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Thursday 12 January 2017

Council seeks candidate for audit and governance role


Cheshire East Council is looking to recruit a resident to sit on a committee that supports good governance and financial standards at the local authority.

The audit and governance committee provides an independent and high-level focus on the audit, assurance and reporting arrangements that support good governance and financial standards.

The committee will meet approximately six times in 2017/18 and candidates will be expected to serve for four years. 

Councillor Gordon Baxendale, chairman of the audit and governance committee, said: “We are looking for a person with a keen interest in local government. We would welcome applications from people with experience in financial management, organisational governance and an understanding of the roles of internal and external audit.

“Providing constructive challenge, as part of the committee, supports the council’s ambition for open and transparent government.”

Candidates interested in joining the committee should be completely independent and not be politically active or have a relationship with a councillor or a member of the authority’s staff.

The closing date for applications is Friday, February 10, 2017. Further information about the committee can be found at:

Those interested in applying should contact the council’s principal auditor, Josie Griffiths, by phone on 01270 685860, via email at: or by post at:
Josie Griffiths – principal auditor
Cheshire East Council

Internal audit

First floor (Westfields)

c/o Municipal Buildings

Earle Street



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