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Scrutiny Panel

The Scrutiny Panel drives continuous improvement at Catalyst by making sure residents’ views and priorities are at the heart of our work. 

What does the Scrutiny Panel do?

  • Monitors Catalyst’s performance
  • Carries out in-depth reviews of different services
  • Suggests improvements
  • Challenges the organisation when services are not working well

What skills do you need to join the Scrutiny Panel?

All panel members are recruited via a competency-based recruitment process. Although no previous experience is needed, we look for someone who:

  • has good reading, writing and numeracy skills as well as good verbal communication
  • has ability to be objective and can analyse, interpret and question information
  • can weigh up issues, make balanced judgements and decisions based on evidence
  • is able to understand graphs and data.

How much time does a panel member spend on scrutiny? 

A typical review takes three to six months to carry out. During this time members will need to attend regular meetings and do work at work.

Why should I join the Scrutiny Panel?

If you become a member of the Scrutiny Panel you’ll be able to:

  • find out more about how Catalyst is run
  • challenge Catalyst to improve the area you live in
  • receive professional training and experience
  • increase your skills and improve your CV.

How can I get involved?

Please call us on 0300 456 2099 or email

Additional information

Terms of reference

Scrutiny panel fact sheet

Code of conduct