Remote
Unpaid role, expenses paid
Permanent, Part-time, 6-7 days per year
Job description

Member of the Audit Committee

At the National Trust, we look after special places for everyone, for ever. Our purpose has never changed (and never will) but we know that we cannot afford to stand still. Right now, we’re more innovative and creative in the ways we’re reaching out to people than ever before. We’re making great progress and working much harder to make sure that everyone feels at home at the National Trust. And we need talented people, people like you, to help us and play their part.

 

About the Audit Committee

Our Audit Committee is appointed by our Board of Trustees to assist the Board in discharging its oversight responsibilities. It does this by providing a key link between the Executive Team, the Board of Trustees and the external auditors. The Committee also scrutinises financial reporting, risk management and internal control issues.

The Committee meets five times a year at appropriate times in the reporting and audit cycle and otherwise as required and is chaired by a member of our Board of Trustees.

You will find further details of the Audit Committee’s role, the qualities and experience required of its members, and the principles underlying governance appointments in the Trust within the application link.  These details are extracted from our Governance Handbook which is also available in full, in addition to our latest annual report and accounts.

 

About you

We’re looking for someone with sufficient and relevant financial skills gained in a sizeable organisation (c£750m-£1bn revenue or asset base) in the charity, commercial or professional services sector. You could also be an experienced Director of Risk and Assurance in an organisation, as long as you have a financial qualification.

 

Time commitment and expenses

The expected time commitment is approximately 6-7 days per year – this comprises 5 meetings a year and associated preparation with a full induction. The role is voluntary but we will reimburse your expenses. 

Posted on: 22 April 2021
Closed date: 05 May 2021
Job ref: Member of the Audit Committee
Tags: Finance