Non-Executive Member, Non-Ministerial Departments

The Law Officers’ Department, Judicial Greffe, Viscount, States Greffe, Probation and After Care Service and Bailiff’s Chambers, which are non-ministerial departments (“the NMDs”) in Jersey, Channel Islands, are seeking to appoint three experienced and highly skilled professionals to join our newly established joint Audit Committee (AC) from December 2021.

The role of the AC is to consider whether each NMD has used and is using the resources allocated to it economically, efficiently and effectively and to consider whether satisfactory governance arrangements are in place.

  • Role
    The Committee will meet at least two times per year and will be supported by a Committee Secretary to be appointed by the NMDs.

    To advise the NMDs effectively, the AC members are required to:

    • Provide independent counsel, support and constructive challenge to the accountable officers.
    • Provide assurance of the highest standards of corporate governance.
  • Person Specification
    To be considered, you must be able to demonstrate that you have the skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria below.

    • Experience of Board level working in complex organisations in the public, private or voluntary sectors.
    • Proven record of exercising sound professional judgement.
    • Ability to contribute to the long-term strategy, development and success of the NMDs.
    • Strong understanding of ethical conduct, independence and confidentiality.
    • Excellent communication skills, sound judgement and the highest standards of personal propriety in relation to governance, accountability, risk and financial management.
    • Demonstrable interest in the work of the NMDs.
  • Terms
    The AC will review these Terms of Reference every two years or earlier if the view of the AC is that a change is required to ensure that the AC can operate effectively. They may be amended only by agreement with the NMDs.
  • Remuneration
    The Chair of the AC will be paid a daily rate of £500 up to a maximum of four days per annum. Other members will not be remunerated.

    In addition reasonable expenses including travel and accommodation where necessary will be payable, though it is anticipated that most of the meetings can take place by Teams or other suitable virtual medium.

    Appointment will be for three years, with the possibility of a further extension for up to a total of five years, and subject to a review 12 months after the initial appointment.

    We welcome applications from individuals representing as broad a range of views and backgrounds as we have in Jersey society. Diverse perspectives and experiences are critical to an effective, modern Law Officer’s department that delivers justice for all of our citizens
  • Application Process

    To apply for this position, please provide the following:

    • Submission of a covering letter explaining how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the criteria in the role specification, CV, and Equality Monitoring Form to: https://www.wig.co.uk/apply
    • Candidates can also submit documentation by email to [email protected]
    • Documentation can either be submitted via the WIG website or by email to Katy Crothall, Head of Talent via [email protected]
    • If you have any questions about this opportunity, or would value a confidential discussion, please contact Katy Crothall at [email protected] or on 07795246574
    • The closing date is Sunday 17 October, midnight
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