Are you interested in how Local Government works and what Councillors are paid?

We are seeking applications from people living or working within the following Local Government areas – Bromsgrove, Malvern Hills, Redditch, Worcester, or Wychavon to fill vacancies on the Independent Remuneration Panel.

The Panel recommends to each District Council in Worcestershire the level of allowances to be paid to Councillors and other non-elected people such as co-opted members. The aim of the Panel is to ensure that the setting of such allowances is open to robust, independent, and local scrutiny.

If successful you will join a Panel consisting of five members. The Panel currently meets up to 6 times a year for up to 2 hours at a time with occasional ad-hoc meetings for IRP related projects.

Although some knowledge of local government would be an advantage it is not essential as the Panel receives support and advice from council officers. Panel members should be able to approach issues with an open mind and undertake applicable research.

The term of office is four years from July 2021 which may be renewed.

Travel and subsistence expenses are reimbursed, including childcare if appropriate. An honorarium of £700 per year is also paid.


Interested? To find out more and request an application form, please contact Mel Harris on (01386) 565427 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or:

Mel Harris
Senior Member Support Officer
Wychavon District Council
Civic Centre
Queen Elizabeth Drive
WR10 1PT


Closing date for application forms is 5.00 pm on 10 June 2021

Interviews are to be held on 1 or 2 July 2021