**For information only: Applications closed**.
The Scrutiny Management Committee is creating a completely new panel to hear freedom of information appeals.
The new panel will be made up of five people. At least two will be legally trained and the others will be members of the public.
Back in June, Deputy Yvonne Burford, President of the Scrutiny Management Committee, led a States debate on the process by which the media and the public can request information from States committees.
Rather than bringing in full Freedom of Information legislation, Deputies agreed with Scrutiny’s recommendation to strengthen the existing Access to Public Information system by adding the right of appeal if a request is denied.
As this is a new panel, it is difficult to be precise about the time commitment but Scrutiny estimates that there will be 12 meetings of approximately 3 hours each per year. Panel members are likely to be eligible to claim a fee of £80 per three hour session. Training will be provided.
How to apply
To apply, send a covering note and your CV by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to the Scrutiny Management Committee at Edward T. Wheadon House.
If you would like more information first, contact the Office of Scrutiny Management Committee on 222043 or email email@example.com.
Closed: 13 December 2021