Job details

Location - Portsmouth Hampshire

Job type/hours - Voluntary - hours as and when required 

There is no closing date we will interview as we receive suitable applications


Do you have a keen interest in standards in public life and a wish to serve the local community and uphold local democracy?

Then this voluntary role could be for you.

We are looking for volunteers to fulfil the role of an Independent Person.  The Independent Persons are an integral part of the conduct complaints procedure regarding elected members and are an essential part of the Council's responsibility to promote high ethical standards.

Ideally you will have a working knowledge/experience of local government or other public service and/or of large complex organisations and awareness of and sensitivity to the political process and knowledge and understanding of judicial/quasi-judicial or complaints processes.  However this is not essential as full training will be given. 


An independent person cannot be either a former officer or have held elected office within the past 5 years in Portsmouth City Council.

How to apply

For full details please see the role description at the bottom of the page and apply using the attached application form.

Please return this form (preferably by email) to: or or  

Via post to: Legal Services (Independent application), Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL