Audit Committee - Independent member

London (Central), London (Greater)
reasonable expenses
18 Oct 2017
29 Oct 2017

About Turing

The Alan Turing Institute is the national institute for data science, headquartered at the British Library. Five founding universities – Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford, UCL and Warwick – and the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council created The Alan Turing Institute in 2015.

Research excellence is the foundation of the Institute: the sharpest minds from the data science community investigating the hardest questions. We work with integrity and dedication. Our researchers collaborate across disciplines to generate impact, both through theoretical development and application to real-world problems. We are fuelled by the desire to innovate and add value.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee advises the Board of Trustees of the Alan Turing Institute on the overall effectiveness of the audit process and internal management controls and monitors progress; assesses the risks involved in the Institute’s business and how they are controlled and monitored; reviews the adequacy of the Institute’s arrangements for its employees and contractors to raise concerns about compliance.

Candidate Profile

The Alan Turing Institute is looking to appoint a CCAB or equivalently qualified individual to this committee.

Skills required:

·         Demonstrable financial experience at a senior level in a relevant environment

·         Good understanding of audit and control processes

·         Understanding of control process around risk and mitigations required

·         Ability to use skills and experience to work collaboratively with the Committee members

Desirable Attributes:

·         Knowledge of work at a University, Research Institute, Research Council or Grant funded organisation environment

·         Understanding of Data Science

·         Broad knowledge of current pressing issues and challenges within the sector

General Requirements:

·         Appointments will run for 3 years

·         Candidates must be available for interview in early November 2017

·         Candidates must be able to commit to a minimum of 3 meetings per annum and time to review papers beforehand

Reasonable expenses for attending meetings will be met by the Institute, however the post does not attract an honorarium


It is the Institute’s policy to provide equal opportunities for all. The Institute recognises that everyone should be treated with respect and dignity and that a working environment must be provided which is free of any form of discrimination, harassment, bullying or victimisation. In addition, the Institute’s site at the British Library provides access arrangements in order to allow unrestricted employment of individuals who have special access needs.

Appointment Process

CVs and a covering letter must be submitted to Emma Cook, Head of Finance at

The closing date for Applications is 29 October 2017

Interviews will be held in London at the British Library in early November 2017. Timings will be advised accordingly if successful.