**For information only: Applications closed**.
As a result of the recent disciplinary action against Deputy Chris Le Tissier, the States Members’ Conduct Panel has been very much in the news lately.
If the case has sparked your interest in how Deputies are held to account, a vacancy has just come up on the States Members’ Conduct Panel.
A panel member’s term is for five years. However, the States recently agreed to disband the Panel and move to a Commissioner of Standards system (in combination with Jersey), so it is likely your term will be shorter than this. The Commissioner project is being led by the States Assembly and Constitution Committee and its President, Deputy Carl Meerveld, aims to complete the transfer in this States term. More about the Commissioner of Standards here.
The Panel has a Chair, Deputy Chair and eight ordinary members. For each case, the Chair or Deputy Chair usually sits alongside two other ordinary members. So you are likely to be involved in one in four cases that arise – say two a year.
If you are invited to sit on a case, the Secretary will contact you to establish whether you have any conflicts (you may know the complainant, for example) and to find out your availability.
A straightforward case will take up the equivalent of a day of time altogether (including meetings, emails and preparation), and a complex case, two days of time. Overall, you are likely to be needed for all, or part, of 3-5 weekdays a year.
To discuss the role further, contact the Secretary of the Panel, Adrian Nicolle, on 221747.
Closed: 4pm on 13 August 2021