Independent Member (unpaid) Audit & Risk Committee

Flexible location
13 Sep 2017
29 Sep 2017
Evenings, Weekdays

Main purpose of the role

As an independent member (unpaid) of the Audit & Risk Committee (ARC) you will work alongside trustees to deliver the work plan of the ARC.  Each independent member brings a specific skills set to the committee, based on the requirements of the Society and provides trustees with independent judgement and an external perspective to assist the ARC in gaining the necessary assurance to report to the Board of Trustees.

Duties and key responsibilities of the ARC

  • Reviewing statutory accounts and the going concern status of the Society
  • Ensuring an effective framework of audit cover (both statutory and internal)
  • Reviewing the integrity of the Risk Action Plan and compliance with the Society

Position in organisation

The ARC assist the Board of Trustees in gaining assurance of audit and risk and ensuring that the Board is aware of matters which may significantly impact on the financial or operational condition or capacity of the Society.  It is one of seven committees:

  • Audit & Risk   
  • Delivering Support
  • Finance & Performance
  • Investment
  • Nomination & Appointments
  • Pensions
  • Remuneration

Your knowledge and experience

We are looking for a highly skilled individual with senior level experience within in the digital technology and cyber security field and financial management skills.  You will need experience of managing risk through a period of organisational change and have an understanding of regulation and compliance issues within the charity sector.

It is desirable that you have experience of providing scrutiny and challenge at Board/Board committee level.

Your skills and personal attributes

You’ll be an effective communicator who is able to discuss and explain complex issues to committee members and who is able to understand the complexities of a large charity.  As an active listener, you’ll use your specialist knowledge to offer constructive challenge and able to act with integrity, honesty and discretion.  It’s vital that you have empathy with the aims and values of the Society and willing to work within its boundaries and policies.

You must be able to devote two days per quarter to the role.

This post may be subject to a satisfactory criminal records disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  For Northern Ireland this post may be subject to a satisfactory criminal records disclosure from Access NI.  For further information on the Society’s criminal records check policy please email