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Could you be an ‘Independent Person’?

Bainbridge, 3 April, 2018

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority is looking for an independent, fair-minded person able to help deal with any complaints made about its 25 Members.

The Authority is legally required to appoint two people to the role of ‘Independent Person’ – and one vacancy has arisen.

The successful candidate will be required to act in the absence or unavailability of the other appointed Independent Person.  They will be consulted on whether a complaint against a Member should be investigated, and will also be consulted before a decision is made on an investigated complaint.

The appointment will run for a period of four years from June 2018 with a possible renewal for a further period of two years.  Travel and subsistence will be paid, but there will be no salary or allowance.  

It is an essential requirement that candidates do not have any relatives or close friends working as Members or officers of the Authority.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 8th May 2018.

For further information and an application form please visit the Authority’s website , or contact Gill Cooper on 01969 652329, email;  or Clare Bevan on 01969 652322, email

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