An independent person who can help to ensure proper standards of conduct are met is being sought by a North East organisation.

The North East Combined Authority is looking to appoint someone to the independent support role and is inviting applications by the end of this month (July 31).

Interested candidates will be expected to have high standards of personal conduct and will ideally have some knowledge of local government.

The appointment is for a two-year period with a possible extension of a further two years.

As part of their role the independent person would be consulted on member code of conduct issues and therefore close friends and relatives of members of the combined authority are not allowed to apply.

Anyone who would like to apply or request further information should contact Vivienne Geary, monitoring officer for neca, on 0191 643 5339 or email

Alternatively people can write to Vivienne Geary, Quadrant, The Silverlink North, Cobalt Business Park, North Tyneside, NE27 0BY.

Applications must be received no later than 31 July 2015.

Further information about the role and about the North East Combined Authority is available at