Independent Member of the Audit and Risk Committee - Office of the Public Guardian
Body: Office of the Public Guardian (OPG)
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Location: OPG offices in Birmingham
Skills required: Audit and Risk
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £1,400 per annum paid in respect of a minimum time commitment of 4 days per year.
Time Requirements: Four days per year
Closed for Applications: 12/11/2020 at 00:00
The OPG is looking for an exceptional person to join the OPG as an Independent Member (IM), for a renewable term of three years, with knowledge, skills or experience of good governance at senior levels in a large organisation in either the private or public sector, and/or an understanding of working with government.
Knowledge of the justice sector would also be beneficial as well as: experience of working with Audit Committees (either as a member or as an attendee) and; experience of change and risk management.
Additionally, it will be expected that applicants – for this role – demonstrate: experience of management or governance at a senior level; experience of working effectively in partnership with multiple stakeholders; and strong communication and interpersonal skills.
As an IM you will contribute to – and participate in – the effective running of the audit and risk committee. Using your external knowledge and expertise you will provide constructive and effective challenge in committee discussions and to inform decision making.
You will be given regular opportunity to meet with the Chief Executive to reflect on your role, review performance and evaluate the arrangement between you and the OPG. Any review of performance will have no bearing on your fee.
You will not be an employee of OPG.
Candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:
- Knowledge, skills or experience in management or governance at a senior level; experience of working effectively in partnership with multiple stakeholders;
- Exceptional communication skills, high level of personal impact and the ability to provide constructive and independent challenge and support to the committee;
- Independence of judgment, the capacity to bring a fresh, external view to decision- making, and an outstanding track record of board level career achievement;
- Broad business management experience – at board level – in a major delivery organisation in the private, public or third sector, and of building and sustaining relationships with key stakeholders including the ability to respond to and reconcile the differing needs of those stakeholders;
- Ability to analyse complex information, reach practical decisions and to think strategically;
- Holds a recognised CCAB qualification, or equivalent.
- Experience at senior levels in a large organisation in either private or public sector, and/or an understanding of working with government and of the justice sector.
- There must be no employment restrictions, or time limit on your permitted stay in the UK. You should normally have been resident in the United Kingdom for at least three years prior to your application.
- You should not be employed by the UK civil service.
How to Apply
To apply, please send the following documents to: OPGCentralSecretariatTeam@publicguardian.gov.uk by 23:59 on 12 November 2020:
- A copy of your CV, in no more than two sides of A4
- A supporting statement that evidences how you meet all the criteria, in no more than two sides of A4
- Declaration of interests form;
- Previous or current public appointments;
- Names and contacts details of two referees (who will be contacted if you are shortlisted for interview);
- Political activity declaration form;
- Diversity Monitoring Form.
Receipt of applications will be acknowledged.
Please quote reference PAT160009 on all correspondence
- OPG Candidate Infomation Pack-EWBrev7 281020 (002)
- OPG COI
- OPG Diversity-monitoring-form-October-2020v2
This post is NOT regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.