Independent Chair and Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

The Assembly Commission seeks to appoint a Chair and an independent member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

The main purpose of the Audit and Risk Committee is to support the Clerk/Chief Executive (in their role as accounting officer) and the Assembly Commission in monitoring their responsibilities for issues of risk, control and governance by reviewing the comprehensiveness of assurances and reviewing the reliability and integrity of these assurances.  

The appointment of an independent Chair and an independent Member to ARC will facilitate an objective assessment of the assurances provided to the Accounting Officer on the risk management, control and governance arrangements within the Secretariat.   These assurances include stewardship statements from operational management, financial statements and reports from both Internal and External Audit.

The information provided to ARC will enable the independent Chair to advise the Accounting Officer on the adequacy and effectiveness of the assurances and on how well the assurance received meets the assurance need.

The ARC will meet at least four times per year. The independent Chair of ARC may convene additional meetings as they deem necessary.

Successful applicants will be required to commit to a time spend of around 8 days per year.

Information on the criteria and main responsibilities of the post, including how to apply can be found at Northern Ireland Assembly

Application closes; Midnight on Friday 09th September 2016

Remuneration: Chair, £401 per day     Member, £337 per day

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