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Independent Governance and Audit Committee Member

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Independent Member to join Cardiff Council’s Governance and Audit Committee. Cardiff Council is committed to the highest standards of corporate governance and financial stewardship. The remit of the Council’s Governance and Audit Committee is to have high-level oversight of the council's framework for:

  • governance, 
  • finance, 
  • treasury management, 
  • risk management, 
  • internal control, 
  • performance assessments, and 
  • complaints procedures. 

To fulfil this remit, it probes and seeks assurance from a range of senior officers and oversees and accounts for the work of the Council’s internal and external auditors. The Committee is made up of twelve members, comprising eight Councillors, and four Independent Members who were appointed from outside the Council. This balance of elected and independent membership provides productive, robust, dynamic delivery of the responsibilities of the Committee, which is led by an Independent Chairperson.

The successful applicant should have sound professional and practical skills, be inquiring and independent-minded, and be able to assist the work of the Governance and Audit Committee through their accumulated personal knowledge and experience in areas relevant to its role.

The duties of the Independent Member will include attendance at five scheduled public meetings per year plus attendance at mandatory training and development events. The appointment is remunerated in accordance with the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales, which prescribes payments of £210 per day for activities over 4 hours and £105 per day for activities lasting up to 4 hours.  Payments can be claimed for meeting attendance, travelling, preparation time and attendance at training. 

The appointment will initially be for a 5 year term of office, with the possibility of reappointment for one further 5 year term. 

Due to the current COVID -19 circumstances the interview process for this role will be held on a virtual basis using an appropriate online platform.  If you have any concerns around your ability to participate in a virtual interview process or would like to discuss the role informally, please contact: 

Christopher Lee, Corporate Director of Resources by email

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