Non Executive Directors wanted by the Northern Ireland Audit Office

The Northern Ireland Audit office is seeking to appoint three Non Executive Directors  to work closely with the Comptroller & Auditor General and the Chair. Ideally with a range of experience across;

  • HR & Organisational Development
  • Finance and Risk Management
  • Digital Technology strategy,

(one of whom will act as Chair of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee).  Continue reading

Non Executive Member wanted…

Non-Executive Member of Audit and Risk Panel

Belfast City Council is seeking to appoint a Non-executive Member to its Audit and Risk Panel. You will play a pivotal role in assisting the council’s Audit and Risk Panel in continually improving the governance arrangements of the council.

The appointment will be initially for a 12 month period but with the possibility of extension for a further two years.

Remuneration of £500 per meeting plus reasonable travel expenses

Closing date: Friday, 12 October 2018 at 4pm


Independent External Audit & Risk Member wanted by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive

The Board of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive wishes to appoint an Independent External Member to its Audit & Risk Assurance Committee.

Internal Audit is viewed as integral in enhancing accountability and general corporate performance in the public sector and has evolved to take a more comprehensive view of public sector performance.  In this environment Audit & Risk Assurance Committees play a pivotal role in enhancing corporate governance in the public sector in general, and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive specifically, by providing an independent oversight over our governance, including  our systems of internal controls.

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Non-Executive Members of Audit Committees and Boards across Government Departments

Audit and Risk Assurance Committees and Departmental Boards are essential structures within Government departments, as they provide the collective strategic and operational leadership for the department and ensure that appropriate controls are in place to manage risks and promote good governance.  Non-Executive Members complement the balance of skills and experience of Government officials on Audit Committees and Boards by bringing an independent, external perspective to this work.

This competition represents an exciting and challenging opportunity to play a positive role in the delivery of public services in Northern Ireland by contributing to the good governance of Northern Ireland departments and their agencies.


The work of government departments impacts on every aspect of life in Northern Ireland and plays a pivotal role in delivering high-quality public services. In order to promote the efficient and effective use of public money, formal structures are in place to oversee the work of each department and ensure that appropriate controls are in place.

Non-Executive Members play an extremely important role in this respect, as they bring a fresh and objective viewpoint to the work of audit committees and boards.

Launching the competition, Head of the Civil Service, Sir Malcolm McKibbin said: “This competition represents a valuable opportunity to make a real difference to the running of a government department and to ensure that public resources are managed effectively.

“Non-Executive Members complement the balance of skills and experience of government officials on Audit Committees and Boards by bringing an external and independent perspective to the analysis of issues. I would encourage people from a wide range of backgrounds to apply.”

This is not a public appointment, nor does it constitute employment, but is subject to Civil Service rules on conduct and political activity.  Most appointments will be for an initial period of three years, which may be extended up to a maximum of six years.  The time commitment is typically 20 – 25 days annually.  The fees payable in relation to this appointment will be in the region of £500 per day plus expenses.

For more detailed information, including the duties and responsibilities of the post and the criteria to be used during the recruitment and selection process, please click on the Candidate Information Booklet link below.

In order to apply for this position, please go to

Alternatively, an application pack can be requested by contacting:

  • HRConnect, PO Box 1089, The Metro Building, 6-9 Donegall Square South, Belfast, BT1 9EW.
  • Telephone: 0800 1 300 330
  • Email:

All requests must include your name, address and reference number IRC217558.

The material will also be made available, on request, in alternative formats such as Braille, large print, audio etc.  All reasonable adjustments will be made to accommodate the needs of candidates with a disability.

Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Wednesday 19th April 2017.

Equality of Opportunity:  Departments are committed to making appointments based on merit with an openness and transparency of process.  Departments are also committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified applicants irrespective of religious belief, gender, race, political opinion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or whether or not they have dependants.

As women, people with disabilities and people under 40 years of age are currently underrepresented, applications from these sections of the community would be particularly welcome.


Audit Committee Chair and Members sought.

Commissioner for Older People in Northern Ireland is currently recruiting a Chair and members for its Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (ARAC).

ARAC advise and support the Commissioner on good governance, accounting and audit standards and risk management.

For further information click on the links below:

Closing date is: noon 17th February 2017

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.   Continue reading