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Independent Member - Audit Committee

Discussion in 'Sevenoaks Chat' started by Sevenoaks District Council, Apr 4, 2022. Replies: 0 | Views: 283

  1. Can you contribute to public confidence in the Council?

    We are looking for a new Independent Member to join our Audit Committee and/or the Audit Board at Dartford Borough Council.

    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 in 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 or Dartford Borough, typically through living or working there. You will be expected to attend probably four committee meetings each year if serving in either Sevenoaks or Dartford (or about eight if serving both).

    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 or Dartford Borough Councillor or member of staff and their close relatives or friends.

    This non-salaried post pays an annual allowance of £800 per council in addition to expenses. The appointment will be for a fixed term of one year initially, with the possibility of being extended for 4-year terms thereafter.

    For an informal discussion, please contact:

    • Sevenoaks: Adrian Rowbotham, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Officer - Finance and Trading, on 01732 227153.
    • Dartford: Tim Sams, Head of Finance, on 01322 343148

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