Audit & Governance Committee Independent Members (MDCs)

Middlesbrough and Hartlepool Development Corporations are local planning authorities with responsibility for an area of Middlesbrough town centre and Middlehaven and Hartlepool, respectively. Each Development Corporation deals with all planning applications and planning enquiries for their areas. Independent Members are now being recruited to each Development Corporation’s Audit & Governance Committee. 

The Audit & Governance Committee has a vital role to play in the work of each of the Development Corporations, providing oversight of financial statements, audit arrangements, internal controls and compliance with laws and regulations.   

The Committee provides independent review of governance, risk management and control frameworks and oversees the financial reporting and annual governance processes. It oversees internal audit and external audit, helping to ensure efficient and effective assurance arrangements are in place. 

The Committee is to be made up of an Independent Chair, a member of the Tees Valley Combined Authority’s Audit & Governance Committee and other independent members who are to be appointed by the Development Corporation Boards. The independent members will be appropriately qualified and experienced and able to demonstrate a background in: 

 The Committee shall carry out the duties below for the Development Corporation: 

This is a voluntary, unpaid role, for which members are required to each attend a minimum of three meetings a year.  

Independent members cannot be: 

 To express your interest please forward your CV with a short covering letter indicating which Development Corporation Audit & Governance Committee you are interested in, to [email protected] 

The closing date for applications is midnight on 8th October 2023 with suitable candidates invited for informal conversations with the Group Director of Finance & Resources by arrangement. Please note that interviews are expected to be held week commencing 16th October 2023. 

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