Join the Council’s committees
with an interest in supporting the work of Wakefield Council are being invited
to apply to become members of its overview and scrutiny committees and the
audit and governance committee.
scrutiny committees are made up of councillors and members of the public
(co-opted members) who work together to review public services and make
recommendations for improvement for the benefit of people who live and work in
The audit and
governance committee is made up of councillors plus one member of the public
(an independent member). The committee provides independent oversight of the
adequacy of the Council’s risk management framework, the internal control
environment and the integrity of financial reporting and annual governance
Michael Graham, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Resources, said: “These
volunteers play a very important role in supporting the work of the Council.
work alongside councillors to influence how we, and other public
organisations, deliver services and they make
recommendations for improvements that will help local people. If you are
interested, please get in touch to find out more.”
applicants need to be aged 18 years or over, live or work in the
Wakefield district and must not be currently
employed by Wakefield Council.
For the audit and governance role, applicants are also required to
have knowledge of public sector finance,
risk management, corporate governance and the roles of internal and external
audit and also experience of the public sector and/or large complex
organisations at a senior level.
closing date for applications is Friday 27 March.
further information, or to
apply, visit www.wakefield.gov.uk/apply-coopted-independent-member call 01924 306736 or email firstname.lastname@example.org