Non-executive Board Member (chair of Audit and Risk Assurance Committee)

Birmingham, West Midlands
£300 per day for 15 - 20 days per year including reading and preparation.
04 Oct 2017
20 Oct 2017

Vacancy Description

You will provide external perspective and challenge to the Commission’s work, strengthen governance by supporting the Chair in securing good governance and supporting the Chief Executive in the effective and efficient management and leadership of the Commission and its staff.

The Board is responsible for determining and overseeing the overall strategic direction of the Commission. Non-Executive Board Members have corporate responsibility to ensure the CCRC complies with any statutory or administrative requirements for the use of public funds and ensure high standards of corporate governance are observed at all times.

As Chair of the Audit Committee you are expected to:

• Uphold the highest ethical standards of integrity and honesty, and demonstrate that you have an understanding of, and are committed to, the value and importance of the Seven Principles of Public Life;
• Use personal and professional skills, experience and judgement with integrity and independence to scrutinise the short and long term performance of the Commission;
• Play a full part in enabling the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee to arrive at balanced and objective decisions.

Person Specification

We are looking for an individual who is able to demonstrate experience of working at Board level with Audit Committees (as a member or an attendee) in either the justice sector, a large delivery organisation in the public sector or the private sector. The successful candidate must have a proven track record of enabling change in a customer facing business and a sound knowledge and experience of good governance at senior levels in a large private or public sector organisation and/or an understanding of working with government along with undisputed personal integrity.

The successful candidate will possess an understanding of the Commission and Arm’s Length Bodies (knowledge of the justice sector would also be beneficial but is not essential), and will be a robust, resilient strategic thinker able to innovate and motivate promoting new thinking achieving change and continuous improvement in the delivery of services.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate authority, commitment and consistency whilst acting as an effective team member motivating and empowering others and inspiring trust and confidence.

Additional information

The successful candidate must hold a recognised CCAB qualification, or equivalent and cannot be employed as a civil servant of the state

How to Apply

Please apply via the Cabinet Office Centre for Public Appointments Website

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