Co-opted Audit and Risk Committee member

Job Title: Co-opted Audit and Risk Committee member
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Stoke-on-Trent
Salary: Travel and similar expenses reimbursed
Reference: AR-2021-01
Contact Name: Lauren Rooke
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 29, 2021 18:50

Job Description

Staffordshire University is seeking to appoint an outstanding candidate from the public, private or voluntary sector with a finance, audit and risk background to serve as a co-opted member on our Audit and Risk Committee. (Co-opted members are not members of the Board of Governors and serve in an advisory capacity only.)

In this voluntary position, we are particularly interested in strengthening the Board’s skills and expertise in the above important areas, gained from operating at board and/or executive management level. Applications are particularly welcomed from individuals from groups currently under-represented on the Board, which include disabled, ethnic minority and female applicants.

We are seeking candidates who both share the ambition of, and can make an active contribution to, the University, and understand and are prepared to grasp the challenges and opportunities of working in a sector undergoing transformation.

You will play an active and important role in the life of the University, supporting us in achieving our ambitions, together with safeguarding and enhancing the University’s reputation, performance and sustainability.

The role is not salaried, but travel and similar expenses are reimbursed. As a co-opted member of the Audit and Risk Committee you would be required to attend four meetings per annum. (Attendance for some of these could be online if necessary, but we actively encourage in-person engagement.)

Further detailed information can be found in the appointment pack available here:


For an informal discussion, please contact the Clerk to the Board of Governors, Ian Blachford:

The closing date for this role is Friday 28 May 2021. To apply, please submit your CV and a short letter explaining why you would be suitable for the role, along with a completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring form (available in the appointment pack on the link above), to