Audit Committee Chair and Board Member | Learning and Work Institute

Job Title: Audit Committee Chair and Board Member | Learning and Work Institute
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: Unremunerated with reasonable expenses paid
Reference: Board Member
Contact Name: Sally Lawson-Ritchie
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 12, 2021 17:02

Job Description

Learning and Work Institute are seeking an ambitious Audit Committee Chair and Board Member skilled in corporate governance and risk management. You will be driven by our mission to provide learning and work opportunities for everyone in society to realise their potential. This is an exciting opportunity to join a progressive organisation in its centenary year.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for an Audit Committee Chair and Board Member skilled in financial governance and compliance. The Committee consists of three members of the Company Board and up to three external representatives. The successful candidate will:

  • Share our passion for individuals to have the opportunity in life to reach their ambitions and potential.
  • Understand governance and preferably have experience of chairing Finance or Audit Committees and as a Board member.
  • Have the capacity to lend support and expertise. The Audit Committee meets three times a year for approximately two hours. The Board meets four times a year for two hours with an annual away day strategy meeting. Meetings rotate between London, Leicester with up to 50% of meetings being remote.
  • Demonstrate a sense of proportion of control relative to L&W’s operational needs.
  • Be objective and independent without bias to any particular interest or stakeholder.
  • Possess analytical ability, informed judgment and the ability to focus on strategic issues.
  • Have perspective, broad knowledge and experience that can be applied to discussions and decisions at Board level.
  • An ability to balance challenge and support to the executive team

If you possess the experience and skills above and have a passion to support the delivery of our vision then you could be the person we are seeking.

Please click ‘Apply Now’ to be directed to the website of Peridot Partners and contact the advising consultants to discuss this role in more detail.