Independent Member of the Audit, Governance & Standards Committee

Redditch Borough Council, Town Hall, Redditch, B98 8AH
07 Sep 2020
18 Sep 2020
Job Ref
Job Type
Legal, Voluntary
Contract Type
Full time temporary
Working Pattern
See advert details

Independent Member of the Audit, Governance & Standards Committee
Redditch Borough Council
Post ref: TBC
Voluntary Position

Redditch Borough Council has an Audit, Governance and Standards Committee as an essential element of good governance. The Committee currently comprises 9 members, all of whom are Borough Councillors. We are now looking to appoint a non-voting co-opted Independent Member to the Committee. If you are interested in enhancing the role of the Committee and in promoting good governance and are looking to make a difference then we would like to hear from you. This is a new role and any appointment will be made on an initial 12-month trial basis.

Interested candidates should ideally have financial management experience gained in accountancy, audit or management of a large budget in a medium to large organisation at a senior level. Other relevant experience that gives similar benefits will also be considered. Some knowledge of local government, corporate governance arrangements in either the public or private sector and risk management would also be helpful.

In order to be eligible to apply for this position you must not be:
• a member of any local authority in the area (including Feckenham Parish Council);
• disqualified from being an elected Member of a local authority;
• a member of any committee or sub-committee of the Council, including being a co-opted Member;
• a member of a political party (to ensure independence of the post); or
• a relative or close friend of a Member or employee of the Council.

Under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989, this post has been specified as being politically restricted. Holders of such posts are disqualified from membership of a Local Authority, the House of Commons or the European Parliament and may not hold office in a political party, canvass at elections of speak or write publicly on matters of party political controversy. These restrictions are deemed to be incorporated in the terms and conditions of employment for this post.
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Thursday 17th September.
Interviews will be held on Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th September.

For further information please contact Jo Gresham, Democratic Services Officer, on 01572 64252 Ext: 3031 or e-mail 

To apply please select the apply button at the end of this advert. If you experience difficulties applying online then please contact HR Support on 01527 64252.

CV's will not be accepted.

If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application was not successful on this occasion.

Supporting documents
JD PS Independent Member.doc

Similar jobs

More searches like this

Similar jobs