Independent Committee Member - Audit and Risk Committee

Job Title: Independent Committee Member - Audit and Risk Committee
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leicester
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: ICM - ARC
Contact Name: Elizabeth Gray
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 31, 2019 12:55

Job Description

As the world’s leading chartered professional body for people responsible for safety and health in the workplace - with more than 47,000 members in over 130 countries - we are seeking to recruit Independent Committee Members to join our Board Committees.

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

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 get involved. 

Closing date 26 June 2019

Interview date 16 July 2019