Non-Executive Audit & Risk Committee Member Recruitment

Mar 01, 2024

Does having the opportunity to contribute to ensuring high standards of governance and scrutiny of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) during a period of major reform of the Scottish justice system appeal to you?

SCTS requires two independent, non-executive members to join its Audit and Risk Committee.  If you have the knowledge, skills and experience in governance, finance and accountability at a senior level and have the enthusiasm to make a significant contribution to the delivery of justice in Scotland, we would welcome an application from you.

SCTS provides excellent and professional support to the judiciary and to courts, tribunals and the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) to enable the efficient and effective operation of the justice system.  SCTS is currently pursuing a range of reforms intended to improve the operation of Scotland’s justice system and the service provided to all those who use it – further information on our work can be found in our Corporate Plan 2023-26 and on our website.

The Audit & Risk Committee (ARC) supports the Board in its responsibilities in relation to issues of risk, control and governance by reviewing and challenging the comprehensiveness, reliability and integrity of assurances provided to them by the SCTS Accountable Officer (the Chief Executive). Further information on the SCTS Board and Audit & Risk Committee is available here.

Applicants should have experience of working at a senior level in a public sector, commercial or voluntary organisation and be able to demonstrate the ability to contribute effectively to the work of the Audit and Risk Committee of a large public sector organisation.

A professional accountancy qualification from one of the UK’s Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB) or equivalent is essential for one of the vacancies.  Both vacancies require experience of working in audit, risk or assurance and involvement in transformational delivery or change.  Experience of digital/cyber security would be highly desirable but is not essential.

Appointment is for a fixed-term period of four years, renewable once by mutual consent.

You will be expected to attend four meetings of the Committee per year, which are generally held in Edinburgh. Additional meetings may be required from time to time.  Membership attracts remuneration of £340 per day.

For more information on this vacancy, including details on how to apply, please see the SCTS website. Interviews will be held on 16 April 2024 in Parliament House, Parliament Square, Edinburgh.  The closing date for applications is midnight on 24 March 2024.

For more information on this vacancy, including details on how to apply, please see the documents via the links below:

ARC Recruitment January 2024 Advert

SCTS - Audit and Risk Committee Member - Role Description and Background Information non-exec

Application Form - SCTS Board Member - Non-Executive Member - Jan 2024 

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