28 Jun 2017
28 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Local Resident needed for Chairperson of the Joint Independent Audit Committee

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire and the Chief Constable have an established Joint Independent Audit Committee, in accordance with the statutory Financial Management Code of Practice for the Police Service.

The Audit Committee’s main roles are:

  • To evaluate overall corporate governance arrangements put in place by the Commissioner and the Chief Constable and to make recommendations for improvement.
  • To consider internal and external audit reports.
  • To review the draft statements of accounts and annual governance statements prior to publication, considering whether appropriate accounting policies have been followed and making any recommendations as appropriate.

The Audit Committee is comprised of five members; one Chairperson and four Independent Members, who are all independent of the Commissioner and Lincolnshire Police. We are now seeking applications for the role of Chairperson, from individuals who are objective, show independent thinking and who have the ability to initiate constructive and independent challenge.

Applicants must be a member of a Chartered Accountancy Body, have awareness of current accounting issues, as well as an understanding of the principles of change and risk management.  Experience in a role involving scrutiny and review of governance and/or finance is also essential. 

Appointments will be for an initial period of four years commencing September 2017.  It is anticipated that the Committee will meet four times per year plus one workshop on the statement of accounts, for which a basic annual allowance (£1,000) and reasonable expenses will be payable for attendance.  The Chairperson will receive a special responsibility allowance (£3,000) in addition to the basic allowance.

If you are interested in applying for the position of Chairperson, you can do so by clicking the apply link and going to our website or if you have any questions you can contact the resourcing team on 01522 558235 or by email

If you would like an informal discussion with the current Chairman please contact the HR Resourcing Team in the first instance.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 28th July 2017

Provisional date for interviews for the Chairperson is 15 August 2017.

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