Agenda item

External Member of Audit and Risk Management Committee Role: Description and Person Specification

Members are asked to consider the current job description and person specification for External Members and consider possible amendments or updates. 


Members noted the current role description and person specification for an External Member and made some suggestions for updating and aligning it to the CIFA Guidelines discussed above.  It was suggested there be some flexibility in respect of ‘former’ Court Members and City Corporation Employees; possibly amending this to ‘recent’.  


The Town Clerk agreed to draft a skills audit questionnaire and re-draft the person specification, for Members further consideration.  Member agreed that the outcome of the Skills Audit would inform the ‘desirable’ criteria on the person specification.  There was a further suggestion that this should also align with the broader direction of travel of the City Corporation. 


Members then agreed the following timelines


  • October 2018 – Court approval to appoint External Deputy Chairman, Hilary Daniels for a third term, expiring in 2022; noting that Kenneth Ludlam’s third term would  expire in 2020 and Caroline Mawhood in 2021.


  • October/November 2018 – Members of the Audit and Risk Management Committee be asked to complete a skills audit, with the results to be discussed at the Nominations Sub Committee on 15th January at 12 noon.   (NB. The Audit and Risk Committee is scheduled to meet at 2pm on this date)


  • January 2019 meeting of the Nominations Sub Committee and early Spring 2019 – finalise the job specification, based on outcome of the skills audit and agree an advertisement/choice of media. 


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