Audit and Governance committee – Co-opted Independent member recruitment

We are looking for a Cheshire East resident with practical experience in financial management/accountancy to sit on our audit and governance committee as a co-opted independent member.

The committee provides an independent and high-level focus on the council’s audit, assurance and reporting arrangements.  It provides an independent review of the council’s governance, risk management and control frameworks, and oversees the financial reporting and annual governance processes.  The committee develops, maintains and monitors the codes of conduct for councillors and co-opted members.

Previous experience of working with audit committees may be helpful but is not essential.

We seek to reflect and represent all of the borough’s residents and we welcome applications from all parts of the Cheshire East community.

Whilst the co-opted independent member is not an employee or an elected member of the council, the successful applicant will receive specific training to enable them to undertake their new role effectively.

The independent member is entitled to be reimbursed for expenses but does not receive any allowance or remuneration.

Find out more about the work of the Audit and Governance Committee and its membership.

If you have any questions about making an application, email using the subject line ‘A+G committee co-opted member query’

You can return the completed application form to: or by post to

Director of Governance and Compliance,
Cheshire East Council
C/O Municipal Buildings
Earle Street
CW1 2BJ 

We invite applications up to the deadline of Friday 8 September 2023