Member Role Descriptions

A set of generic role descriptions have been developed by the WLGA and authorities for councillors. They are applicable in any authority and are made available as suggestions rather than prescription. The role descriptions set out the responsibilities and functions of the role of the elected member. The set covers the following roles:


  1. Elected Member
  2. Leader (and Deputy)
  3. Cabinet Member
  4. Chair of the Council
  5. Chair of Democratic Services Committee
  6. Member of Democratic Services Committee
  7. Chair of a Regulatory Committee
  8. Member of a Regulatory Committee
  9. Chair of Standards Committee
  10. Member of Standards Committee
  11. Chair of Governance and Audit Committee
  12. Member of Governance and Audit Committee
  13. Overview and Scrutiny Chair
  14. Overview and Scrutiny Member
  15. Leader of the Opposition
  16. Political Group Leader
  17. Member Champion Purpose and Role
  18. Member Champion Role Description 

For more information contact: Sarah Titcombe


The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) represents the interests of local government and promotes local democracy in Wales.

Tel : 02920 468680
Mail :
Business Hours : Mon - Thurs 8:30 - 5:00, Fri - 08:30 - 16:30