Independent Committee Member

Job Title: Independent Committee Member
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Unknown
Salary: 0
Reference: NCB Independent Members
Contact Name: Emma Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 13, 2018 16:16

Job Description

The National Children’s Bureau (NCB) is recruiting two new Independent Members of its Finance, Risk and Audit Committee (FRAC) and its Major Grants and Contracts Committee (MGCC).

NCB, headquarters in London and an office in Belfast, is a leading national charity and a highly influential and proactive voice for all children and young people, particularly the most vulnerable.  We are committed to all children and young people being given equal opportunity to the education, health services and specialist care they need to be safe, secure and to reach their potential. NCB is a dynamic and multifaceted organisation, convening and supporting partnerships between government and charities and between professionals and service providers.  In doing so, we apply the best possible evidence to influence policy and support effective implementation of services that are informed by children, young people, their families and communities. 

While the Board of Trustees is ultimately accountable for ensuring organisational wide compliance with NCB’s charitable obligations and that it operates in a financially sound and prudent manner, the FRAC has delegated authority and responsibilities to ensure such obligations are met.  These responsibilities fall naturally into four distinct categories: financial, audit, risk and also remuneration.  The MGCC fulfils a similar role, but with specific remits to ensure appropriate treatment and management of funds of NCB’s major grants and contracts where the annual value exceeds £1million.

In upholding its charitable obligations and principles of operating with integrity and transparency, the Board of Trustees maintains a requisite of two Independent Members to sit on the FRAC and MGCC to provide ever important external perspective and appropriate challenge.  The Independent Members will have demonstrable experience of complex organisational financial management, risk assessment and sound business acumen and judgement either within the charitable or corporate sectors.  In addition to possessing relevant skill-sets, we are seeking Independent Members who can relate to NCB’s overarching principles and who are passionate about championing children’s and young people’s rights to ensure their voice is heard, respected and acted upon.  

The Independent Members will commit to attending quarterly meetings of both the FRAC and MGCC (held on the same day) as well as demonstrate the willingness to engage with the committees’ business as may be required between meetings.

For further information please read the application pack and refer to our new three-year strategy.

Or, contact Emma Smith, Head of Governance:

Application deadline is 5.00pm, 12th August 2018 with interviews in London (date tbc)