Independent Member of Audit and Governance Committee

Manchester and Leeds
£100 per meeting in addition to reasonable travel and sustenance costs
27 Feb 2018
14 Mar 2018
Job Type

Independent Member of Audit and Governance Committee


Closing date: 14th March 2018

Location: To attend meetings at our Manchester or Leeds Offices

Hours: Attendance required at least 3 of 4 meetings per annum  

Duration: 3 year appointment

Salary: £100 per meeting in addition to reasonable travel and sustenance costs

Attachments: Role Profile

Transport for the North (TfN) is set to be the first Sub-National Transport Body in England and is establishing itself as a leading edge organisation, mapping the way for other regions to follow. The organisation is underpinned and supported by a collaborative Partnership representing political and business leaders from all areas of Northern England, working together with the Department for Transport, Highways England, Network Rail and HS2 Ltd.

TfN is developing an integrated, multi-modal Strategic Transport Plan which will set long-term sequenced investment priorities. The organisation and its Partnership share a vision to improve the frequency, capacity and resilience of the North’s transport system to make it easier for people and goods to move throughout the region. In doing so, we want to create a globally competitive environment that can sustain economic growth for decades to come.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), on behalf of TfN, is looking for individuals to undertake the following role:

Our audit committee will provide challenge and assurance on TfN’s control environment, mainly focusing on risk and financial issues to support TfN in ensuring that it is well managed and able to deliver its priorities.

It is intended that the Audit Committee will consist of 4 elected members from the TfN board and 3 external independent members.

As an Independent Member of the Audit and Governance Committee, you will be expected to attend at least 3 of 4 meetings per year and will be asked to consider and comment on reports from internal and external auditors, review and comment on the internal audit strategy as well as review and comment on a number of TfN policies including Risk Management, Anti-Fraud and Corruption, Whistle Blowing and Treasury Management.

Meetings will usually take place in February, April, June and November and will be held at our TfN offices in either Manchester or Leeds for approximately 2.5 hours.

What we’re looking for:

Suitable candidates will have experience of working in a medium/large organisation at a senior level, experience of financial management (accountancy, audit or management of a large budget) would be advantageous.

You will have the ability to understand complex issues and the importance of accountability and probity in public life. Analysing and questioning written and verbal reports on audit and risk management activities. An understanding of the need for independence of audit from daily management responsibilities is essential as well as the need for effective interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain the strictest of confidentiality.

In order to be eligible for this role you must have local connections, and either reside within the area of TfN, carryout the main part of your work within the TfN area or have other recognisable ties to the area and agree to abide by the provisions of the Members Code of Conduct while serving on the Committee. 

Provisional Interview Date: 21st  March 2018

For more information on the role and the kind of person we’re looking for please refer to the role profile and person specification.

If you believe you have the skills and experience we’re looking for please apply online, supplying your CV and a covering letter illustrating how you meet the essential criteria of the role.