Independent Committee Member - Audit and Risk Committee

Job Title: Independent Committee Member - Audit and Risk Committee
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Wigston Magna
Salary: 0 - 8000
Reference: ICM - ARC 2
Contact Name: Elizabeth Gray
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 24, 2019 17:41

Job Description


As the Chartered body and largest membership organisation for safety and health professionals we are seeking an Independent Committee Member to join our Audit and Risk Committee.

This is a very exciting time for IOSH. We have more than 47,000 members in over 130 countries. We are in the middle of delivering momentous change as we successfully work through implementing our ambitious five-year strategy WORK 2022 – shaping the future of safety and health.

The Audit and Risk Committee receives assurance that IOSH’s internal controls and risk management processes are fit for purpose, protect the integrity of the IOSH brand and are consistent with current UK good practice. The Committee has delegated authority from the Board of Trustees. The role includes ensuring that the Institution is adhering to accounting standards, recommending annual accounts to the Board of Trustees for approval, ensuring the effectiveness and independence of the external and internal auditors, and scrutinising accounting and risk management policies.

The role of Independent Committee Member is to provide impartial advice and support to the Committee, using any specific skills, knowledge or experience that they have to help the Committee to reach sound decisions and provide assurance to the Board of Trustees.

You will have an accountancy background, ideally a full member of CIMA or a CCAB accounting body, with experience of financial management and accounting policies. You will also have experience of operating at a senior level in a business environment and/or relevant qualifications.

The role will require a commitment to attend four committee meetings a year near Leicester, UK, in addition to preparation time and occasional additional meetings where circumstances require it.

To ensure we have diverse and inclusive committees with different skills and perspectives, we welcome applications from a wide range of backgrounds, particularly women and Black, Asian and Minority Ethic as these characteristics are underrepresented on our committees.

The role is unremunerated, however reasonable expenses will be paid.

Millions of people have their lives severely affected because of the work they do, with illness, injury and death all too common. So, if you want to make a difference and be involved in making the global world of work safer, this is a great opportunity to develop your own skills and professional network.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Elizabeth Gray on 0116 257 3116. 

The closing date for applications is 13 November 2019. Interviews will be held on a date in December to be confirmed.