Council audit committee seeking new member

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Members of the public are being invited to apply to serve on Durham County Council’s Audit Committee.

The council is seeking to appoint a new co-opted member to serve on the committee until 30 April 2019.

The role of the audit committee is to approve the final accounts and advise both full council and the Cabinet on audit and governance issues.

The closing date for anyone interested is Friday, 6 April 2018.

The co-opted member will serve alongside nine elected county councillors and one other co-opted member to assist the council in maintaining high standards of corporate governance as well as bringing additional knowledge, expertise and independence.

Anyone applying should be completely independent from the council and politically independent. It would also be helpful if they had knowledge of how local government works as well as knowledge of risk management and corporate governance arrangements in other public or private sectors.

The successful candidate will be required to attend around six or seven meetings a year as well as some training sessions and would be able to claim reasonable travelling expenses.

Application forms and further details can be obtained by emailing democraticservices@durham.gov.uk

The closing date for anyone interested is Friday, 6 April 2018.

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