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Council creates standalone monitoring officer roles as part of new operating model

Slough Borough Council has created a standalone monitoring officer role as it implements a new operating model.

The local authority said the move followed the recent conclusion of a consultation exercise on the model and staffing structure.

Slough said it “recognises the importance of good governance and this post reflects its commitment to continuous improvement of our governance environment.

“This is a critically important role in the council’s leadership team and at the heart of our decision-making environment.”

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It added that the post would have a highly focused remit and will not initially line manage staff. It will however hold responsibility for the council’s external Legal Services contract with HB Public Law.

The council said: “This post-holder will be able to give undivided attention to the responsibilities of the statutory post of Monitoring Officer, including championing good governance day-to-day and leading the continued transformation and improvement of the council’s governance framework.”

The appointment is part of the implementation of an action plan associated with an LGA Peer Review which took place before the pandemic.

To apply for the role (salary: £70,258 - £78,268 per annum fully inclusive), to Public Law Jobs: Closing: 5 pm, Thursday 13 May.

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