Council seeks candidate for audit and governance role

Cheshire East Council is looking to recruit a resident to sit on a committee that supports good governance and financial standards at the local authority.

The audit and governance committee provides an independent focus on the audit, assurance and reporting arrangements that support good governance and financial standards.

The committee will meet approximately six times in 2017/18 and candidates will be expected to serve for four years.

Councillor Gordon Baxendale, chairman of the audit and governance committee, said: "We are looking for a person with a keen interest in local government. We would welcome applications from people with experience in financial management, organisational governance and an understanding of the roles of internal and external audit.

"Providing constructive challenge, as part of the committee, supports the council's ambition for open and transparent government."

Candidates interested in joining the committee should be completely independent and not be politically active or have a relationship with a councillor or a member of the authority's staff.

The closing date for applications is Friday, February 10th, 2017. Further information about the committee can be found on the Cheshire East Council website.

Those interested in applying should email the council's principal auditor, Josie Griffiths.

Cheshire East Council


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Jonathan Follows
Saturday 14th January 2017 at 1:52 pm
A role for which the job description makes absolutely no mention about any kind of remuneration - I don't think so!
Nick Jones
Monday 16th January 2017 at 9:53 am
Would it not be better to uniquely fund a dedicated 'Financial Services Authority' staff position to carry out CEC audit .. At least that way there would be no 'fudge' and those responsible could be appropriately held to account reinforced with legislation !