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Audit and Risk Committee Chair

Risk everywhere!  But let’s be honest, you probably wouldn’t want to Chair an Audit and Risk Committee if you couldn’t add value and if you thought the Board weren’t receptive to advice.

You may be a little different to the standard or conventional Audit and Risk Committee (ARC) Chair. Your interest may lean more towards strategic and regulatory risk and you aren’t afraid to challenge systems and processes to ensure they deliver what they are meant to.

Chairing ARC meetings, as well as being a member of Council will be familiar to you, you no doubt offer experience supporting an organisation’s responsibilities for risk management, control, governance and assurance.  You enjoy contributing robustly to debates, helping your Committee reach consensual decisions whilst ensuring everyone gets equal ‘airtime’ during meetings.

You enjoy analysing complex information quickly, including financial reports and detailed business plans.  Working to deadlines doesn’t faze you and you appreciate the value of an effective audit plan within a regulatory organisation.

You would be taking the reins from Heather Foster at the end of her second term, here’s what Heather had to say about the opportunity and the CLC:-

“The CLC might be a small organisation, but it is big in stature.  It is an organisation with strong governance and an appetite for continued progression”

What is the CLC?

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) is the specialist regulator of property and probate law services in England and Wales. Established by the Administration of Justice Act 1985, the CLC is an Approved Regulator under the Legal Services Act 2007 and is subject to the oversight regulation of the Legal Services Board.

The CLC regulates Practices and Licensed Conveyancers and probate practitioners in the provision of reserved legal activities and other non-reserved functions (including will writing). The CLC is also a licensing authority authorised to license and regulate Alternative Business Structures.

Key Information

  • The appointment is for up to 4 years initially, renewable for one further term of up to 4 years
  • The time commitment is approximately 15 days per year
  • This position is remunerated at £9,225 inclusive of Chair supplement
  • The closing date for CV and supporting statement submission is 5pm on Friday 27th March 2020
  • Shortlisting for interview will commence mid-April 2020
  • Interviews will take place in London week commencing 4th May 2020
  • Term of office to commence as soon as possible and will include a handover with current Chair
  • A one stage interview process with the CLC Appointments Committee is envisaged

To be considered for the role of Audit and Risk Committee Chair you will need to fulfil the following criteria: –

  • Hold a financial/accounting qualification (e.g. ACCA, CPA, ICAEW )
  • Non-Executive experience on an Audit and Risk Committee, ideally as Chair
  • Previous Chair experience
  • An Appreciation of land law, conveyancing or probate would be seen as an advantage
  • Be an effective team member, able to contribute strongly and robustly to debates to reach a consensual decision
  • Have an understanding of the risks associated with a regulated sector
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of the value and importance of the Seven Principles of Public Life

How to apply? 

Submit a supporting statement along with your CV detailing how your experience transfers into the position and why are you interested the opportunity to

More information and a full job description can be found within the recruitment pack which you can access here

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For the attention of agencies, this piece of recruitment is being managed by our Recruitment Partner and we do not welcome speculative applications.