Committee Member for the Office for Students` Risk and Audit Committee

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Job Description

The Office for Students regulates higher education providers in England on behalf of all students. We aim to ensure that every student, whatever their background, has a fulfilling experience of higher education that enriches their lives and careers. Our work covers all kinds of students whether undergraduate or postgraduate, home or international, young or mature, full-time or part-time, studying on a campus or by distance learning.

We wish to make an appointment to the Risk and Audit Committee in September 2021. The committee considers the effectiveness of processes relating to corporate governance, risk management and internal control at the OfS and assures the OfS board and Accounting Officer that these are being properly applied. We are looking for an individual with experience in these areas. In addition, we are looking for candidates with knowledge and experience of financial accounting or auditing and working effectively at a senior level in a complex organisation.

We value diversity and the wealth of perspectives, experience and ideas that it brings to our work and we strive to embed equality of opportunity in everything we do.

We recruit based on fair and open competition and welcome applications from candidates regardless of age, disability, race and ethnicity, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background. We particularly welcome applications from disabled candidates and from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as these groups are underrepresented in relation to our diversity action plan aspirations for committee appointments.

Further information including the person specification and the committee`s authority is available in the candidate information pack on the OfS`s website You will be asked to complete a statement outlining your experience and addressing the essential criteria for the role. These are fixed-term appointments for two or three years, and a fee for attendance at meetings and expenses may be claimed.

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