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Disclosure of relationships

 
Relatives of members or employees
 
A candidate who knows that he/she is related to any member or employee of the council must disclose the relationship in their application form. 
 
A candidate who fails to disclose a relationship will be disqualified for the appointment and if appointed shall be liable to dismissal without notice. 
 
Every member and employee of the council shall disclose to the chief executive any relationship which exists between him/herself and any person whom is a candidate for an appointment at council.
 
The purpose of this standing order shall be brought to the attention of candidates for appointment.
 
For the purpose of this standing order a candidate shall be deemed to be related to a member or employee of the council:
 
  • If he/she is the spouse of a member or employee of the council or is cohabiting on a similar basis
  • If the candidate, or his/her spouse or cohabitee, is the parent, grandparent, uncle, aunt, son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, brother, sister, niece or nephew of a member or employee of the council
  • A relationship by marriage shall be regarded as a relationship by blood
 
Note for candidates
Where a candidate for appointment knows that he/she is related to a member or officer it is the responsibility of the candidate to advise the relative of their application.