Oversight Board member opportunity

The successful applicant will also Chair the Commission's Audit & Risk Assurance Committee.

Published: 9 Jun 2021

By: Rob Mallows

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The Commission is seeking a trained accountant with expertise across the areas of finance, audit, and risk management to join its Oversight Board. The successful candidate will also chair the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee. This role is as a non-executive board member and is part-time.

The Oversight Board plays an important role in ensuring that the Commission is managed and governed appropriately, operates within its financial and operational limits and is effectively governed. Members of the Oversight Board play an important role in supporting and challenging the executive team in improving the Commission’s strategic and operational delivery. It is responsible for:

  • Assuring the effectiveness of the Commission’s financial management and administrative functions
  • Holding the Chief Executive to account in managing the organisation
  • Ensuring that the Senior Management Team is held to account and systems are in place to enable them to discharge their responsibilities effectively, while monitoring and challenging performance.

The Oversight Board plays no role in the development of Commission policy.

The Audit and Risk Assurance Committee is a delegated committee of the Oversight Board, and is led by a Non-Executive Chair (the appointee). Its role is to support the Board to monitor and manage the Commission’s risks and ensure that the right framework of governance, risk management and control is in place to manage them.
This is an important role in ensuring the effectiveness of the Commission’s corporate governance arrangements, including ensuring that accountability and assurance issues, are properly considered.

More information on the role is available on the Cabinet Office Public Appointments webpage. Applications close on 2 July 2021.

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