Trustee - Audit & Risk Committee

Job Title: Trustee - Audit & Risk Committee
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £0.00 - Voluntary
Reference: J59990
Contact Name: Eleanor Urben
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 19, 2018 15:53

Job Description

The Road Safety Trust

Help us to save lives and reduce injuries on our roads by becoming a Trustee of The Road Safety Trust.

Trustee Duties

  • Promote and develop the Road Safety Trust whilst retaining its core values and aims.
  • Ensure the Road Safety Trust complies with legislative and regulatory requirements, acts within the framework of its governing documentation and in furtherance of its strategic aims.
  • Promote the organisation and facilitate links between the Road Safety Trust and other initiatives in the field.
  • Appoint the CEO and ensure appropriate support and supervision for the post holder;
  • Provide advice and support, where necessary, to the Executive Team (as appropriate).

Audit & Risk Committee

  • Oversees the production of the organisation’s annual accounts and recommends them to the Board for approval.
  • Reviews the effectiveness of internal and external auditors and recommends re-appointment or change to the RST Board.
  • On behalf of the Board, scrutinises any aspect of the work of the organisation against the criteria of best practice and reports as appropriate.
  • Reviews, and challenges (where appropriate):
  • management proposals relating to the closure of the organisation and any associated organisational, system or process changes;
  • the organisation’s financial, accounting and tax policies, practices and processes, including IT;
  • the organisation’s internal control systems including policies for addressing fraud
  • the arrangements for controlling and reporting organisation expenditure;
  • the results of the external audit, including the management letter and the response by management to the points raised in the letter;
  • arrangements to sign off the organisation’s final set of statutory accounts after the organisation closes;
  • the implementation of recommendations from internal and external audit reports.
  • Reports annually to the Board on its views of the governance of the organisation and its own effectiveness.
  • Approves any significant changes to insurance cover that increases risk to the organisation.
  • Approves any changes to the organisation’s internal audit arrangements.
  • Reviews the investment policy annually to ensure the organisation invests in line with this policy, the risk and reserves policy and maintains a suitable balance to reflect its risk appetite.

Person Specification


  • A financial qualification.
  • Experience of audit and accounting processes.
  • A knowledge and understanding of both charity governance and company law. Ability to work at a strategic level, think creatively and criticise constructively.
  • Good, independent judgement and a willingness to speak your mind.
  • A firm belief in and commitment to the organisation’s purpose.
  • Commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
  • An understanding of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.


  • Substantial experience in a leadership role.

Time Commitment

  • Attendance at four board meetings each year – held in London.
  • Attendance at four Audit & Risk Committee meetings each year – held in London.


Applications should be made via Reach Volunteering in the first instance. Please send a CV and cover letter stating why you are interested in applying for the role, how your skills and experience match the person specification, how you can add value to the board and any other relevant information.


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