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Independent Audit Committee Member

Job Reference randw/TP/17402/5419

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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Fixed Term – Part Time (Fewer than 36 hours)
Contract Details:
Fixed Term until May 2026
Allowance of £300 per annum
Working Hours:
Approximately 20 hours per annum
Location (Please use London or Greater London):
Greater London
Closing Date:
Job Category:
Democratic services / Political
Chief Executive
Business Area:
CED - Economic Development

The role

Apply to be an Independent Audit Committee Member ensuring public confidence in the Council’s audit and corporate governance arrangements

We are looking for an independent Audit Committee Member to assist in providing review of the Council's governance, risk management, control frameworks and financial reporting processes at the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

About the Council

LB Richmond upon Thames is a sovereign council with its own members and decision making. The council has entered into innovative agreements to share staff, including a five Borough shared audit service.

About the role

The independent Audit Committee Member supports the work of the Audit, Standards and Statutory Accounts Committee to discharge its role effectively by providing advice and scrutiny on matters concerning the Council’s arrangements for audit, risk management, governance and control.

Attributes and experience

Successful candidates will demonstrate high ethical standards, a willingness to participate in meetings, the ability to take independent, unbiased and objective views and to examine evidence and complex documentation.

Experience of financial management would be helpful as would an understanding of governance issues and the general government environment.  You should also have effective interpersonal skills and experience of working in a complex organisation. 

Who should not apply

Please note that current and former (within the last 5 years) councillors, co-opted members or employees of Richmond Council or its shared staffing partner, Wandsworth Borough Council, or their close relatives, are not eligible to be appointed to this position.  Further details are included in the declaration included in the application pack.


The Independent Audit Committee Member is not a salaried position but an allowance of £300 per annum is offered to those who wish to claim.

How to apply

Please read the Role Description and Person Specification before submitting your application. Please complete the attached Word document entitled 'application form' and email to Daniel Kuszel via  or post to:

F.A.O. Daniel Kuszel

Democratic Services

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

York House

Richmond Road



The closing date for applications is 21 February 2023.  Interviews will be held in early March 2023.


For more information about the role, contact Andrew Hamilton, Head of the Shared Audit Service on 020 8891 7295.

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

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