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Independent Persons

Walsall Council
Walsall, West Midlands
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Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Committee services / Democratic services / Political
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Walsall Council is currently looking to appoint up to two Independent Persons its Audit Committee.  The role would particularly suit someone with a keen interest in the Council, an enthusiasm for maintaining high standards in public life and the ability to act objectively with impartiality and maintaining confidentiality at all times.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee’s purpose is to gain assurance on the adequacy of the risk management framework and internal control environment. It undertakes an independent review of governance, risk management and control frameworks, which includes the council’s arrangements for performance management and overseeing the financial reporting and annual governance processes.

The Committee holds up to five meetings a year and, as a non-voting member, you will be expected to attend regular training, read reports prior to meetings to be able to ask questions and challenge, enquire and probe issues in a positive way.

The term of office is for four years, subject to any extension that may be agreed on individual cases arising from the needs of the service, including the induction and training needs of newly appointed persons in the role.

The role attracts an annual allowance of £750.00.

To review the information pack please 'click here' and download an application form please 'click here'.

Alternatively, contact Fred Hancock, Senior Democratic Services Officer at or telephone 01922 650869.

The deadline for applications for both roles is Friday 19th July and interviews shall take place shortly thereafter.


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01922 650000
Civic Centre
Darwall Street
West Midlands

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