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Role

Audit Committee Member

The Salvation Army is one of the oldest and most diverse providers of social services in the world, delivering its mission as a church and a charity in 131 countries. The Salvation Army Trustee Company is the corporate trustee of the trusts under which The Salvation Army operates in the UK.  With an income of c.£300 million, the diversity of The Salvation Army’s UK programme is reflected in its charitable activities (from anti-human trafficking work to older people services), the breadth of its group (including an ethical insurer and a housing association) and the extent of its physical assets (including a considerable property portfolio).

The Audit Committee comprises four external experts with a remit to review The Salvation Army’s internal and external audit arrangements and consider reports issued by internal and external auditors including the annual financial statements. The role provides a rare opportunity to support one of the UK’s leading providers of practical Christianity in action.

The Audit Committee meets four times per year. The role is unpaid but reasonable expenses are reimbursed.

Individuals must be supportive of the Christian ethos of The Salvation Army.

The following demonstrable skills and expertise are required: 

  • A strong financial background, preferably with Audit committee and/or Board level finance experience, perhaps as a Finance Director of a large charity
  • Familiarity with current Charity Commission and SORP reporting requirements
  • Skills to challenge in a constructive and insightful manner
  • Independent and balanced judgement
  • Knowledge of risk management and statutory compliance obligations

Understanding of risks such as safeguarding, long-term revenue generation and fraud.