Apply to be a Co-opted / Independent Member

During the coronavirus outbreak we are continuing to accept applications for these roles, and any applications received will be held until we are able to continue with the recruitment and selection process.

Do something worthwhile for your local community; apply to be a co-opted / independent member of a council committee.

We are looking for volunteers to serve as:

  • co-opted members on our overview and scrutiny committees
  • an independent member on our audit and governance committee

To fulfil these roles you’ll need be aged 18 or over and depending on the committee, be able to attend between five and nine meetings a year.  The term of office is for three years. In return, these interesting and challenging roles will give you a unique insight into local democracy and the opportunity to work with councillors. 

To be eligible for an overview and scrutiny committee you also need to live or work in the Wakefield District. Wakefield Council employees are not eligible to serve on either the Audit and Governance Committee or any of the overview and scrutiny committees.

Overview and scrutiny committees review local services and make recommendations for improvement to the council and partner organisations.

The Audit and Governance Committee provides independent oversight of the adequacy of the council’s risk management framework, the internal control environment and the integrity of financial reporting and annual governance processes.

Interested? Then download the information relevant to the role that interests you plus the application form and return your completed application to:

Information for applicants:

Overview and Scrutiny

Audit and Governance

Application Form

Contact us

Overview and Scrutiny Office

County Hall

01924 306736/5133