Expressions of Interest Audit and Risk Committee – Independent Chairperson

Published 31 Jul 2023

Tararua District Council is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced candidates to be Chairperson of its Audit and Risk Committee.

This role will work with elected members to fulfil the purpose of the Audit and Risk committee and governance duties in relation to risk management, internal controls and financial reports, as detailed in the committee terms of reference.

The purpose of the Audit and Risk Committee is to assist the Council to discharge its responsibilities to exercise due care, diligence and skills in relation to the oversight of:

  1. The robustness of the internal control framework and financial management practices
  2. The integrity and appropriateness of internal and external reporting and accountability arrangements
  3. The robustness of risk management systems, processes and practices
  4. Monitoring sector best practice and guidance in relation to audit and risk matters

The person specification outlining the required skills, abilities and experience for an Independent Chairperson is attached. Your application should include an outline the skills, abilities and experience you have relating to the person specification.

This paid appointment is for an initial 3-year period commencing in November 2023 with four quarterly meetings per year, and agenda setting meetings one month prior to each quarterly meeting. There is also the expectation to attend relevant workshops (not more than three per calendar year) and a bi-monthly one hour CE briefing, as a minimum.

Questions on the role of the Audit and Risk Committee and its membership should be directed to the Council’s Senior Responsible Officer, Group Manager – People & Capability, Sandy Lowe

Expressions of interest in this role should be made by 5.00pm Friday 18 August 2023 using the attached self-assessment and sent via email to the Human Resources Team,

Please download: Person Specification - Audit and Risk Committee – Independent Chairperson