Joint Independent Audit Committee Recruitment

Do you want to assist the Mayor and provide independent advice on corporate governance matters within West Yorkshire Police and the Mayor’s Policing and Crime Team?

We are looking to appoint two Independent Members to our Joint Independent Audit Committee who will provide independent assurance on the adequacy of risk management and financial controls for West Yorkshire Police and for the Mayor’s PCC functions.

This is a unique opportunity to make a positive contribution and to share your expertise as the Committee plays an important role in supporting the Mayor and Chief Constable in ensuring the right governance and control mechanisms are in place to help to improve and strengthen the delivery of policing for our communities.

We are seeking someone with skills and experience in either finance, accountancy, audit and risk-management or with senior level business management, ideally in the public sector.

Whatever your background and expertise you will share our values to work impartially and with integrity contributing a wide range of experience which is of value to the Committee and be well-informed, interested and engaged in the issues facing the local West Yorkshire communities.

We are looking for high calibre candidates who have experience of effectively challenging and questioning at senior committees/boards with an ability to understand, interpret, discuss and question complex written material identifying the salient points to make balanced, reasonable and proportionate judgements to improve and strengthen the delivery of policing for our communities.

Successful applicants will be appointed for 3 years and remunerated for the services that they provide; the Member’s annual allowance is £1,624. The formal Committee meets a minimum 4 times a year.

Applicants must be over the age of 18, live, work or study in the West Yorkshire area and be able to attend meetings in Wakefield or on-line during the working day.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion and welcome applications from under-represented communities.

To find out more about the role of the Joint Independent Audit Committee, the competencies required, and the eligibility criteria, please download the application pack which can be below as well as the application form.

Application pack (PDF 623KB)

Application form (Word 167KB)

Completed applications should be returned to midnight on Sunday 27 November 2022.