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Independent Member Audit Committee

Lichfield District Council
This is a voluntary postion, expenses and mileage will be paid
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

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Lichfield District Council is looking to recruit up to two Independent Members who will join the Council’s Audit Committee.

The Committee’s Terms of Reference can be found as an attachment. 

 The Role of the Independent Person 

 Up to two Independent Audit Committee Members are to be appointed in accordance with the recommendation made in CIPFA’s published guidance Audit Committee Practical Guidance for Local Authorities and Police 2018. 

The role:

  • To deal with specific internal audit reports and the main issues arising, and seek assurance that action has been taken where necessary, as requested.
  • To consider the internal control environment and the level of assurance that may be given as to its effectiveness, to include the review of the Annual Governance Statement and to approve if appropriate the Annual Governance Statement and recommended its adoption by the Council.
  • To review and approve the annual statement of accounts.  Specifically, to consider whether appropriate accounting policies have been followed and whether there are concerns arising from the financial statements or from the audit that need to be brought to the attention of the Council.
  • To consider and make recommendations regarding the Council’s treasury management activity.  To also review the Council’s annual treasury management strategy prior to its adoption at full Council.
  • To liaise with the Council’s Internal and External Auditors.

 The Audit Committee currently meets approximately 6 times per year and the Independent Member(s) will be expected to work with and support the committee.  These are voluntary positions; however appointed members will be able to claim mileage and out of pocket expenses.

To apply for this role , please submit the attached application form to demonstrating how you meet the essential and desirable, knowledge, skills and experience. There is a requirement for the applicant to fulfil restrictions and criteria. These are shown on the application form. If you are shortlisted, you will be required to attend an interview at the District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield. 

This is an opportunity to contribute to the governance of our Council, supporting our community. 

We very much hope that you will want to become part of our team as we move forward and modernise our services.

At Lichfield District Council we are committed to creating a positive environment and culture that promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. If you need any support with your application, please contact HR at so that we can discuss reasonable adjustments. 

For further information contact Andrew Wood, Audit Manager (Shared Service) (email:  Tel: 07480 704379).


Attached Documents

  • Specification
  • Audit Committee Terms of Reference
  • Application form


Attached documents
Application Form
Audit Committee Terms of Reference


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We serve a population of around 100,000 residents within Lichfield and the district. Lichfield itself is a small cathedral city located 20 miles just north of Birmingham.

We are one of the district’s largest employers and offer a range of fulfilling job opportunities. Our team is at the very heart of our council - everyone, whatever their role, contributes to delivering great services to our local community. We are committed to equality and diversity, and work to ensure that our workplaces and our services are accessible to all. To see our full range of services , visit  and search careers for more information on how we work together to make Lichfield a great place to live and work.

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01543 308000
Lichfield District Council
Frog Lane
WS13 6YU

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