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Independent Chair for the Joint Audit Committee opportunity

An opportunity has arisen for an independent Chair for the Joint Audit Committee (JAC). The Chair of the JAC is responsible for providing leadership to the JAC for the purpose of it effectively setting and discharging the JAC Terms of Reference.

Are you a person with the highest levels of integrity and accountability?

Can you bring fresh and analytical thinking to two key public service organisations and speak your mind openly? Do you have a strong commitment to public service?

The JAC is an important, independent means of enhancing public trust and confidence in the governance of the Office of the PCC (“OPCC”) and Avon & Somerset Police. It also assists the Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) in discharging statutory responsibilities in holding the Police Force to account.

As part of this role, you will be examining inspection reports, by internal and external auditors, on matters including governance, key systems of control, asset management, people, data management and finance within these two organisations. You will also be directly advising the PCC and Chief on risk management. Therefore, experience and understanding of risk management and audit activity would be particularly valuable.

The term period for this appointment is four years with an option for a second term of 4 years, to be mutually agreed.

You will be required to attend four audit committee meetings a year and you will be provided with expert training and a full induction to the Office of the Police Crime Commissioner and the Constabulary.

We must understand and meet the needs of a diverse range of communities, ranging from the vibrant cities of Bristol and Bath to the rural landscapes of Somerset. We have a proud commitment to equal opportunities and welcome experienced applicants from all walks of life.

How to apply

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 16 February. 

Selection days will be held w/c 6 March and/or 13 March.

To find out more about the role and to access the application pack please refer to documents below.

Application is via competency based application form.

Please contact the OPCC if you have any queries on

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