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We are looking for external Audit & Risk Committee members with strategic insight, independent judgement and commitment to delivering our vision.
Committee members are usually appointed for a period of three years, with the possibility of a second three-year term.
The role is home based and may involve some travel within the UK. As a minimum, attendance is required at four committee meetings, either in person or via videoconferencing.
This is a voluntary position.
About the role/person
We are looking for external Audit & Risk Committee members with strategic insight, independent judgement and commitment to delivering our vision. In particular, we are looking for committee members with experience of developing risk management strategy within organisations to best achieve compliance and strategic aims.
The Committee is responsible for ensuring that there is an effective risk management framework in place for the organisation, including sound internal control and external audit processes. It plays a key role in protecting Samaritans staff, volunteers and beneficiaries against undue risk. The Committee is a formal advisory committee of the Board of Trustees and reports on its work, conclusions and recommendations to the Board on a regular basis.
We are seeking applicants who will provide independent and effective advice to help the committee fulfil its responsibilities in:
- Evaluating the key risks facing the organisation;
- Reviewing internal control activities and making recommendations in response to identified areas of risk; and
- Assessing the adequacy of the overall control arrangements to ensure compliance with relevant law and regulation.
Applicants for these roles should have experience of senior executive or risk management roles.
At Samaritans, our vision is that fewer people die by suicide. We believe it is preventable and that by working together we can give people the support they need before they reach crisis point. We are one of the most trusted charities in the UK and ROI, and we answer a call for help every six seconds. We have around 175 staff and more than 20,000 volunteers based across 201 branches giving emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We don’t just hear you, we listen.
Our Central Office is located in a converted mill in Ewell, Surrey which is just over 30-minutes by train from Waterloo and 15 minutes from Wimbledon.
Please download and read the full job description, and application form below.
Applicants are to return copy of your CV with a completed application form to [email protected] by Wednesday 17 September containing a personal statement how they meet the experience, knowledge and skills set out in the role description. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview in person or by video conference on Thursday 26 September.
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