Lay Advisor Governance and Audit Committee
Breckland Council has an established Governance and Audit Committee, whose purpose is to monitor governance, risk management and internal control arrangements, to provide independent assurance that these are effective and efficient. This is achieved through key regular items received by the Committee in relation to, but not limited to; internal and external audit, key finance items, governance reviews and strategic risk management reporting.
Within the terms of reference there is provision to include an independent non-voting member (lay advisor) to sit on the committee alongside elected Councillors. We are looking to appoint an independently minded person to give an external perspective to the committee. The period of appointment will be for an initial three years.
It is important that you have a broad understanding of the financial, risk control and corporate governance issues that the authority will face. Ideally, you should have experience of local government, but this is not essential. The committee will meet approximately 5 times per year, and there will be other calls on your time, such as training events and time to study the Councils governance arrangements. A committee attendance allowance and out of pocket expenses will be provided.
Further information, including a person specification and the terms of reference for the Governance and Audit Committee, is available by clicking the 'apply via website' button or the address below.
Letters of expressions of interest should set out what you could contribute to the role and should be submitted by 30 April 2017, with interviews being held on 22 May 2017.
These should be marked confidential and addressed to: Emma Hodds, Head of Internal Audit, C/O Democratic Services Team, Breckland Council, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1EE.
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