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Member Conduct Committee

The Member Conduct Committee exists to promote and maintain high standards of conduct by District, Town and Parish Council Members (Councillors). It oversees the operation of the code of conduct and protocols, and assists compliance through the provision of training. It also deals with complaints about the conduct of Councillors. pdf Read code of conduct (306 KB)

Independent Members Vacancy

Wychavon District Council (WDC) are looking to appoint up to two (2) Independent Members (IM) to serve on their Member Conduct Committee (MCC).

The MCC is responsible for promoting and maintaining high standards of conduct by District Councillors, Town Councillors and Parish Councillors in Wychavon. The MCC advises the Council on the content of its Members’ Code of Conduct and for deciding whether allegations of the Code of Conduct have occurred as justified and if so whether any sanctions should be imposed.

The MCC currently consists of 5 Wychavon District Councillors and 2 Parish Representatives.  The MCC can also have up to 2 Independent Members. The Committee meets 4 times a year as part of the normal Council year.  Outside this special hearings are arranged as required, depending on member availability.

Applicants should demonstrate that they can assess matters objectively and impartially and deal sensitively with other people. Key attributes are honesty, integrity and fairness.  Some knowledge of local government procedures and/or experience in working for a large organisation, ideally with experience of investigatory or disciplinary work is desirable but not essential. 

The appointment is not open to anyone who has been a member or officer of the Council in the last five years or who is related to or a close friend of any Council Officers or Members. Members of any Council (including parishes/ towns) can not apply. 

Applicants must not be aligned to any political group.

Deadline for receipt of applications is midnight on 9th July 2023. 

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview on 14th July 2023.

To apply, please fill in this online application form Independent Members Vacancy. If you have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


If you want to complain about the conduct of a District Town or Parish Councillor, please complete the following Member Code of Conduct Complaint Form and this will be sent to the Monitoring Officer.

Member Code of Conduct Complaint Form