Name of Local Council: Lytchett Matravers Parish Council
Description of Office: Council member




Relevant knowledge, Education, Professional Qualifications & Training § Knowledge and understanding of local affairs and the local community. § Relevant vocation, experience or professional qualifications.
Experience, Skills, Knowledge and Ability § Interest in local matters.

§ Ability and willingness to represent the Council and their community.

§ Good interpersonal skills.

§ Ability to communicate succinctly and clearly both orally and in writing.

§ Ability and willingness to work closely with other members and to maintain good working relationships.

§ Good reading and analytical skills.

§ 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 relevant training.

§ Ability to work under pressure.

§ 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 or local authorities.

§ Good standard of computer literacy.

§ Good standard of numeracy.

Circumstances § Ability and willingness to attend meetings of the council (or the meetings of other local authorities and local bodies) in the evening and events in the evening and at weekends.

§ Enthusiasm for the benefit of the local community.

Based on a template provided by NALC (Legal Briefing L15-08)

Approved and accepted by Lytchett Matravers Parish Council on 15th June 2015

Person Specification – Council members