Independent Member of Audit Committee

Independent Member of Audit Committee

South Somerset District Council is looking to appoint a member of the public to serve as an Independent Member of its Audit Committee.

The purpose of the Committee is to review and scrutinise the Council’s financial affairs, including its risk management, internal control and corporate governance arrangements. The role will also enable you to gain an insight into how the Council operates.

We are looking for someone to bring additional knowledge and expertise to the Committee, and to reinforce political neutrality and independence.

You should have a desire to serve the local authority and a keen interest in public life, an ability to understand complex issues, an understanding of the importance of accountability and probity in public life and an ability to be objective and impartial, whilst exercising good judgement.

If you are interested, we would encourage you to apply.

The role is a voluntary position; however reasonable expenses for travel and subsistence will be paid.

The Committee currently meets approximately 6 times per year at the Council offices in Yeovil.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please read the information pack below which contains a role description, person specification and terms of reference. We welcome applications in writing detailing your relevant knowledge skills and experience. If you require any further information please contact Angela Cox by telephone on 01935 462148 or email at or visit our website at

Closing Date – 4pm 6/9/19

Interview Date – Late September

It is anticipated that the appointment will take effect from 24 October 2019.

Audit Committee Independent Person Information Pack



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