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Vacancy Details

Independent Member - Audit Committee

Sevenoaks District Council
£800 per annum plus expenses
Council Offices, Argyle Road
Working Pattern:
Part Time
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
11/08/2024 at 23:59
Sevenoaks District Council

Can you contribute to public confidence in the Council?

We are looking for a new Independent Member to join our Audit Committee.

This Committee reviews the effectiveness of our governance and risk management arrangements.

As an Independent, non-voting Member on the Committee, you will serve an important purpose bringing independent scrutiny to the Committee’s work.

Applicants will need to show that they have the skills and experience in one or more of the following: local government, governance, audit, finance, risk management, internal control, with a connection to the Sevenoaks District, typically through living or working there. You will be expected to attend probably four committee meetings each year.

Prospective candidates should have a high level of integrity, the ability to work as part of a team, be objective, independent, and impartial, and have good analytical, communication and interpersonal skills.

To ensure independence, the posts are not open to anyone who is, or has within the last five years, been a Sevenoaks District Councillor or member of staff and their close relatives or friends.

An allowance of £800 per annum will be paid to the post holder plus expenses and the appointment will be for up to 4 years.

Do you want to know more about the role?

For further details on the role, please contact Adrian Rowbotham, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Officer Finance & Trading, on 01732 227153.

Do you want to ensure you have the best chance of being shortlisted?

Read the Job Description and Personal Specification attached to the role and ensure that your supporting statement explains how you meet the essential requirements as your application will be judged against these criteria.

Closing date: 11th August 2024 

Interviews: TBC


Equal Opportunities

Sevenoaks – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Sevenoaks District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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