Independent Member of the Audit Committee

Job Title: Independent Member of the Audit Committee
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: Unremunerated, reasonable expenses will be paid
Reference: UoRAC1
Contact Name: George Turner
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 20, 2021 14:57

Job Description

At Roehampton we change lives by helping our students to develop the confidence, knowledge and adaptability they need for a successful graduate career and fulfilling life.

With around 8,000 students on campus as well as a further 9,000 studying with partners and online, we provide an engaging portfolio of courses across a wide range of subjects. We also have an excellent research profile. With international reach, our research informs policy, enriches culture and improves people’s lives. In the last Research Excellence Framework, we were ranked as the most research-intensive modern university in the country.

We are looking a new independent member of our Audit Committee. This exciting opportunity would allow you to extend your professional experience and network, and make a vital contribution to the delivery of the University’s long-term ambitions. The Audit Committee is a committee of the University Council, which is the organisation’s governing body. It oversees an ongoing programme of review to ensure that the University has adequate and effective arrangements in place for matters including risk management, control and governance, financial reporting, value for money and data quality.

The role would involve attending four meetings per year and a one-day strategic planning session, usually with a dinner the evening before. The meetings usually take place at the University’s main campus in Roehampton, London, although we are currently able to offer some flexibility for virtual attendance. The posts are non-remunerated, but all reasonable expenses will be paid. The length of appointment would be for an initial term of three years, renewable for one further term of three years.

We would welcome applications from candidates with experience of IT and infrastructure management and cyber security. We would particularly be particularly interested to hear from applicants with recent experience of senior management within a higher education institution or similar.

Roehampton is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we would welcome applications from all who are interested in the position.

A copy of the recruitment pack for the position is available here.

The deadline for applications is 10 January 2022. To apply, please send your CV and a short covering letter setting out why you are interested in the position to The selection process will involve online informal meetings with key stakeholders, including the Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive and the Chair of the Committee. We are hoping to hold these meetings in mid to late-January 2022 subject to mutual availability. The appointment would be subject to confirmation by the University’s Nominations and Governance Committee.

For more information about the role, including a detailed person specification, please see the attached recruitment pack. Please contact to discuss receiving the pack in an alternative format.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr George Turner, University Secretary, at