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Lay Member to the Governance and Audit Committee


Flintshire is a unitary council with a reputation for innovation, progressive partnership working, and strong delivery on its commitments both within the North Wales region and across Wales.

With so many opportunities and challenges ahead of us the lay member of the Governance and Audit Committee will bring a range of knowledge, skills and experience from the private, public or third sectors to help the Council continue to operate in the public interest and follow best practice guidance.

Flintshire’s Governance and Audit Committee currently has eight Councillors and two lay members and we are now looking for a third lay member to join our Committee.  A lay member brings an impartial and dispassionate approach when reviewing the adequacy and operation of our internal processes and procedures.

Being a lay member can be a rewarding experience whilst giving you the opportunity to independently represent the community of Flintshire.
 
Feedback from our current lay members demonstrate how rewarding a role this can be:
‘I feel I help protect the interests of Flintshire residents by keeping a careful eye on how the Council conducts its business and asking questions all the time…..until I’m satisfied!’

‘As a member of an Audit Committee I have oversight of the arrangements for financial reporting, risk management and audit.   I try to use my experience of working in local government for many years, to hopefully improve the current arrangements by asking questions and providing constructive challenge.  In this way I find it rewarding to contribute to the corporate governance process which may ultimately lead to better services for the local community’

To see further information on the role of a lay member please see the links below.

Closing date: 28 February 2022

Remuneration:    
Half day meeting        £105
Meeting last over 4 hours     £210

Supporting information regarding the role 
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