Independent Lay Member (Audit Committee)

annual allowance of £1,390.17
11 Feb 2021
12 Mar 2021
Local council
Contract Type

Cornwall Council is seeking to recruit a suitable person to act as an independent member of its Audit Committee.  The Audit Committee comprises 12 people, ten Council Members and two independent individuals.

An annual allowance of £1,390.17 is payable for this role.

Applications are invited from individuals with professional experience of a large organisation, preferably either as a senior manager or a member of another audit committee.  Ideally, you will have held strategic/financial management responsibilities.  You appreciate the importance of accountability in public life and have the ability to understand complex issues and make objective, evidence-based decisions.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential as is a strong understanding of corporate governance.

The role of the audit committee is to provide independent assurance to the Council regarding the adequacy and effectiveness of the Council’s governance, internal control and risk management arrangements and to oversee the statutory financial reporting process.  This assurance is primarily informed by the consideration of the work of the Council’s internal and external auditors.

The Audit Committee meets four times a year, and on an ‘exception’ basis as required.

This is a fixed term contract for 4 years.

Please view the Person Spec here

To apply, please download the application form here and return your completed form directly to Helen Snell 

The application form and the person spec can also be accessed from our page.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Holly Sykes Chief Internal Auditor on 07483 362494 or

If you have any queries regarding the recruitment process, please email or telephone 01872 323800 (answer phone only)

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