• Audit and Risk Assurance Committee - Independent Member
    £5,000 per annum plus expenses
    Salary on appointment is at the minimum of the range

About this job


Who are Audit Wales?

Audit Wales is the independent public sector audit body within Wales. We hold a unique position within the Welsh public sector, where our role is to:

  • Assure the people of Wales that public money is being managed well through our annual audit of public sector accounts.
  • Explain how public money is being used and how it meets people’s needs through our Value for Money studies.
  • Inspire and empower those with whom we work to continuously improve by sharing initiatives and best practice.

On behalf of the people of Wales, we examine public spending and identify ways to improve public services. Our work supports the effective scrutiny of public money by the Senedd and locally elected representatives, and we are entirely independent of government.

We’re an organisation that has reach across Wales’s entire public sector, auditing public spending of over £27 billion annually across more than 800 different organisations from the Welsh Government itself to the smallest community council.

 About the role

We are looking to recruit an Independent Member for our Audit & Risk Assurance Committee.

In conjunction with other members of the Committee the successful applicant will:

  1.  Attend, and play a full part in the conduct of Committee meetings,
  2. Contribute to the Committee’s annual formal report to the Board on its activities, and
  3. Attend any learning and development activities and participate in other activities as requested by the Board or the Accounting Officer.

This is a time limited appointment of up to three years which may be renewable, subject to satisfactory performance, for a second and final term. Performance of Committee members is appraised annually by the Chair.

The Committee’s business will normally be conducted at four meetings during the year, normally in February, June, September and December. Additional meetings may be convened as business demands.

Meetings can be held virtually or in person, usually at one of our offices (currently in Cardiff, Swansea and Llandudno Junction).

We’re Proud to be Accredited – Our excellent family friendly benefits and culture mean we are a proud Top Ten Working Families employer and have achieved Living Wage accreditation.

We are growing a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we work in and the skills, experiences, and perspectives they offer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. We are also a member of the Disability Confident Scheme and guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria for the role.

Being GREAT is at the heart of everything we do, we are looking for someone who has a passion for making a difference to the public sector. 

 Find out more

You can find out more about the responsibilities, skills and experience required for the role in the job description. If you have any questions or would like an informal discussion with the Committee Chair regarding the role and the process please email BoardandCommittee.Support@audit.wales

Closing date for applications is midnight on 24th May 2024. Your application should include evidence which refers to examples of where you have used/demonstrated your talents/skills in your business environment or other contexts. Please note, there will be a two-stage selection process for this position. Following a sift of your on-line application successful candidates will be invited to participate in an assessment.

When applying online please remember to press the continue button following submission of your application – once you have done this you will receive an acknowledgement to confirm your application has been submitted. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, please contact our Human Resources Team immediately on 02920 320500 or via HRandPayroll@audit.wales

Please note, we are not able to sponsor work visas.

Closing Date

  • 24/05/2024
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