The expectations placed on a councillor are considerable. It is a time consuming as well as responsible job but with significant rewards. If elected as a councillor, you will need to balance your time between working in your community and working in the council. Also, if you continue in other forms of employment, you will need to accommodate your work as a councillor alongside your ‘day job’.


Before you consider becoming a councillor, you may want to discuss it with your family and friends to ensure that they understand that you will need their support and understanding. While you will have meetings and obligations that require your presence at certain times, being a councillor can also be flexible and rarely will you work Monday-Friday 9 till 5.