Job Details - Lay Persons of the Governance and Audit Committee

Lay Persons of the Governance and Audit Committee

Ref: N/A

Salary: Contact Huw Jones for more details
Closing Date: 12:00, 29 October 2021

*NB will need to contact Huw Jones for more information and application pack.

The Council invites applications from members of the public to become lay persons of its Governance and Audit Committee

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council’s (“the Council”) Governance and Audit Committee is required to discharge the following functions of this Council:

• review and scrutinise the authority’s financial affairs, including approval of the Annual Statement of Accounts;

• make reports and recommendations in relation to the authority’s financial affairs;

• review and assess the risk management, internal control and corporate governance arrangements of the authority;

• make reports and recommendations to the authority on the adequacy and effectiveness of those arrangements;

• oversee the authority’s internal and external audit arrangements, including internal and external audit work plans, receive, review and make reports on audit work and performance;

• review the financial statements prepared by the authority.

To be eligible for appointment to the Governance and Audit Committee a lay person must:-

• Not be disqualified under Section 80 of the Local Government Act 1972 or any other enactment;

• Be over 18 and preferably be a registered elector for the County Borough of Neath Port Talbot;

• Be a well-respected person of standing and good character who is independent both of the County Borough Council and Town/Community Councils in its area and of local politics

• Not be a member or an officer of any local authority,

• Not at any time in the period of twelve months ending with the date of that person’s appointment been a member or an officer of any local authority, and

• Not be the spouse or civil partner of a member or an officer of any local authority. A detailed knowledge of local government is not necessary although it would be expected that potential candidates would be interested in matters relating to public life and services. An application pack with further details on eligibility and process may be obtained from Mr Huw Jones (h.jones@npt.gov.uk)

Enquiries regarding the Governance and Audit Committee or this appointment should be directed to Mr Huw Jones (h.jones@npt.gov.uk)

Welsh: Desirable

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