Joint Independent Audit Committee Recruitment
Joint Independent Audit Committee - Independent Member
Can you help us? Do you want to give something back to the community?
We want someone who will challenge the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and the Chief Constable.
We are looking for men and women who:
- have experience of scrutinising information;
- can constructively challenge the Commissioner and the Chief Constable; and
- can be objective in evaluating information
Details of the full advert can be found below along with the Information Pack which provides details on how to apply.
Closing date for applying for this position is 5pm Friday 26 October 2018.
An introduction by Keith Bellamy, Chairman of the Joint Independent Audit Committee
Corporate governance embraces all forms of internal control and is central to good oversight for any organisation and the Police and Crime Commissioner and Wiltshire Police are no exceptions. The Joint Independent Audit Committee is essential to the wellbeing of both organisations.
I get satisfaction knowing the committee performs important work and is valued by both organisations. As Chairman of the committee I am proud that it is maturing well and can hold its head up high in comparison with other committees, even though our work is not necessarily something the public will see.
I have been a member since May 2013 and Chairman since November 2016. And I hope you will seriously consider joining us.
The committee is truly independent but has benefited, and continues to benefit, from the regular attendance of both the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chief Constable. They play an important role in providing documented information and their personal insights into the current state of activity across their complimentary organisations. Neither of these individuals have an executive role on the Committee as this is the sole purpose of the independent member.
The committee uses Risk Management as its primary focus. This in turn drives the Internal Audit programme and as a result the committee receives reports from the internal and external auditors. The Chief Finance Officer also submits regular reports to the committee. Additionally, the Committee has access to a wide range of other reports, including those produced by the HMICFRS. Subject experts also provide periodic presentations to the committee in order to ensure members have as wide a view of corporate governance as possible. This wide information base allows the committee to offer an annual "Assurance" to the Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable based on objective evidence.
Independent members are able to bring their breadth and depth of experience into discussions and provide the essential constructive challenge that every organisation needs.
The ability to work with others, to know when to challenge or when to 'roll with the punches' all combine to make an effective independent member.
You do not need to be a specialist to be a member but someone who is committed to reading and assessing information and using your knowledge and maturity to raise questions and ask for additional information.
The Committee meets four times a year and independent members have an opportunity to attend training events, when appropriate.
Please find below the following documents:
Details of how to apply can be found in the Information Pack. Application for the role consists of a two page CV (maximum) together with a supporting statement of no more than two pages and a completed equal opportunities monitoring form. Applications are to be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Friday 26 October 2018.