May 292019

Non-Executive Director - Southern Co-op Audit Committee

Function: Head Office
Location: Lakeside
Job Number: 4915
Contract Type: Permanent
Full/Part Time: Part Time
Total Contracted Hours: Approx 5 meetings a year

Here at Southern Co-op, we’re currently seeking a new Non Executive Board Member to join us.

We are a co-operative business operating for the benefit of our members and, as such, our core purpose is to work together for the benefit of our communities. Our ability to fulfil our social responsibilities depends on sustainable commercial success and so our Board of Directors have established a number of Sub-Committees. This gives directors the ability to consider specific issues and ensure proper scrutiny and accountability of our activities. We currently have an opportunity for someone to join our Audit Committee.

The Board of Directors are elected from our membership on a ‘one member one vote’ direct election basis. We’re looking for an independent member who will be key to the delivery of effective governance, assurance, risk management and statutory financial duties. The successful candidate will provide expert, impartial knowledge and perspective to the committee, having gained relevant experience whilst in a financial role within a complementary, non-competing business.

Who are Southern Co-op?

We’re a large, independent co-operative society established in Portsmouth over 145 years ago. Operating across 11 counties in the south of England, our main business is food with a network of over 200 retail stores which includes a thriving franchise business. We also offer End of Life Services with over 50 funeral homes, crematoria, a natural burial ground, florist and a Bereavement Centre.

We’re licensed to use the national Co-operative brand whilst operating as an independent, regional society with a great team of 4,000 employees and an annual turnover in the region of £430m.

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