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Audit Committee Independent Person

Initially 1 Year Fixed Term

Would you like to play an important role by contributing towards maintaining high standards of governance at Wyre Forest District Council ?

We are now seeking an individual with the expertise and independent perspective to support our elected members. The Audit Committee provides independent assurance on the adequacy of the council’s risk and control environment. It also oversees the financial reporting process.

To join us, you will be a person who has experience working in a medium/large organisation at a senior level or other experience which would give similar benefits within the private, public or voluntary sectors. Relevant professional audit and/or governance skills and knowledge of local government would be useful.

Knowledge of corporate governance arrangements in either public or private sectors would also be beneficial along with the ability to constructively assist councillors in challenging information presented.

You will be a resident or work in Wyre Forest or the surrounding area and you should also be able to attend training sessions and evening meetings held in the council offices.

This appointment is unpaid but travel and subsistence are payable.

You cannot be an independent member if you are ;

  • Currently, or have been in the last 5 years, a councillor or an employee at the
  • council.
  • Closely associated with anyone who is now, or has been in the last 5 years, a
  • councillor or employee of the council.

The council continues to be committed to demonstrating value for money by delivering excellent services that reflect the needs of our communities.

To find out more about this opportunity and the council’s constitution you can view the council report from the 23 May 2018 (see agenda item 14) or you can contact Tracey Southall, Corporate Director: Resources on 01562 732100.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 3 July 2018 at Wyre Forest House, Finepoint Way, Kidderminster, DY11 7WF

Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 22 June 2018.

Further details on the attributes that we are looking for.

Applicants for the role should complete the application form to express their interest and explain how they meet the desirable requirements.

Completed application forms should be emailed back to

Wyre Forest District Council