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Independent Audit Committee Member

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex
Essex, United Kingdom
Remuneration provided
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

Job Details

The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC) for Essex and the Chief Constable of Essex are seeking Independent Audit Committee Members for both of their Police and Fire and Rescue audit committees. We are seeking an experienced and dynamic individual who will play a pivotal role in ensuring that the PFCC, Essex Police and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service are operating in accordance with the highest standards of governance, risk management, and internal controls.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with two prominent organisations. If you have the skills and experience required for this exciting role and would like to make a significant contribution to the future of emergency services in Essex, please provide a covering letter explaining why you believe you have the requisite skills and experiences, along with a curriculum vitae via the form below.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 03.07.2024.

Suitable candidates will be required to attend a minimum of four committee meetings per year, for which remuneration will be provided.

Appointment of Independent Audit Committee Members is based on a maximum of three terms (each term being a maximum of four years).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the work of the internal audit function, ensuring that it is properly resourced, has appropriate access to information, and is conducting its work in accordance with best practice.
  • Work closely with senior management to ensure that the organisations’ risks are being managed effectively and that appropriate action is being taken to address any identified weaknesses.
  • Promote a culture of good governance and accountability across the organisations.
  • Oversee the financial reporting processes, including reviewing the Annual Governance Statements for publication in the Statements of Accounts.

Essential Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experience in an Audit Committee position within a similar environment.
  • A strong understanding of governance, risk management, and internal controls.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to build relationships and influence at all levels.
  • Experience of working with external audit and regulatory bodies.

Further information can be found within the Role Profile & Person Specification.

This post is open to all applicants with eligibility to work in the UK on or after 1st January 2021. Independence is critical and therefore candidates will need to adhere to the criteria set out by the PFCC. Eligibility for appointment as an Independent Audit Committee member is detailed within the role profile and person specification.

Essex PFCC is an equal opportunities employer. Communications with us may be recorded for monitoring purposes.

If you wish to have an informal discussion before applying please contact our Chief Executive Phillipa Brent-Isherwood on 07973 880934. 

Closing date: 3rd July 2024


The role of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner in Essex (PFCC) is to be the voice of the people. The PFCC also actively monitors and scrutinises the performance of Essex Police. 

The PFCC is also responsible for monitoring and scrutinising Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS), to ensure they are delivering an efficient and effective service. 

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