Part 4 - Officer employment procedure rules
Below are the Officer employment procedure rules.
3.1 Each of the three largest political groups may (whilst they remain “qualifying groups” in accordance with the requirements of S.9 Local Government and Housing Act 1989 and regulations made thereunder) appoint one Officer to act as a political assistant. Such appointments will be made in accordance with the wishes of the political group making the appointment but will be on terms as to remuneration and period of office that comply with S.9 of the 1989 Act.
3.2 Appointments of political assistants may only be made in accordance with wishes of the relevant political group making the appointment and no arrangements will be made to allocate a political assistant to a non-qualifying group or to allocate more than one political assistant to any political group.