Do I get time off work?
This depends on your employer. Some employers are good at encouraging their employees to be councillors and allow time off within reason. You should always discuss this with your employer before standing as a councillor.
Will I get paid?
You will not get a salary but you will be entitled to receive certain allowances . The council also provides other kinds of support such as full training, business cards and access to IT equipment.
How much time will it take?
It depends on how much time, effort and commitment an individual is able to give to the role. The minimum is likely to be the equivalent of one day per week although some councillors spend considerably more time on their duties, especially if they have taken leading roles.