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An opportunity for an independent member of the public to sit on a key committee promoting good governance in Redditch has become available.

Applications are now being invited to be a non-voting ‘Independent Member’ of Redditch Borough Council’s Audit, Governance and Standards Committee, the role of which is to enhance the authority’s good stewardship of resources, financial controls, and corporate governance.

The committee meets approximately four times a year, with the meetings being held remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cllr David Thain, Redditch Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Finance and Enabling, said: “We’re always keen to promote as much public participation in the way we run the council as possible, and this is just one further step in that direction.

“I hope that we will get plenty of applications from people looking to make a difference and who think they could enhance the work of the committee.”

Experience of accountancy, auditing, or managing large budgets in a medium to large organisation at a senior level is desirable, along with some knowledge of local government, public, or private-sector corporate governance arrangements and risk management.

There is no salary, but expenses are reimbursed.

As it is an independent position, in order to be eligible to apply applicants cannot be any of the following:

  • A member of any local authority in the area including Feckenham Parish Council
  • Disqualified from being an elected member of a local authority
  • A member of any committee or sub-committee of the council including being a co-opted member
  • A member of a political party
  • A relative or close friend of a member or employee of the council.

Apply at https://www.redditchbc.gov.uk/careers or for more information please contact Jo Gresham, Democratic Services Officer, on 01527 64252 ext 3031 or by email joanne.gresham@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk.

The closing date for applications is 4pm on Thursday 17th September. CVs will not be accepted. Interviews for the position will be held on Monday 28th or Tuesday 29th September.