Independent Audit and Risk Committee Member

Victoria, London
22 Mar 2019
22 Apr 2019
Part Time
Contract Type

Imagine not being able to move, sleep, or smile. Feeling anxious or depressed and struggling to think or remember. Your body not feeling like your own. This is what Parkinson's can feel like.

Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson's – a brain condition that turns lives upside down, leaving a future full of uncertainty.

Parkinson’s UK is an ambitious and dynamic charity, passionate about improving the lives of everyone affected by Parkinson’s.  We are working towards bringing forward the day that no-one fears Parkinson’s, and our pace and determination is stronger than ever.

Due to the natural retirement of a committee member we are currently seeking an Independent Audit and Risk Committee Member. The charity is in the final year of a 5 year strategy and is growing at a fast pace with income expected to be nearly £40m by the end of 2019.   This position offers a real opportunity to make a powerful impact because the guidance and leadership from our Board and its committees will be crucial to this and to the charity achieving its ambitious goals.

As an independent member of our Audit and Risk Committee, you will be a crucial part of the organisation’s governance, providing valuable expertise and knowledge to help the Board manage risk and properly discharge its responsibilities by ensuring that the Charity has effective internal control systems and is operating within approved policies, its budget, and the law.

To be successful in the role, candidates must be able to demonstrate:

  • Commitment to the aims and values of Parkinson’s UK
  • Understanding of the duties and responsibilities of being a committee member
  • Extensive experience and understanding of financial and risk management
  • Understanding of the role of audit (internal and/or external)
  • Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort

Feeling inspired?  Please visit our website via the Apply button to find out more about this opportunity.

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