Independent Member of the Audit and Corporate Governance Committee

Camden, London (Greater)
An annual allowance of £1,058
16 May 2019
10 Jun 2019
Contract Type

At Camden we are committed to excellence in how we deliver our services. Our residents are at the heart of everything we do – that is something we pride ourselves on. 

We have a strong track record of good corporate governance and robust financial management, but are keen to continue to improve in these areas.  To support this ongoing improvement, we are now seeking to recruit a proficient independent member to serve on the Council’s Audit and Corporate Governance Committee. 

The Committee plays a pivotal role in ensuring public confidence in the Council’s audit and corporate governance arrangements.  Specifically, the Committee is responsible for considering a wide range of matters relating to the Council’s internal and external audit activity, counter-fraud, risk management, treasury management, and other wider corporate governance activities.

We are looking for individuals who share our values, and are keen to contribute to our journey of continuous improvement towards delivering better outcomes for our residents.

As an independent member, you would be expected to have financial, accountancy corporate governance, risk management or audit background. You would be expected to attend meetings of the Audit and Corporate Governance Committee (approximately six a year) in a non-voting capacity, and be able to provide advice, experience and insight. Anyone wishing to put themselves forward for this role should be able to demonstrate a commitment to good governance in the public sector, and preferably have some knowledge of local government or other public bodies.

Persons who wish to be considered must not be current or former councillors or officers of Camden Council, or a close friend or relative of such a person.

An annual allowance of £1,058 is available to the successful candidate.

This is fixed term contract renewable each May at the Statutory Council.

Please contact Kathy Freeman, Director of Finance on 0207 974 1453 if you’d like further information or an informal discussion about the role.

How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing dates for applications: 10th June 2019 at 17:00

Interviews to be held: w/c 17th June 2019

Approval by full Council 8th July 2019 (provisional date)

Please quote reference: 190000BO