Image of the Wylam RocketCouncillor Person Specification

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Personal Attributes
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of local affairs and the local community
  • Can bring a new skill, expertise or key local knowledge to the Council.
Experience, Skills, Knowledge and Ability
  • Ability to listen constructively
  • A good team player
  • Ability to pick up and run with a variety of projects. Solid interest in local matters
  • Ability and willingness to represent the Council and the community.
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to contribute opinions at meetings whilst willing to see others’ views and accept majority decisions.
  • Ability to communicate succinctly and clearly.
  • Ability and willingness to work closely with other members and to maintain good working relationships with all members and staff.
  • Ability and willingness to work with the Council’s partners (e.g. voluntary groups, other Parish Councils, Principal Authority, charities).
  • Ability and willingness to undertake induction training and other relevant training.
  • Experience of working or being a member in a local authority or other public body.
  • Experience of working with voluntary and/or local community/interest groups.
  • Basic knowledge of legal issues relating to town and parish Councils.
  • Experience of delivering presentations.
  • Ability and willingness to attend meetings of the Council (or meetings of other local authority bodies and local bodies) at any time and events in the evening and at weekends.