Appointment of Independent Members

Audit Committee

The Sheffield City Region Combined Authority has an Audit Committee to promote excellence in governance and financial reporting.

The Committee currently has a vacancy for one or more Independent Members, and is seeking people with the necessary skills, enthusiasm and commitment to be a member of the Committee and to bring a fresh external perspective to its work.

The purpose of the Committee is to provide independent assurance of the effectiveness of:

  • the governance arrangements of the Authority
  • the Authority’s risk management framework
  • the Authority’s financial management processes and the way this relates to the performance of services

The Committee meets four times a year although additional meetings may be called if there is urgent business to be considered.

The successful applicant will need knowledge, skills and expertise of the public sector in respect of finance, audit and wider corporate governance.

Support and full access to the Authority’s learning and development programme of activities will be provided, however, no allowance shall be payable, as per the Authority’s policy on Committee Member Allowances, other than for travel and subsistence where applicable.

This position is not open to Members or employees of the Authority’s constituent councils and for the purpose of these appointments, a person is deemed ‘independent’ if the person is not (and hasn’t been for a minimum of 5 years) a member, co-opted member or officer of the Authority, is not a member, co-opted member or officer of a parish council for which the Authority is the principal authority, and is not a relative, or close friend, of a member, co-opted member or officer of the Authority.

If you have the experience and personal qualities to undertake this important role, application forms and further details are available from Craig Tyler, Principal Policy and Communications Officer, South Yorkshire Joint Authorities Governance Unit, 18 Regent Street, Barnsley, S70 2HG. Tel 01226 772824, or e-mail 

Closing date:           Friday 30th June 2016, by 4.00 pm

Published: Wednesday 21 June 2017