Come and join the team

Lay Members – Governance and Audit Committee (Chairperson plus 3 additional lay members)

If you have an interest or experience in governance, audit, performance or risk management and want to help Monmouthshire County Council ensure that it is governed effectively, this could be for you !

A detailed knowledge of local government is not necessary although it would be expected that potential candidates would be interested in matters relating to public life and services.  From May 2022 Governance and Audit Committees will be chaired by a Lay Person, so a willingness and ability to fulfil this role is desirable.

Are you

  • Objective and independent of mind
  • Supportive of good governance principles
  • A strategic thinker
  • Able to weigh up evidence and challenge respectfully ?

This statutory committee is a key component of Monmouthshire’s governance framework and improvement programme.  The purpose of the Governance and Audit Committee is to provide independent assurance on the adequacy and effectiveness of the risk management framework, internal control environment, performance assessment, complaints handling and integrity of the financial reporting and governance processes.  By overseeing both internal and external audit it makes an important contribution to ensuring that effective assurance arrangements are in place.


Grade: £105 per half day (£138 for the Chair)

Hours: 7 to 10 meetings per annum

Location: County Hall, Usk / Remote / Hybrid Meetings

Closing Date: 05/11/2021 12:00 pm

Temporary: For a period of 5 years (Term of Council), but could be extended for a further term

DBS Check: Not required