Vacancy for lay member of the Joint Independent Audit Committee

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Thames Valley and the Chief Constable are looking for a citizen with a good understanding and experience of public sector legislation and guidance who are politically neutral, to sit as independent member of the Joint Independent Audit Committee.

Do you want to help scrutinise the way your policing finances operate? Could you offer a strong and independent voice on corporate governance affairs?

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Thames Valley and the Chief Constable are looking for a citizen with a good understanding and experience of public sector legislation and guidance who are politically neutral, to sit as an independent member of the Joint Independent Audit Committee.

The Committee will review and scrutinise the affairs of both organisations, looking at issues such as risk management, internal control, change programmes and corporate governance as well as overseeing audit arrangements and reviewing financial statements.

Four members have already been appointed and we are now looking to appoint a further one.  The appointment will be for a four-year period to July 2024.

Candidates are required to be over the age of 18, and live or work in the Thames Valley area and be able to attend meetings at Police Headquarters, Kidlington during the working day. The volunteers will be subject to a police vetting check. Serving police officers or police staff are not eligible for this role.

The successful applicant will receive training and a daily allowance including expenses for travelling to Police Headquarters. The current schedule is based on five meetings each year.

The closing date for applications is 5.00pm on Friday 24 July 2020.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 6 August.

To view the candidate pack, diversity form and to complete an application form, please follow the below links:

For more information, please contact Ian Thompson (CFO) on 07730 873072 or Paul Hammond (Chief Executive) on 07976 944371.

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