The Local Authority Councillor Personal Profile

Tasks

Typical tasks undertaken by a Local Councillor are:-

  • To attend full Council and other formal Council Committee meetings as agreed, and contributing to effective decision-making
  • To assist in the formulation of Council strategies and policies
  • To participate in agreeing and setting a budget, including deciding on service priorities
  • To monitor performance against targets in all areas of the Council's activities
  • Where delegated by the Council to take appropriate decisions to improve performance, reporting such decisions in full
  • To promote and represent the Council in the local communities and elsewhere
  • To attend local community events on a regular basis
  • To conduct regular surgeries to enable members of the public to bring issues of importance or of personal concern to the direct attention of an elected Councillor
  • To take effective action on issues of importance or personal concern on behalf of those who attend surgeries or otherwise communicate with you
  • To regularly attend party branch meetings, if appropriate, and reporting in full on all activity undertaken
  • To ensure that at all times all duties are performed in compliance with equal opportunities
  • To ensure that at all times all duties are performed in compliance with the highest standards of probity