinet Member for Corporate Services at Wakefield Council, said: "Co-opted members play a very important role in supporting the work of the Council.

"They work alongside councillors and other co-opted members to influence how the council and other public organisations deliver services and they make recommendations for improvements that will help local people."

To be a co-opted member, applicants need to be aged 18 years or over and live or work in the Wakefield district (but they must not be currently employed by Wakefield Council). They need to able to attend about seven day-time meetings a year.

The closing date for applications is Friday 24 March.

For further information and an application form visit: www.wakefield.gov.uk/scrutinymember or call 01924 305957 or email scrutinycontact@wakefield.gov.uk

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