Opportunity to Become an Independent Co-opted Member of the Audit Committee

Published Monday, 29th August 2016

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Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is looking for an independent member to join its Audit Committee.

The Audit Committee provides independent assurance on the arrangements the Council has in place to successfully manage it business (which includes risk management, internal control, financial reporting and governance).

In doing this, the Committee plays an important role in supporting the delivery of services to the community.

The successful candidate would need to attend Audit Committee meetings which are normally four times a year, attend training events as required and to contribute to the annual performance assessment of the Audit Committee.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience of working with or being a member of an Audit Committee, a financial or audit type background and appropriate experience of financial management, integrity, objectivity, discretion and the ability to make decisions.

This is a voluntary position, with an independent Members Allowance of £1,084 per annum.

If you are interested in this position, please send a CV to Linda Everard, Head of Internal Audit at lindaeverard@southend.gov.uk. If you would like to discuss the role, she can be contacted on 07827 348375. 

Attached are a description of the role and the Terms of Reference for the Audit Committee.

Applications are required by Friday 23rd September 2016 and if successful, you will be invited for a short interview.