Leeds City Council - Corporate Governance and Audit Committee
The Independent Member will be an individual with an open and demonstrably independent perspective who will make an active contribution to our corporate governance.
Working with elected members as the appointed Independent Member to the Corporate Governance and Audit Committee you will further enhance the robust and independent oversight and assurance to the Council regarding the adequacy and effectiveness of the governance, internal control and risk management arrangements in place and the statutory financial reporting process. Further information about the work of the committee can be found on the Council’s website.
As an independent member, you will bring additional knowledge and expertise; maintain continuity of membership; and reinforce political neutrality and independence for the committee throughout your term of office. You should have a financial, accountancy, risk-management or audit background with experience in corporate governance at a senior level. You will have a keen interest in the affairs of local government, including issues facing local government generally and the Council specifically. The Council has an inclusive culture and aims to attract people from diverse backgrounds to represent the communities we serve.
Details of the role description and person specification, and application form can be found on the Council’s by clicking on the "apply now" button;
The appointment will be for a term of four years and may be renewed once.
The closing date for applications is 27th November 2020. Following short listing, interviews will take place in the week commencing 11th January 2021. The successful candidate is likely to be appointed by full Council with effect from March 2021.